The dome shaped houses in Pottuvil built as a settlement for the tsunami affected is proving to be a solution to the hot and dry climate in Ampara while promising to be tsunami resistant.
The story of these dome shaped housed village started way before the tsunami when the 280 families of Inspector Eatham were forced to leave their homes 1990 due to the war and scarcity of water. They were resettled in Komarai, where they faced the 2004 December tsunami, which forced to leave their adopted homes in search of shelter with relatives and friends. The fear of another tsunami led them to their old village where dire conditions like scarcity of water and lack of proper housing awaited them.
These strange shaped dwelling celebrated for their versatility and the simplicity of the building process that requires minimum skilled labor and building materials were built following the destruction of nearly 12,000 houses by 2004 tsunami, which savaged the Eastern province of Sri Lanka as a solution to the challenging situation of the members of Inspector Eatham community.
The dome houses introduced to the country by Solid House Foundation were constructed with reusable pneumatic formwork, which was produced by BingFo in the Netherlands and was transportedto the location while other materials had been purchased locally. Compressed Stabilized EarthBlocks were introduced for additional straight walls which separated the inside compartments.
The houses includes a living area, two bed rooms, a kitchen and an adjoining bathroom while a rain water harvesting tank for each house was introduced to reduce scarcity of water.
The houses dome shaped with a central tunnel and a sky window leaves the inside of the house cool while the dome shaped house is believed to have more resistancetowards future natural disasters.
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