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These $2 million floating homes will be able to withstand Category 4 hurricanes

These $2 million floating homes will be able to withstand Category 4 hurricanes
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A rendering of the "livable yacht" concept by by ARKUP and Koen Olthuis.     ARKUP

South Florida - especially Miami and the Keys - was one of several regions that Hurricane Irma pummeled in early September. The Category 4 storm brought winds up to 70 mph, destroyed hundreds of houses, and knocked out power for 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida.

A new type of solar-powered home could withstand future storms and rising seas. Designed by architect Koen Olthuis and housing startup ARKUP, the design will be presented at this month's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Olthuis told Business Insider that the moveable home will be able to withstand Category 4 winds up to 156 mph. In the event of a storm, it will be buoyed, so that when water levels rise, the home will bob with it.

Check out renderings of the home, which the team hopes to start selling next summer, below.

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