Post-apocalyptic tanker truck home concept

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Post-apocalyptic tanker truck home concept


From designer Aristide Antonas. More pictures in his Flickr set. [Thanks, Billy Baque!]

16 thoughts on “Post-apocalyptic tanker truck home concept

  1. Steven Roberts says:

    Prior art: “Dobbertin Surface Orbiter” for some entertaining Googlage….

  2. kuangmk11 says:

    its not very practical. It would use a lot of fuel to move. It would be a target cause it looks like it contains fuel. It would be hard to defend. There is almost no way to see threats approaching and no emergency exit. there is no way to get from the living quarters to the drivers seat in an emergency either. It has no insulation and would be unbearably hot in summer and freezing in winter. Give up the indoor toilet and dig a hole, its a waste of water and unsanitary (does it just dump on the ground?). I assume the pc is for facebook?

    an insulated shipping container on a flatbed would be a better and roomier starting point. Better yet cut it down to a backpack.

    1. bobbym529 says:

      At first glance you think, yeah. But after a few seconds you realize what a nightmare it would be even if it weren’t post- apocalypse. They have something better now. They are called RVs.

    2. stunmonkey says:

      Some damn good points, and that doesn’t even begin to cover the basic flaws. This thing is a train wreck. This thing not only could not work for surviving a disaster, it couldn’t survive a light rain for that matter.

      Who “designed” this again? Obviously someone with no actual experience doing things like, say, eating or sleeping.

      Love the PC, BTW. Gotta love that post-apocalyptic wireless reception.

  3. schrades says:

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  4. capt.tagon says:

    Most Apocalyptic movies are assembled from building blocks like this, until you say, hey, wait a minute, but… and start comparing them to real life disasters.

    Even most modern fallout shelter and survivalist den scenarios fall apart when you start combining them with reality.

  5. says:

    It’s nice camouflage, but possibly too good. I really would worry that it looks like it contains fuel. I wouldn’t want random strangers coming up to my home to see if they could salvage some fuel. I also wouldn’t want random strangers taking pot-shots at my home to see if it’ll explode like in the movies.

    I also worry about cleaning it out. Unless it was hauling water, cleaning it might be non-trivial.

    If you’re determined to live in an abandoned big rig, perhaps a cement mixer? Or garbage truck? No one would mess with those post apocalypse. Still have the cleaning issue, though.

  6. Sky Sloderbeck says:

     There needs to be a reinforced passage from the living compartment to the cab.  In a zombie apocalypse, those few moments leaving the safety of the compartment to get in the cab can be the difference between life and death.

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