>>Male 1: We are Share House,
which is a sustainable plus resilient prototype for coastal housing. We have a lot of engineers on the
team, but we have a really strong
mixture of architecture and engineering and a bunch of different types of engineers,
so, I would say, yeah, diverse, well-rounded.>>Male 2: So this home
is ideal for locations that are susceptible to rising tides.
So not only on the shoreline but maybe an area located next to a lake
or another body of water.>>Male 1: The ways we’re doing that,
we’re having the exterior be flood-proof because the whole point is we want to build
a house that can stay close to the ground
because after Sandy, they started making people rebuild their houses
7 feet-10 feet off the ground. So we’re trying to make a prototype for a
home that can stay one foot off the ground.
And the way we’re doing that is having a flood-proof exterior
and we’re using fiberglass composites from the boating industry
to actually make it like a boat hull. And we have these big flood shutters that
shut down over the expansive southern windows, and actually, on those shutters
we have solar panels that are DC solar panels that can basically work if
the grid goes down. So they can provide emergency power during,
like, a storm situation. So, that basically, we want this house to act as like a community
hub during power outage and after a big storm.>>Team: Sure!