• These-Floating-Homes-are-Designed-to-Withstand-Hurricanes-1
  • These-Floating-Homes-are-Designed-to-Withstand-Hurricanes-2
  • These-Floating-Homes-are-Designed-to-Withstand-Hurricanes-3
  • These-Floating-Homes-are-Designed-to-Withstand-Hurricanes-4
  • These-Floating-Homes-are-Designed-to-Withstand-Hurricanes-5

It’s no secret that it was a devastating hurricane season. As people regroup in the hardest hit areas, they are starting to look forward to the future. How can they combat the next barrage of storms? For residents of South Florida, those who dealt with Hurricane Irma, the answer may lie in something being described as a “livable yacht.” ARKUP, a housing startup, along with the help of architect Koen Olthuis designed a home built to withstand even a Category 4 hurricane. The homes will act like buoys when water levels rise, so they float without being flooded, and an anchoring system—not unlike one found on an oil rig—will aid in safe keeping. The homes will be pricey, however, with estimates in the $2–3 million range. Still, for those who can afford it, it’s both a bit of luxury and some peace of mind. 


Whether you’re trying to refine your archery skills or just get a leg up on the competition when it comes to office warfare, the BB Sniper mini crossbow from Uncommon Carry will fit the bill. Handmade out of stainless steel and equipped with a self-loading chamber, the BB Sniper is designed to hurl projectiles like toothpicks or mini BBs with surprising accuracy at a range of about 30-50 feet. Make sure to schedule some time for target practice because this addictive little crossbow can do some damage. Have fun, but avoid the sensitive areas.