Concrete House

ForeverHome looks like a typical New Orleans shotgun, but its maker says it will withstand up to 200-mile-per-hour winds.

The company says the casting process simulates the texture of wood shingles on exterior walls and could mimic a metal or tile roof.

At the moment, the house is limited to about 1,200 square feet, but the company is working on a multi-level design.

Even the exterior windows and doors are cast in concrete for added strength.

The completed interior features all the finishes of a traditional home—bamboo floors, high ceilings, and stainless steel appliances.

Split air conditioning units are shown in this model, but the company has abandoned this system for a more traditional forced-air setup.

The company even casts roof rafters in the house for strength and interest.

The home offers a flexible plan that accommodates different bedroom and bath configurations.

Every opening in the home, the company says, is evaluated in terms of location, size, and operability to be sure the structure’s strength isn’t compromised.

The foundation is cast on site, but everything else is done in the factory.

On site, the walls are erected and bolted together. Each is made from interior and exterior 3-inch concrete skins over a continuous 2-inch foam board.

The roof being prepared for casting in the factory.

The finished roof section shows the texture simulating a metal roof and integrated rain gutters.

The roof seams are painted and taped with a high-performance coating.

The completed home before doors, finishes, and paint.

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