Tsunamiball is intended to be a tsunami-proof boat.
After the Japanese tsunami in March of 2011 I started to wonder how a family might survive such a brutal and sudden event.
The project started as a series of creative conversations and sketches with friends about possible ways to escape a tsunami with your family intact. The tone was light and playful. Ideas like helium balloon houses, and personal jet packs were exciting lunch time topics. Eventually the idea of a floating ball as an escape vessel was hatched.
From that idea, through a series of sketches and several hundred web searches birthed the concept that a tsunami-proof vessel was a possibility.
With no boat building experience and almost no time spent on the water, this was more of a fantasy than a practical planning exercise.
The more I researched, the more I expected I could build it.
I started to build in January of 2012.
I hope to finish sometime in late 2014.
Big + crazy = good project, don’t you think?