On September 25, 2014 at 10:05PM Mark Said…

"The oldest forms of indigenous shelter were often round in shape. (Think the Southwest USA Hogan, Mongolian Yurt, North American Teepee and the Greek Tenemos, among others.) Why did our ancestors choose to build round? Because the ovid shape — eggs, earth, tree trunks, and stones — is what they saw reflected in the surrounding natural environment. And, as usual, Mother Nature knows best. There is some nifty natural science that makes round buildings more comfortable, more energy-efficient and safer — especially if you combine the ancient shape with modern materials."

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Why Our Ancestors Built Round Houses – and Why it Still Makes Sense to Build Round Structures Today

A 21st Century home built using ancient round design and using modern materials can be extra safe and more energy efficient.

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