Safe, Sane and Secure space..................
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In the year 2009, what is a safe room?  Have you ever seen one?  Probably not.  In North America, despite the tragedy of 911, the masses seem to think that after we have one catastrophic event, we will never experience another.  They may be right, and I truly hope they are, but I personally  believe they are living  the "ostrich head in the sand"  syndrome.....

That’s enough of philosophizing about a subject of which we have NO control.  This is the way we handled the safe room subject in an already extremely safe structure.......

We converted 120 square foot of living space into a air tight room with a HEPA air filtration system, imported from Israel, ( most new homes in Israel have a similar system installed )  that, on the flip of a switch, can provide enough clean fresh breathable filtered air into the room to sustain four adults for 20 days or more.......

Private path to our back yard, early spring 2008.....

 

Cherry blossoms turn the ground pink for weeks.........

This area includes a sanitary station and running water.  This system is powered by standard household electricity with a back-up 12-volt  power cell, backed up by a gas generator,  backed up by a hand crank fan in case all power fails........

This air filtering system will provide protection against any nuclear, biological or chemical airborne particle known to exist, including anthrax,  and that room is 12 feet underground......

We have had people ask.....Why go to such  extremes?  Are you that paranoid?  The correct answer is, NO.  I am not the least bit paranoid, but why not, it can’t hurt, followed by the statement... because it is possible,  followed closely by... We are protected against all those extreme weather events and the explosion thing, so why not cover ourselves against the stuff we can’t  smell, see or hear......

Please note..... I will not promote, design, advise or recommend any type equipment to supply clean air to your safe room.   Please don’t ask.......

There is yet another safety aspect to living in an Underground  House.......

 

Azaleas on the island, with the bridge in the background...........


That is the human kind, better known as the common criminal or in a potential extreme situation, major civil unrest or rioting......

For obivious reasons, I will leave you to use your imagination as to why anyone not invited inside our home might find it very difficult to enter and nearly impossible to exit......

Notice that this website does not include a floor plan of our 90 ft.X 40 ft.  structure.....

There are many doors and passage ways, so a stranger would never know what is on the other side of the next door or down the hall......

If the layout is not a deterrent, check out the only photo (see slideshow) on this site that has four legs and floppy ears..... If you try to steal his bones, he actually wakes up.......