Believe it or not, but people are now building their homes out of Styrofoam. In Hawaii, a company has built a handful of these homes, which are easier to heat and cool than conventional homes and they actually cost less to construct. Japan takes it to the extreme, especially in one village where 480 Styrofoam dome homes serve as lodging, recreational facilities and retail shops. These homes, which look they were built for smurfs or hobbits, can be constructed in just a few hours and they’re earthquake, fire and typhoon resistant! To see more, check out our new article on Styrofoam homes.