Net Hero Podcast – the floating house for climate vulnerable

Students from Coventry University bring the floating house idea to life

Big Zero Report 2023

This week’s podcast covers something which sadly, will be more and more essential – protecting homes from flooding.

A team of students from Coventry University’s Business School made the finals of a prestigious international competition with their design for a floating house. It’s designed for developing nations which have flood risk and involves building a house on steel poles with barrels underneath which allow it to rise up should riverbanks flood.

It’s not a new idea but the use of recycled material and low cost local materials is. Have a listen to what the team did and if you think it’s a good idea get in touch, let’s turn it into a reality!

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