ITALY, TX -- Chances are you’ve seen it from the highway traveling along I-35.
“Well this is Bruco we're standing in front of, and Bruco is the Italian word for caterpillar,” David South said.
The dome shaped building in Italy gets a lot of attention, and the man behind the domes, David South has been in the dome game a long time.
“40 years ago, I built a potato storage and the potato storage is 105 foot in diameter and it's tougher than a boot,” South said.
He’s not kidding. These domes have withstood tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. In fact, South has built some of these dome homes for people who are prepping for the end of the world.
“We’ve built a number of doomsday bunkers. In fact, down south of here I built one where we put two domes underground, and then another one on top of them, and then we put a 50 caliber machine gun nest on top of it.”
But these homes aren’t just for doom and gloom. David South has built more than 5,000 dome schools, homes, and churches across the globe.
“Right now we are building a little village of 30 domes in Haiti. There is nobody who needs more help than Haiti.”
South says he’s not in this for the money and he's teaching folks how to build their own domes.
“The idea is to help people. You build this dome and you have built something to be proud of.”