why in the world a round house?

May 26, 2014 — 1 Comment

If you’ve always wanted to live in a round house, but have never found the right one, in the right place, for the right price, you could always try building one yourself. That’s what Tomasi and Irene Tukuafu did in 2009, and they seem very happy with the results –

nauvoo round house



The couple, who live on the banks of the Mississippi River in Nauvoo, Illinois, built the house using reclaimed timbers from an old log cabin that had been torn down. During a televised house tour just after the house was finished, Irene Tukuafu explained the couple’s interest in circular design to a skeptical interviewer.

“Why in the world a round house?” he asked.

In a later interview with a local newspaper, Irene further explained her thinking: “There’s no place that’s not beautiful, I want a round house to see the whole thing.”


One response to why in the world a round house?

    Livon Diramerian May 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I would like to congratulate this woman, her husband, & her friends who built this round house. It is a magnificent house. In her reply as to why she used the round form she said in Hawaii the hurricanes destroyed all the houses except the round houses. The other reason is acoustical. They also used natural timber to build the house. I liked the design of the bed and stairs. Living in natural surroundings is very healthy. She is almost 70 but she looks in her 50s, although she has 14 children. We should live in harmony with nature not destroy it.

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