When it’s finished, would you like to spend a night in Chris’s Tsumaniball? …on dry land of course!

This was never about my personal anxiety about a Palo Alto Tsunami, so purchasing a survival craft or boat was never even a consideration. This is about a problem that I feel a connection to and want to try to solve… The plan is for the tsunamiball to be a guestroom in our backyard. Maybe we will put it up on airBNB when we are all done.” – Chris Robinson

Learn more about Chris Robinson’s Tsunamiball. See lots of great photos by Chris at Gizmag. I first spotted this at Off Grid Quest.

House Arc

At $55,000 this small structure is more expensive than most people want to spend, but it’s definitely a cool design.

Bellomo Architects, in Palo Alto, wanted to design an IKEA-like house, only easier to put together. Just like the Swedish company’s famous furniture, this 150 square foot modular structure can be flat-packed and delivered in a box that is only 4x10x3 feet in size. When complete, it only weighs 3,000 lbs. and can be used as shelter after natural disasters, as a backyard studio or office, or as a tiny house.”

Read more about the House Arc.