Anyone who has seen Dawn of the Dead has at some point discussed the idea of a zombie-proof house. Normally, the debates end in both parties agreeing that you would need a ton of money and enough time to build the house before the apocalypse occurs. Well, someone has actually followed through on that idea and created a marvelous piece of zombie-proof architecture, named the “Safe House.”
KWK Promes, a Polish architectural design company, has gone and created the world’s first zombie-proof house. Equipped with moving walls, a shifting security perimeter, a retractable drawbridge entrance, and a “safety/loading zone,” this house is guaranteed to withstand the relentless assault of any number of zombies.
Typically, the house is left ‘open’ during the day, revealing the windows and the internal rooms. In addition, the shifted walls that were once covering the first floor areas then create an external area of safety. When you want to lock down the house, you simply shift the walls again.
When the walls are ‘closed,’ there is no way of getting into the house. This is a completely sealed, encapsulated structure that leaves no chances for anyone – or any thing – to get inside. Zombies, crazies, abominations, you name it and it stands no chance of consuming the occupants inside.
The only entrance into the house is through a retractable drawbridge on the second floor. Individuals hoping to get inside must wait at a loading area (seen in the second picture) for the drawbridge to descend. Once the people are inside the house, the drawbridge can be lifted back into place, sealing the house once more.
As long as the occupants have food, which I assume they have more than enough since they went through all the trouble of building this house, they will be kept safe and sound within their impenetrable fortress. Come zombie apocalypse or utter social deterioration, this house is in for the long haul.
“The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security,” says the KWK Promes website. With a house like this, who couldn’t feel absolutely secure?