May 4th, 2011

A Zombie Proof House

May 4, 2011
Posted by david_marine in General
in Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
From The Walking Dead series on AMC to the popular casual game Plants vs. Zombies to the book Pride & Prejudice and Zombies (which is a great read by the way), the centuries old threat of Zombies is making a comeback. And one builder has prepared quite a home to protect those who feel that a zombie takeover may be an impending reality.  Designed by KWK Promes and located outside of Warsaw, Poland, this first zombie proof house isn’t the usual compound where the earth’s sole survivors usually wait out an attack and develop a serum to cure the zombie virus. The home is actually fantastic.
It’s beautifully designed, very livable and sits on a scenic piece of property. The zombie-proofing of it is in the fact that it has only one entrance, which is accessible via drawbridge. Yes, a drawbridge.  The walls are movable and the house has the ability to completely cover all windows with slabs of concrete making the home an impenetrable fortress.  Take a look at all the photos over at All That Is Interesting and I’m sure you’ll be surprised to see just how gorgeous this place is as well as being zombie proof.  I guess you can never make a home too secure.
Photos taken by Aleksander Rutkowskiand
Source: Arthitectural
 
On a more serious note, at least to some:
 

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CodeRED® allows the City of Newberg to telephone all or targeted areas of Newberg and Dundee in an emergency situation that requires immediate action, such as an evacuation, hazardous chemical spill, missing person, drinking water contamination, hostage situation, et cetera. Within minutes of activation, residents are delivered a pre-recorded message describing the situation and, if necessary, provided instructions requiring immediate action on the part of the recipient.
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About KathyBlanchard, Realtor

I am a full service Realtor in Newberg, Oregon. I specialize in Yamhill County, but I can work anywhere in Oregon for your relocation needs. My family moved to this beautiful wine country in 2008 and love it here. I have a love for the history and mystery in old homes. My husband and I play golf and have logged many thousands of miles on a motorcycle.
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