Zombies are your friends, families, and loved ones. They have been infected with a disease that has made them behave in ways much more aggressive than usual, driving them to the point of murder and cannibalism. It has been shown that there is a direct link with the Zombie virus and these aggressive tendencies. Though there is no cure at this time, there is hope for those infected. Like all viruses, we can fight it and revert the victims back into healthy humans.
Finding a cure for the zombie virus will take time and resources. Time is infinite, as long as zombies do not overrun your position, and resources are abundant, yet spread across the country. The only choice is to have a mobile lab.
With a mobile lab, survivors return to a hunter-gatherer society, scavenging and searching for their needs. The mobility also protects them from zombie swarms, as their bodies can easily pile-up and eventually overwhelm any position.
Because no ones knows what the horizon may bring, a flexible design must be achievable with the mobile lab. It must constantly change its role, like an aircraft carrier on land. Fortunately, NASA already has something similar, the Crawler-Transporter for the space shuttle.
Properly outfitted, “The Creeper” can slowly navigate the unknown path towards finding a cure for the zombie virus.
This is part of the 2011 Zombie Zombie Safe House Competition. The goal is to design a house or shelter to survive a zombie apocalypse. All aspects of the competition are open for interpretation.