Climate-smart house: Housing that is cyclone resistant and food, energy and water efficient in Bangladesh

Since cyclones Sidr (2007) and Aila (2009), communities in southern Bangladesh have increasingly needed to protect their homes and livelihoods from destructive natural disasters. WorldFish embarked on a climate-resilient housing project in 2013, building a prototype climate-smart house that is resilient to cyclones and is also water, food, energy and space efficient. This brief describes how the climate-smart house provides protection against cyclones and flooding and supports efficient use of water and energy. Many features of the house are aimed at increasing food production and helping families become more self-sufficient and better able to cope with extreme weather events.


Hossain, E., Nurun Nabi, S.M., Kaminski, A. (2015)
Penang, Malaysia: WorldFish. Program Brief: 2015-27