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The world's first elevated house that can be raised up in minutes to protect it from flooding is to be built.
Planning permission for the temporary three bed family home to be built on a floodplain in Lincolnshire has been granted and work is expected to start next spring.
The experimental property will have a motorised jacking system to lift the whole house 5ft above the ground when a flood is expected.
And if it proves a success thousands of elevated houses could be built on low-level ground at risk of flooding across the UK in the future.