Underwater Houses for a Flooded Future

It’s a fact. Sea levels are rising and today’s shores are going to be tomorrow’s ocean floors. If you can’t beat it, why not embrace it?

That’s what the folks at U.S. Submarine Structures seem to be saying with their undersea and semi-submersible residential and commercial buildings. The company is already working on the underwater resort, Poseidon, to be located in Fiji.

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Although the project isn’t finished yet — it was was scheduled to be completed in 2008 — 150,000 people have expressed serious interest in the paying the $14,000 weekly price tag to become guests.

That kind of interest could be what’s underlying plans to build additional structures below sea level.

According to the website, at least one person has committed to owning the residential version know as H2OME. It’s a 3,600-square-foot round house designed to sit in water as deep as 60 feet. Residents access the house via an elevator or circular stairway. Conduits for water, sewage, communications and electricity are connected to the shore.

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One of the big advantages to living underwater is the view. The company says it can create a coral garden that houses numerous fish and a wide assortment of invertebrates. Push a button to feed the fish and at night, flick on the underwater lights to illuminate the dark waters.

If you love the water and always long for your own Atlantis, this house might be for you.

Credit: U.S. Submarine Structures

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