Flooding is prevalent in the UK , which causes some areas of the country to be unsuitable for development according to New Atlas writer Adam Williams . But , with rising prices , builders and developers are figuring out how to make use of said land for building.
Building and development firm Larkfleet Group proposes the Elevating House, a family home that would simply rise on stilts when the floods come.
Should a flood warning be issued , a mechanical jacking system comprising a motor, gearbox, and drive shafts would lift the 65 tonne (72 US ton) home 1.5 m (5 ft) off the ground within five minutes . The owners wouldn't actually stay in the house when the house is raised (for the obvious safety issues) , but would instead need to pack up some essential belongings and travel to temporary accommodation elsewhere.