“Hidden under the house and its wraparound porch are steel pontoons filled with Styrofoam. These can lift the structure three meters off the ground if this area, two hours north of Bangkok, floods.” (

At the first sign of monsoon, residents will be alerted to drop anchor. Restrictions will also be placed on paddling upmarket.

Showing great confidence in the curative power of sea air,
“Bangkok is now taking bids for the construction of a 300-bed hospital for the elderly that will be built four meters above the ground, supported by a structure set on flood-prone land near shrimp and sea-salt farms.”