Bamboo Living buildings have withstood multiple Category 5 hurricanes with winds up to 200mph
“When three typhoons swept into the Cook Islands in 2005, one producing winds of 173 mph, they devoured everything in their path — everything, that is, except a group of bamboo houses on the beach.” — READ FULL ARTICLE
Hurricane: 2017 Hurricane Maria CATEGORY 5
Project: In 2008, Bamboo Living built 5 structures for Discovery Grove. Discovery Grove, located in the US Virgin Islands on St. Croix, is an eco-retreat and experiential learning center.
The Bamboo Living structures performed phenomenally well when Hurricane Maria, known as the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide, hit the Caribbean in 2017. Maria was a category 5 hurricane, and the deadliest storm of the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.