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Your Post-Apocalyptic Future: Container Trucks Recycled Into Mobile Homes

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 08:40 AM
Whether the trucks were transporting oil, milk or some other sort of liquid, designer Aristide Antonas has conjured up a world where we would recycle the containers into apartments. The gallery below shows a post-apocalyptic world where we remain mobile. As Antonas says, these keg apartments: "...can be detached from their cars and can form more stable units for a certain period. A big circular window can be introduced in the vehicle's cylinder towards the car's side with the use of an enforced circular frame. This will give the form of a window open to the driver's section or to any chosen view if the keg stops in a particular way. The circular window can also serve as a projection screen surface if a special tissue is unfolded."


LoL this is something out a George A Romero movie but certainly is plausible in a Mad Max world such as ours.What do you all think? you down with the post-apocalyptic mobile?? I know I am,as long as I get the naked girl in the back of the truck XP

[edit on 24-3-2010 by paradoxchild]

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:12 AM
Absolutely horrible design...cramped, stuffy, and how can you survive the radiation levels anyhow...a tube of death.

Your only solution for post-apocolyptica

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by paradoxchild

Interesting concept but...
I use to drive tanker trucks and the inside of those is not as large as this artist dreams...

there are more practical shipping container homes

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by SaturnFX

True,but at least you'll be able to see all the aftermath of the devastation as you travel along your vacation of hell;besides I'm sure we can think of some radioactive barrier to shield ourself's from radiation as we drive along.We could have level 4 MOPP suites ready if we want to go outside--it would be like Fallout the videogame.

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Hell,I would live in that now if I could haha look's roomy

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:13 AM
This is straight out of Fallout 3-

Wastelanders living in the back of Truck
containers and shipping containers.
It makes sense if it really came down this
I would not complain if this is all I could find.

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:29 AM
reply to post by paradoxchild

Just an FYI there are a few companies that sell you kits to turn a shipping container into a home... never seen one in real life myself but I was thinking about it as a kind of temp guest house or office cause its so cheap...

On the other hand... I always got a real kick of sitting behind the wheel of a big rig... grinding through a 13 speed tranny ... Yup I really do know what every switch and button on the dash is for...

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Now that's a true redneck rig right there!

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:38 AM
WOW! That truck in the OP is both bigger and nicer than my flat! Sign me up! lol


posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Yeah, me too. Hauled corn syrup and glucose. Had to sometimes get in the tanker and wash it down. No way would I try to live in there. Standing on the floor I could touch the top and stretching out my arms I could almost touch the sides. They are not that big.

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Container City!

These units, originally designed as live-work units, are situated near Battersea Power Station (as featured on Pink Floyd's 'Animals' album cover, an album containing the track, 'Pigs on the Wing'; don't know why that thought occured!). The accommodation units are fully fitted and suitable for single occupancy use.

I don't know how to create a link, but google Container City for more info and gallary pics on how these units are used in urban regeneration in the UK.

[edit on 24/3/2010 by teapot]

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 11:44 AM
Container city looks nicer then my home.

I would be completely happy having such a fine living space.

Makes me want to build one.

Wonder if my neighbors would freak out after seeing that in my back yard.

Very n flag.

posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 11:49 AM
reply to post by autowrench

Hated hauling food tanks, to much washing from the inside out and they get damn hot in there too...

but I did take a turn at hauling double tankers

get you one of these rigs and the second tank can double as in-law-quarters and when mom in-law gets to bitching... pull the pin and grab another gear...

PS this rig was 110 feet front to back bumper 118,000 pounds and 36 wheels on the ground... surprisingly easy to drive as you don't ever back one of those baby's up!

posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 11:11 PM
thats definatly different....although it would be nice to have a mobile home during a survival situation i think a tanker truck would be my last pick

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