Alternative homes: futuristic living spaces

As the planet is quickly filling up with greedy, consuming humans, we are beginning to require unique ways of creating living space for future generations; not only to save on room, but also to provide individuality in an otherwise repetitive landscape. Demilked created an article entitled 10 of the Strangest Homes in the World which features some tiny, almost unlivable homes as well as larger structures to demonstrate innovative forms of architecture.

To me this sends out a moderately positive message: yes, we are ever expanding, but we needn’t feel ashamed of the fact that we have to live somewhere if we are willing to try something a bit different. Human guilt can only go so far after all and buildings can inspire others into creating better ways of living, which could ultimately help the planet and its inhabitants rather than hinder it.

However, as this is a Dystopic article, I am much more interested in the underground homes that would save one from political unrest or maniacal robots. Take this lovely underground home, for example, which not only leaves the attractive view unspoiled but also provides some protection against mild apocalypses (zombies, disease, that sort of thing).

If you think we’re going to go via pollution, global warming, damage to the environment or other such disasters, then you can begin the fight against our demise by building one of these 5 greener homes. The more homes like this we build the better, even if the cost is higher.

But my favourite? The homes made out of concrete bunkers, a paranoid and overly imaginative blogger couldn’t be happier living in a building where the walls are so thick that not even a bomb could penetrate it.

If only I could afford the mortgage. Or any mortgage come to that…

Emily created Dystopic in 2012 after requiring an outlet for her love of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. Her debut dystopian novel 'These Unnatural Men' was self-published in 2018, and her collection of short stories 'Foreground' was self-published in 2020.

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