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Japan's quirky, quake-resistant dome houses prove a big draw

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They are beautiful. They add a unique atmosphere and character to the town

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When I first read about these domes years ago, I wondered why they didn't become more popular.

I can imagine the construction industry being particularly against them as they would cut all the profitable corners from a bloated industry.

Their website iin English is interesting.             http://www.i-domehouse.com

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Very Hobbit-esque!

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@browny1 - Why? Because they are ridiculously overpriced.

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Houses for Hobbits!

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Dan - Why what?

I'm not sure of your question.

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They look like capsule houses in manga, Dragon ball.

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A bit, expensive 18K person per night. But apparently it's still closed for Earthquake repairs.

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Dan - Why what? I'm not sure of your question.

I wondered why they didn't become more popular.

You asked, or wondered, rather, why. I answered.

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It's a nice looking place. I'd prefer it to the Mordor we find ourselves slipping into...

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