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Keep Out the Dead With $113,000 "Zombie Fortification Cabin" - Update

| 21 Oct 2014 16:50

Tiger Log Cabins' Zombie Fortification Cabin costs $113,000 and are built both for comfort and to stave off the undead.

Update: We reached out to Tiger Log Cabins to inquire about what inspired them to create the ZFC-1 and how the design process worked. They wrote back with this:

"We have a great team here and a lot of the guys and girls are really into the whole zombie phenomenon - with TV shows such as The Walking Dead proving really popular at the moment. It started with a conversation about one of the episodes over lunch and it wasn't long before we were talking about 'what would we do... what would we actually do if this happened here?'. The conversation went from there and one of the team jokingly suggested that we would all be okay because we could just build ourselves a special log cabin and all hide in there. From there the idea was born and we thought 'well why not...'. All the team then put their own ideas into the design and we decided to take the best ideas and put it into one incredible building."

Original Story: I think at this point we can all agree that the zombie apocalypse is going to happen. Heck, it probably wouldn't be stretching things to say that there are some actively looking forward to it. Not that it's hard to see why. After all, once you get past the undead cannibals and constant struggle for survival, a world full of zombies actually comes with considerable perks. No more alarm clocks. No more traffic. No more standing in line a the grocery store behind elderly folks who insist on paying with the spare change from their coin purse. All in all, it sounds like a grand old time so long as you can keep yourself away from the eating end of a zombie.

The folks at Tiger Log Cabins, in turn, might have just the tool you need to keep yourself un-munched. The company, which produces a line of "interlocking log cabins," has recently released a new fortified version of its product designed specifically for the purpose of keeping out the dead. Built with "44mm extra thick high quality timber," the Zombie Fortification Cabin (ZFC-1) incorporates defensive measures such as slit windows with "toughened double glazing." Its biggest feature though is its modular design which splits it into three separate sections each protected by a set of "two lockable doors" that "even your most advanced lock picker would struggle to compromise."

The modules, in turn, are each designed to serve a practical purpose. One, for instance, is equipped with roller shutter doors and is large enough to serve as a garage for a military or escape vehicle. Another section features a built-in food storage unit to give you a place to keep your edibles. The largest unit meanwhile, features several amenities to make your zombie fortress feel more like an actual home. Include among these are a bedroom, kitchen, living room, a gym, second floor bedrooms and even an outdoor deck. It also comes equipped with a toilet system, built-in barbed wire, a TV, Xbox, and walled-off gardening section to allow for safe time outdoors.

The whole thing comes with instructions to help with easy assembly. Not that there aren't any catches, of course. For one, Tiger Log Cabins tailors primarily to the UK. Even if you happen to be a denizen of the United Kingdom however, the sheer cost of one of these bad boys might be enough to convince you to just pull up your stairs and ride out the zombie apocalypse on the second floor of your shoebox-sized apartment. The baseline cost of a ZFC-1 is £69,995, or around $113,000. In other words, it's probably more than most of us have just lying around. Still, when it comes to zombies you can never be too safe.

Source: Tiger Log Cabins

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