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Coastal Desk

Life Raft: What If We Just…Made Our Houses Float?

Laura Sanders

With flood risk increasing and flood insurance rates likely following suit, it seems like there's got to be a better way to tackle the challenge.

For example: could we make our homes float when the water comes?

This week we talk to an architect who has devoted her professional life to that question, and we visit a Louisiana community where some people have decided that it makes more sense to temporarily float a house than to elevate it on stilts.


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