A group of developers have built a prototype disaster survival house and are testing it in a New Orleans neighborhood still trying to rebuild years after being devistated by Hurricane Katrina.
The new home is designed to provide a speedy, self contained housing solution in the aftermath of extreme disasters. With a roof that slants inward to catch rainwater, and over 20 solar panels to provide power when the utility grid goes down, this boxy steel reinforced shelter is strong enough to withstand future disasters like hurricanes, floods and even zombie attacks.
Best of all the entire prefab structure can be delivered in pieces to any location in a single shipping container and assembled on-site. Joseph Basilice is president of OceanSafe LLC, the company that designed and built the home:
“This building can be put in a disaster area without infrastructure, but it is permanent and can be expanded.”
At 1,100 square feet, the “aftermath house” has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen.
If the coming zombie plague leads to widespread damage to our housing infrastructure, with entire cities burning to he ground in the mas panic, then a prefab, self sustaining house like this might play an integral part in rebuilding society.
So what if it looks like a tiny Ikea? Here are some more pics: