Thursday, June 14, 2012

Survival dwellings

     There is so much available information out there, lots of people talking about it. The levels of security with our present civilization seem to be falling. So we thought a mellow mostly visual interlude upon the subject might be in order.

     Simple and well ordered. One must consider who one is sharing a small space with, ample sewage, air and water along with food, might make this claustrophobic environment possible.
     We all love drawing pictures, this one might work for you. We believe that all designs are meant to be a starting point for you to develop to your own needs.
     How can one not find the entrance to Tom Cruises $10 million survival bunker a work of art.
     We don't know if this is a product of some form of substance abuse, but you get the idea, and if you are wise you can modify the design to be more practical. For instance, building your rooms along the walls adds ground in the center for gardening. Remember to make those walls thick enough to stop whatever someone might throw at them, and wide enough to walk around. Think of the peace time uses, Veranda garden, and fabulous paintball parties.

     You could always cover your existing house in concrete board and then put a layer of concrete over it.
                             Concrete canvas, a quick alternative for the last minute survivalist.

          Concrete canvas Bermed in an attempt to keep unexpected guests observance of parking rules.
                                                      If it should happen to be set ablaze.
shipping container cabin
                                        For the economical survivalist who isn't worried about neighbors.

                                                              For people with big plans.

          Another concept for building onto an existing structure. An internal plan for shuttering the         windows is essential, just in case the natives grow restless.

                                           Or we could go with something more traditional.
                                                                  A Hobbit bunker?

                                                   Built a little too close to the coastline.

Had to put this one in.

                                       Round houses permit a good view if placed properly.

                        You could always take a basic modernist design and install blast doors.

                                                            The local Keep usually worked.

                           Building with height in mind and difficult access, might cause them to leave you alone.

     Some of the most ancient stone dwellings simular to this have been found in Scotland. They seem to have ridden out the last major interruption some 10,000 years ago in them. This is an earth design, simple for a small family, or couple.

                    A little camouflage cabin in the woods to run to for the subdued survivalist.

     This idea is practical for a small group or large family, making use of protective walls as part of the domiciles living space. Always build in as fire-proof a fashion as is possible.

     Though nothing lasts, this simple structure proved adequate protection for its Dutch masters in its day.

     The way they did it in the WWII. Didn't help them much, a determined enemy will always find a way in. Try not to make too many enemies or too bold a statement, for if you do, there may be a price to pay.

                      Big doors in an underground space tend to dis-encourage many a thief.

     Even in 13th century Italy and other places in Europe, the peace and plenty provided by government had broken down. Men who had the means built keeps. Here are a collection of keeps to close today's post with.

      They did build with a mind to have structures last in those days. Depending upon what you might expect to go wrong you should consider the best structure for your needs, but please remember to make it a place of joy, where hearth and home do not loose their wonderful experience, and can truly be a civilized dwelling.

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