How To Convert A Tanker Truck Into A Post-Apocalyptic Home

After the complete breakdown of civilization, the best place to live is going to be in a tanker, hitched to the back of a truck. Designer Aristide Antonas has figured out exactly how to convert a truck into a home.


A futurist art and architectural project, Antonas' images of the "KEG Apartments" suggest ways to convert emptied-out fuel tanks into cozy homes with giant beds, dogs nestled on rugs, and tall windows. And the best part is that you can always be moving ahead of the zombie hordes - especially once you've fitted out your truck to run on zombie guts. (OK, I'll admit that Antonas doesn't explicitly talk about zombie guts in his project description.)

Of course, just because you live in a tanker doesn't mean you can't settle down.

According to Antonas:

The keg wagons 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.


My favorite images from Antonas' collection highlight the way KEGs will evolve back into houses. The image up top shows the KEG in a lovely, bucolic setting - like a vacation home or a house at the edge of a farm. And below you can see what looks more like a post-apocalyptic community of KEGs, some still truck-ready and some in a more sedentary state.


Read about the project on dpr-barcelona and see the entire set of designs in Antonas' Flickr stream.


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