Friday, April 27, 2012

Instant Zombie-Proof Dormitory, Hotel, Village

All images via Gizmag

The steel shipping container is a strong and versatile architectural starting point. Using the ubiquitous steel structures, one can build a house, a workshop, an artist's studio, an underground survival bunker, or an entire dormitory, hotel, or village.

The structures can be stacked, cantilevered, buried, bermed, or perched on a pedestal.
... British company Snoozebox has come up with yet another clever use for [shipping containers] – a modular, scalable portable hotel system made up of multiple tiered containers, that can be set up anywhere within 48 hours.

Each climate-controlled Snoozebox room features a double bed, wet room, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, two power outlets, a safe, and key card entry. Maid service and a continental breakfast are also provided. Currently, there are four rooms in each container, although a couple of other options should be available soon – the company plans on offering larger Luxury rooms that each occupy half a container, along with cheaper five-per-container Budget rooms. The containers themselves are standard ISO (International Organization for Standardization) size, meaning that they can be stacked and shipped anywhere by road, rail, air or water. The system includes its own infrastructure, so no electricity, water or sewage access is necessary. It can also be leveled by its installation crew, so absolutely flat terrain isn’t a requirement. _Gizmag

Such self-contained dorm/hotel/village systems could be set up anywhere in the wilderness, desert, or polar areas where power and sanitation could be provided. Above, you can see the interior layout of individual container units for the "Snoozebox" system.

Shipping containers are built of strong steel structural material, easily capable of holding off an extended and determined zombie attack, as long as sufficient food, water, sanitation, temperature control, and clean air are available.

A multi-unit installation would be suitable for remote drilling or mining crews, remote education or training centers, or for large scale refugee camps when flight from zombie-infested cities is necessary.

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Blogger paulaustin said...

The steel shipping container can be used for house, workshop, office and so on. From the photos inside the container, we can not believe that is shipping container. It seems luxurious with full facilities.
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Blogger al fin said...

Yes. One could easily browse the Al Fin Potpourri blog while comfortably ensconced within a full-facility residential shipping container. Perhaps even a Yosemite rental.

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