Top 10 Best ZOMBIE PROOF Homes
Everybody wants to deny it, but we all know it’s coming. Whether Hell fills up or some ambitious scientist accidentally raises the dead, an undead apocalypse is inevitable. At least it better be, else we’ve wasted all of our time trying to find the perfect zombie proof shelter. Oh well, at least our time wasn’t a complete waste as we were able to compile these Top 10 Zombie Proof Shelters for your viewi….
The Safe House
Concrete walls surround what is considered the world’s first home built specifically for zombie-proofing – and boy did they hit the nail on the head. When in lockdown mode, this Warsaw home is a concrete fortress protected by a 7-foot or roughly 2-meter high concrete wall. When the threat is low, slivers of the exterior wall slide and open to reveal tall glass walls, a second story balcony, and even a drawbridge to an exterior pool house. The only weak point seems to be a large anodized aluminum grate on the back of the home that rolls down to cover the main entry and a beautifully designed and comfortable interior. Adding to the functionality of this zombie-proof shelter, which was designed and built by architect Robert Konieczny, is that it is mostly powered by renewable energy.
The Ark Two Safe
Built to withstand nuclear war and provide a sustainable, long-term shelter, the 10,000-square-foot or 929-square-meter refuge in Ontario, Canada is thought to be the largest privately constructed catastrophe sanctuary in the world. Construction started with 42 school buses, strategically arranged then covered with concrete and 14-feet or 4.25 meters of dirt. The shelter was specifically designed to give humanity a second chance and is equipped with its own water well and protected by multiple steel doors. It has multiple air intakes, waste holding, a sensory deprivation immersion tank, and even its own morgue. The 42-room subterranean survival shelter is certainly an impressive undertaking to save mankind, but it does come with at least one flaw: it runs on fuel, and though the design shows an initial supply of over 2,000 gallons, it can – and will – run out.
Easter Sister Rock Island
Five-thousand square feet and 1.37 acres sit just off the Florida Keys, providing a decent escape from rotters. It may not be the largest space, but that may work in your favor as, from the coast, it may just look like a useless rock formation. Aside from the separation and cover it provides, the house on Easter Sister Rock Island is powered by wind and solar energy, meaning you’ll be enjoying power in your four-bedroom shelter while everyone else scrambles for fuel for generators. With a dock and a helipad, you have some options for travel to the mainland, though, with a viable water and food source surrounding you, trips to the mainland will probably be scarce. As an added level of protection from other scavengers, your sheltered paradise is surrounding nearly 360° by a jagged rock wall.
Epic Lake Castle
Water may not be a permanent defense against the undead, but if you can use it to your advantage, do so. The benefit of a moat in this Miami, Florida castle is that, whether undead or living, your pursuers will be slowed down, giving you the opportunity to fortify or engage. The 19,222-square-foot or 1,785-square-meter structure may be larger than you probably will need, but the eight bedrooms will give you the opportunity to build up a stronghold of other survivors. The structure is built on 14 acres of land with one road in and out, protected by a wrought iron gate. Should the dead sense your presence, the choke point can get easily clogged, so it’s best to devise a sort of clean up to keep the rotting flesh from piling against the fence.
Villa on Dunbar Rock
A fortress in the middle of the Mesoamerican Barrier Riff off the coast of Honduras, this peculiar structure offers seclusion and protection during an undead invasion. Offering over 15,000 square feet or 1,393 square meters, the Villa on Dunbar Rock is not just a beautiful structure with its own infinity pool and gym. Its moderate distance from the coast means the undead won’t soon be treading along the rocky shoreline but also makes it easy to trek to the mainland for needed supplies. It may look impractical, but this $10 million mansion has eight different suites to accommodate a team of survivors, borders a natural water source, and a pretty well-stocked food supply, assuming you really like fish.
Hole N'' the Rock
What better way to mask your shelter than by using Mother Nature? Moab, UT’s “Hole N’’ the Rock” may be a tourist attraction now, but when the dead start walking, it may appeal as a zombie shelter. Carved within the red rock is a 5,000-square-foot or 464-square-meter, 14-bedroom home that is cleverly hidden. The only indication that someone may live there is a small sliver that serves as the main – and only – entrance. If you can fortify the main entrance, you’ll have yourself a perfectly secluded abode to wait out the affliction, but the lack of natural light will force you to rely on candles should the power fail. The rocky terrain surrounding Hole N’’ the Rock does give you the chance to scale terrain while avoiding hordes of the undead, but there’s little within the area that you’ll want to forage for.
The profile of this castle in Versailles, Kentucky is imposing but would definitely attract the attention of other survivors. Luckily, you’ll be able to see anyone coming across your 53-acres of land and prepare yourself for their inevitable attack. As for the shamblers? Well, the 12-foot or 3.6-meter high walls that surround the castle will take care of them. Enclosed within the outer protection is an impossibly large structure complete with a tennis court to pass the time, and more than 50 rooms to spread out and enjoy the space in. Maybe its greatest threat isn’t the undead or scavengers at all, but rather fire, as evidence in the 2004 fire that destroyed much of the castle. Good thing zombies can't start fires.
Atlas F Missile Base
If George Romero’s Day of the Dead taught us anything it’s that an underground fortress is a suitable shelter from the undead – that is until somebody decides to sabotage it. The Atlas F Missile Base is a normal looking home on top and former subterranean missile silo turned luxury home underneath. The upper level is an 1,800-square-foot or 167-square-meter home that doesn’t stand a chance against the undead. Below that, however, the abandoned 1950’s nuclear missile launch control center was converted into a 2,300-square-foot or 213-square-meter functional living space, accessible through a door locked via keypad. The dual-level hidden home also connects to the 9-level silo, which is protected by 2,000-lb blast doors. The home itself is pretty secluded and has its own airstrip, but it does come with a potential downfall – limited escape routes. If the upper level gets overrun, there’s little to no chance for escape.
Tiger Log Cabins entered the zombie apocalypse market with its ZFC-1 Zombie Fortification Cabin, designed specifically to keep the undead and scavengers out. Offering a 10-year anti-zombie guarantee, the ZFC-1 comes equipped with an upper deck for 360° scouting, touches of barbed wire, reinforced cabin walls and doors, slit windows for viewing, and amenities to make life in the apocalypse bearable, like a kitchen, waste management, and furnished living space. To survive in this modified log cabin, you’ll need to make use of the protected garden and tack on some of the offered extras like security cameras, searchlights, and a flame thrower. The ZFC-1 is built-to-order starting at around $75,000, though you’ll want to spend extra for the solar paneling.
Orsos Luxury Island
Not quite an island, too fancy to be considered a boat, the Orsos Luxury Island may be the most innovative concept in zombie protection. Alright, so it wasn’t designed with that in mind, but when you consider this mobile luxury island has everything you’d need in a shelter – plus the ability to move it when things get dicey – it’s hard not to think the apocalypse was in mind during designing. The vessel’s ability to produce its own energy and drinking water reduce the need for supply runs, but shuttle boats make embarking easy and unencumbering. It may become a target for seafaring scavengers, but a few machineguns mounted on the top can make easy work on wanna-be pirates.