Want to survive the zombie apocalypse? Then you might want to get your hands on the “Safe House” in Warsaw, Poland. Unfortunately, the home has already been purchased.
The “Safe House,” built by Polish architectural firm KWK Promes, was constructed with security in mind. While the home is designed to protect against human invaders, some believe the house is also zombie-proof and the abode would be ideal for riding out the zombie apocalypse.
The Warsaw-area home, which has a variety of movable elements to keep out intruders, was built by architect Robert Konieczny in collaboration with Lukasz Zadrzynski and Marcin Jojko.
The 6,092-square-foot Safe House was constructed for a private buyer. The home was designed in 2004 through 2005, and construction took five years, ending in 2009.
“The house is situated in a small village at the outskirts of Warsaw,” the KWK Promes website states. “The surroundings are dominated with usual ‘Polish cubes’ from the sixties and old wooden barns.”
“The clients’ top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house, which determined the building’s outlook and performance,” the firm wrote. “When the house opens up to the garden, eastern and western side wall move towards the exterior fence creating a courtyard.”
The home comes with a number of features that make it a good option if you’re trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. The house’s walls close into themselves at night, protecting the occupants from intruders. The home also has shutters that can close. With these features, the home resembles a giant gray block at night, with no indications that people are inside.
KWK Promes further explained the security features that incorporate the home’s garden and a gate.
“After crossing the gate one has to wait in this safety zone before being let inside the house. In the same time, there is no risk of children escaping to the street area in an uncontrolled way while playing in the garden,” the firm said.
While the home was not designed with the zombie apocalypse in mind, Internet users said they can see how the home would be the ideal setting for surviving zombies.
The photography and design website All That Is Interesting dubbed The Safe House “the first zombie-proof house” in 2011.
“'The Safe House,’ designed by KWK Promes, starts to get eerily close to something I could work with, if say 200 bludgeoned members of the undead army came over to eat their way into borrowing some sugar,” the website said.
A video of the home’s features, which can be viewed above, was posted in 2011. The video has nearly 160,000 YouTube hits and more than 550 users like the clip.
“When the zombie apocalypse happens I want to be in this house,” YouTube user elcamino01 wrote.
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