Great for a getaway, hunting cabin, a storm shelter, fallout bunker or just that tiny house you have been dreaming about.
There are many options available to you with this unit.
Bunker: Weld all the window shutters closed, add an air purification unit, appropriate heat source and a few other niceties and you have a fall-out bunker ready to go deep underground*.
Earth Contact Shelter or Cabin: Weld up the back window shutters add the appropriate heat and other niceties for this energy efficient scenario and it is ready to go*. (This is the direction I was heading.)
Stand Alone Cabin / Tiny Home: Leave the windows as they are. Determine the best HVAC for your situation and you have a sturdy, secure, storm resistant cabin. *
*All solutions have a wide variation of requirements as to HVAC, Air purification, water heating and power sources and usage requirements. They depend on how you set it up, where it is set up and how much you plan to use it. I could not build for all these possibilities. Your septic solution will be determined by local regulations, soil quality and so forth.
I can give you my plans and you can make the required adjustments. I was going for a totally off the grid self-sufficient earth contact home/shelter. Electrical needs would be meet by solar, wind or hydro power generation with a backup ac generator for emergencies. For the water heater, I intended to make or purchase a wood burning water heater but all options are open.
This unit is located on the south side of Kansas City, MO. You will have to provide your own transportation arrangements. I have however included contact information for a trucking company with expertise in moving these units. This is the company I used to bring it here from Oklahoma. I am happy to provide more details.
If you search the internet for shelters and bunkers then you know that plain-jane units with comparable square footage are sold for from $70,000 to well over $100,000. I have spent 8 months working on this unit for my personal use and it breaks my heart to have to sell it now but that is what it has come to.
Thanks you for your interest.
Here are a link to a video, plans, photos and more details.
Overall length: 50′ end to end, inside living space, 44.5′
Width: Outside 10′, inside living space 9′ 1.5”
Height: approx. 10′
Weight: approx. 18 tons
Outer skin, floor and roof steel gauge: 1/4”
Steel Frame: 3” I-Beams studs, 2” Angle-Beam cross sections, 2” square tube for supports
Windows: Double Pane, Aluminum frame
Electrical Systems: AC and DC throughout
Plumbing: Pex piping
-fully insulated for year around comfort
-double pane windows
-heavy duty security doors with heavy duty security bolts
-heavy duty security shutters on all windows
-12v DC and 100v AC wired throughout (see ac and dc drawings in floorplans)
-LED lighting throughout
-6000w sine wave inverter to provide clean AC power when off the grid
-(2) Deep Cycle 6v Batteries, 230Ah at the 20hr rate (Used only to test wiring and provide lights, you will need 4 to 6 more to run appliances and the cook top)
-touch pad 12v light dimmer switches
-Blue Sea Systems AC/DC circuit breaker panel
-Japanese style bath with jetted, walk-in tub
-Laundry hookups in bath
-vented bathroom and kitchen range
-tongue and groove knotty pine walls through out
-heavy duty laminate floors
-Solid hickory cabinets, including a Lazy Susan and Pantry
-two-burner ceramic stovetop
-heavy duty decorative ceiling panels strong enough for overhead storage
-space for refrigerator