Survival pods – Chinese villager Liu Qiyuan, pictured here on December 11, has constructed six survival pods that can be used in the event of tsunamis and earthquakes.
Carbon fiber – Each pod consists of a carbon fiber shell wrapped around a steel frame.
Unique decor – Liu and his daughter sit inside one of the pods. The pods seat 14 people each and have varying interiors.
Emergency exit – Liu climbs out of one of the pods that are sitting in his yard
Built to float – A worker looks at the pods. The spheres are airtight and can float on water.
Doomsday – The project was partly inspired by the apocalyptic Hollywood movie '2012' and the 2004 Asian tsunami.
Rescue vessels? – Liu hopes that governments and international organisations will adopt his pods for use in the event of natural disasters.
Team work – Fours workers team up to re-position one of the survival pods.
Pod builder – Liu stands among his pods, which he built in his yard in the village of Qiantun in China's Hebei province.