Tokyo: Ichijo Komuten, a Japanese housing development company, has invented a floating house which is expected to solve the issues facing flood-prone countries.
The structure of the house would be waterproof. The company claims that as per the rise of the level of water, the house will start floating.
According to the company, “The house is just like a normal house.” The moment water starts filling up around the house, it will slowly leave the ground and rise upwards. “
The house is joined by thick iron rods and connected to the ground by strong cables, which will help the house to go upwards in the event of a flood. If the water level of a flood subsides, the house will be back on the ground and touch its surface.
All the electric wires and other connections are to be installed upwards, so that they won’t come into contact with water. The house is capable of floating up to 5 metres high.
Currently, Assam has been witnessing one of the worst possible floods this year and the death toll has touched 140 across the state. Several parts of the country in India face flooding issues every year. Therefore, the floating house invented by a Japanese company would be a boon for the flood-hit nations all over the world in coming years.