Fire is one of the most devastating natural hazards that can destroy homes and lives. How can homeowners protect their properties from fire damage? In this article, Chris Maierhofer, a fire engineer and researcher, shares his insights on how to design and build a fireproof home. He explains the principles of fire behavior, the materials and methods that can resist fire, and the best practices for fire prevention and mitigation. He also provides examples of fire-resistant homes from around the world, such as the Earthship Biotecture in New Mexico and the Rammed Earth House in Australia. Read on to learn more about how to create a safe and sustainable home that can withstand fire.