Climate Change: Time to Totally Rethink our Homes

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Climate Change: Time to Totally Rethink our Homes


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People of Luzon needing our prayers and support


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Clean up efforts are now going on. The floodwaters are slowly receding. But there is another storm coming. Let us continue to pray and help those without homes, for those who are hungry and sick.





Incessant rains and the subsequent disastrous flooding that occurs soon after have been happening too often. Climate change and its message for us to make adjustments to the way we live is clear as the frequency of images of cities submerged in water greet our eyes. In fact it is not strangers anymore who are the casualties of the onslaught of mother nature’s not too amiable mood. They are our family, friends.



A vision of an upscale houseboat community by Erikstad Architecture



The recent floods in Luzon in the Philippines hit my younger Baby and her classmates, as well as my brother and his family and quite a number of extended family and friends. Unbridled, unplanned urbanization is a lot to blame for the damage as sewers are no longer doing their job of draining rain water. How can they function when practically most of them are clogged.



If one cannot relocate to another city after having had a home damaged by the flood, maybe it is time to rethink and redesign one’s home. Noah’s ark comes to mind. Maybe houseboats are the way to go. One that is built to primarily function on dry land as well as on water in case of flooding. Just a thought. This out of the box idea no longer seems an outlandish approach to cope with the effects of climate change. Urban Planners and housing developers, give it serious consideration. At present, I don’t think there will be any doubters nor jokers who will ridicule such a project.


Here are houseboats to inspire us all towards this direction.



 Modern home base located in the Dubai marine



 Houseboat in the Amstel river of Amsterdam





Houseboats are as old as history. A familiar one after living in Hongkong for many years is the chinese junk boat.





And how could one forget the houseboats in Amsterdam.




Last but not the least the houseboat after which my aRk2 is based on, Noah’s ark. I would like to share these lessons.


  quotes to make us think (fb page)








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