Tsunamiball is part art project, part tsunami survival device. After the Japanese tsunami in March, 2011, Chris Robinson wanted to build something to help families survive such a disaster. The unique design was inspired by oil derrick escape pods and wooden spheres that double as hotel rooms made by artist Tom Chudleigh. Tsunamiball is made from plywood and epoxy. It is 22 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. Prior to this project, Robinson had never built or sailed a boat. Check out his blog to follow his learning process.