Before building the prototype, the research team had to investigate every possible scenario. They looked into North America’s bunkers but Victoria’s rocky terrain did not allow them to build such a shelter. In the end, they settled for an above the ground concrete shelter that can host up to 5 people, while it can withstand extremely high temperatures.
It consists of an outer and an inner chamber with double walls. In case of a fire, people will move to the inner chamber, close the vents and wait out the fire. The inner chamber has a small window that allows them to check the situation outside.
Zigouras said the shelter took about one month to build and due to its compact size, could fit on a standard-size truck. The prototype cost around 1 million dollars, however the shelter will be available in the market at the more affordable price of 23,000 dollars.
Source: Greek Reporter