Floating houses in the Netherlands
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Watch: Building flood-proof houses

22 February 2014 Last updated at 11:55 GMT

The recent flooding in the UK has caused chaos and millions of pounds worth of damage.

But instead of turning to sandbags at these times, there could be a new way to build flood proof houses.

In the Netherlands they've built floating, amphibious homes that adapt to the rising water levels.

Watch the clip to find out more...