Dead Mansion Walking: This zombie-proof cabin aims to keep you safe after the zombie apocalypse

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Zombies not included. (Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

Zombies not included. (Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

As Halloween lurks around the corner, the need for protection from zombies has never been more urgent. So far, the survival technique of “grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over” has sufficed for centuries, if not millennia, though contemporary Zombies pose a much more vicious threat.

(Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

(Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

(Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

(Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

If the documentary series, The Walking Dead has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t want to pick a fight with the undead.

Fear not, for all is not lost as society’s savior appears to lie in Yorkshire (an area in England well known for its cases of the uprising undead). Based in Leeds, log cabin design firm Tiger Sheds plan to save us all with their proposal for the Kickstarter-funded Zombie Fortification Cabin (ZFC-1).

The two-story shelter comes complete with its own kitchen, living area with television, xBox (to play zombie games, of course), sound system turntables, a secure vegetable garden, a toilet, a storage area surrounded by barbed wire (mostly for weaponry), two bedrooms, and a gym (you have to be fit to fight zombies). An escape hatch and reinforced slit windows are also planned.

Tiger Sheds dutifully pledges a “10 Year Anti Zombie Guarantee.”

How’s that for a slice of fried gold?

[Editor’s Note: Some viewers may find the harmless promotional video disturbing.]

While all of this appears to make for a zombie-free lifestyle, it’s only the beginning of Tiger Sheds’ plan. The ZFC-1 will also feature:

  • Interlocking planned and finished logs;
  • A specially designed 4-way chamfered notch-joint system ensuring a tight fit to all boards with little room for damp, wind or zombie penetration;
  • Square cut logs at the end to make it very difficult for zombies to climb onto the roof;
  • Factory fitted pressure treated weatherproof heavy duty floor joists;
  • Heavy duty green mineral roofing felt;
  • Extra secure doors and windows;
  • High quality glazing which is factory siliconed and internally beaded to all doors and windows.

The dream of a zombie-free cabin still requires funding. Upon reaching its Kickstarter goal of $183,962, the cabin will be constructed in one of the many abandoned factories in Sheffield or in Robin Hood’s old stomping ground, Sherwood Forest in Nottingham. So far, however, only $297 has been pledged with 12 days remaining on the campaign.

Stay up to date and away from zombies at the proposal’s Kickstarter page.

(Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

(Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

Another disused Sheffield factory (Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

Another disused Sheffield factory (Courtesy Tiger Sheds)

It is here that the cabin will be used as a prop for the company’s “Zombie Infection” experience.

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