Concrete House

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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.

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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.

Concrete House

The roof being prepared for casting in the factory.

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

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

Concrete House

The completed home before doors, finishes, and paint.

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