Home Design For The Zombie-pocalypse

The turtle carries his home on his back. But the turtle’s needs are simpler than ours – he doesn’t depend on electricity, for example, or get sick when he lacks access to filtered water. Designer Domaretskii Volodymer’s Mobile Life Container Concept is, essentially, a turtle shell for humans, containing just about everything your average Joe or Jane needs to get by, come the Zombie-pocalypse.

As you might imagine, Volodymer’s concept design calls for something a little bigger than a turtle shell – it calls, in fact, for a structure that requires a semi to haul it. But this is no McMansion on wheels. It is, rather, whatever your civilization-on-the-move might happen to need, be it a home, hospital or school. Volodymer’s Mobile Multifunctional Modules (assembled within the Mobile Life Container) fit together in different ways with different facades, offering a range of layouts suitable for different living and work structures.

Mobile Life Container Multifunction Modules

image via Domaretskii Volodymer

Whatever the function chosen for the modules, the Mobile Life Container provides juice for basic human life functions (appliances, telecommunications, Angry Birds) via a series of lightweight, flexible solar panels and a handy wind turbine that goes up on top like a flagpole. So whether you and your family/friends happen to wind up in the zombie-free lands of sunny Arizona or windy South Dakota, your electricity needs will be covered with renewable energy.

The Mobile Life Container also contains a water filtration unit that can produce potable water from lake, river or groundwater. Handily, it also serves as a pump system, should you happen upon an abandoned well (we don’t see anything here about helping you dig one, but perhaps well-diggers will still be in business).

Of course, such tech could also be useful in the here and now, by giving people in far-flung rural communities all the building blocks necessary to assemble clean-energy-powered structures, “out of the box” – provided such communities have roads accessible to semis.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

  • tony gonzalez

    it is best to have your safe location away from the population,,,,,,,then you prepare to defend it