In 2009 during the black saturday bush fire and after I had posted on this blog information about Bunkers. One of the posts was about a bunker built north of Melbourne – using a shipping container. When the fires came through this year – in 2015 – I was curious to see if this – the shipping container bunker – idea had moved forward. I found some companies that were offering to build these bunkers, and some others that were scare mongering. Then there is all the material about the posh homes made from shipping containers. Basically shipping containers have taken off – as one form of prefab home.
So I thought I would assemble some of the examples from the web and share this. Below are a few images – to go to the site where the image is from just click on the image. The images are hyperlinked.
“Shipping containers are the ideal for secret lairs for super villains, conspiracy theorists bunkers, disaster prepper’s shelters, or places for cults to hold out to the end times, or the previously mentioned underground bunker for housing your precious wine! Second hand shipping containers make a great starting point for an underground bunker project, as they are cheap, easy to find, easy to transport and easy to modify. This isn’t just crazy talk of some conspiracy theorists though. These shelters are being used in Australia and have saved lives. As recently as 2009, one Australian family used a modified second hand shipping container to survive deadly bush fires during “Black Saturday” while everything else was destroyed around them. “If we didn’t have it, I don’t doubt that we’d be dead” – Bevan Gobbett, discussing the shipping container shelter that saved his life. via Disaster Prepping Build a Bunker from a Second Hand Shipping Container.”
Images – clicking on the image will take you to the websites.
Bevan Gobbett, of Clonbinane, huddled in the bunker with his wife and six-year-old daughter as fire destroyed their home and two cars. “If we didn’t have it, I don’t doubt that we would be dead,” he said yesterday.