The controlled environment in which this windy city comes to life has a hefty price tag -- $7 million -- and is the first of its kind. The abused model home is not made of straw or sticks or brick, but is a two-story, four-bedroom home measuring 1,900 square feet, typical of houses in the region. For mobility, it is enclosed in a hangar that can run on tracks. During tests, the surrounding framework is rigged up with 60 "pressure boxes" that bring on the pressure, through large hoses that are able to suck and blow in a manner that mimics a wind force. Such realistic testing has never before been performed on a full-scale home. According to researcher Greg Kopp, the force created is like "turning the house upside down, adding weight to it, and shaking it!"