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They Look Like Little Silos, But These Are Actually Near-Indestructible Tiny Houses

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Container homes are a great and affordable way to add a building to your land. They’re also great for coping with environmental disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes. Sukup SafeT Homes were created in response to the devastating earthquakes in Haiti. Sukup’s safety director Brett Nelson says that these tiny buildings are virtually indestructible and can be used for natural disaster relief. The silo homes are made from 20 gauge steel and measure 18 feet in diameter. They offer 254 square feet of living space.

They also have heat seals so that the interior remains cool. Additionally, there is continuous ventilation space at top of the wall to ensure it doesn’t get too hot. The front door is made of solid steel and has a lock set. The interior is ventilated and protected against wind. It also has screened in windows. These windows aren’t your average windows. They are made to withstand high winds, and to protect those who live inside. They can be opened and closed from the inside, and they are secured with heavy-duty locks when necessary.

These units can be built in any size or shape that the customer requires. You can make them into different rooms and compartments as you need. You can even add a small kitchen to make it a livable home for emergencies that may arise. The floor in the show is made of gravel. However, regular flooring materials and concrete can be used. Everything is fireproof so they are safe from flames and also repel bugs. Galvanized Steel can be easily maintained and will last for many years. According to the company, they have a life expectancy of 70 years.

The Sukup Safe T Home also features an interior loft that adds 50% of the floor area and can hold up 1,200 pounds of weight. The loft can be installed in 7 feet of space between the base angle, loft bottom, and there are no holes to drill. Their buildings are very simple to assemble, and can be completed by anyone with little to no experience in building. You also have the option of water collection. The louvers in the heat shield would capture rainwater and then be used to make other uses.

There are several options for securing the building to ground. A ballast box, which is standard on every Safe T home, can be used. They can be filled with any kind of material and used as planters. They can be secured to a concrete slab using soil penetrating bolts or to the ground using anchors. All materials are included with everything the customer needs to build their shelter. They also offer solar panels, which they have partnered with a company to offer to customers.

You can also visit Sukup’s official site here to read in more depth about Safe T Homes®.