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Free Underground Shelter Design

Below ground or above ground, Off Grid Shelter provides custom shelter designs for any application.  The most practical applications of residential underground shelters are storm protection, storage, tunnels connecting two or more above grade structures or any situation where extra security and concealment is required.


Click on the link below to download a free architectural plan set for a small underground shelter.  This small underground shelter can accommodate two people comfortably.  The ideal application of the free design is a storm shelter or security shelter.  Certain aspects of building an underground shelter are specific to the location where the shelter will be built so details on structural requirements and mechanical systems are not included.


If you are interested in building and or customizing this shelter and would like additional information on the custom design process or pricing, please contact us to discuss the details of your project. 



What does it mean to be off the grid?  The most literal definition is autonomy from traditional public utility services providing energy, water and sewer.  The term “off the grid” may also be characterized as a location in nature that is free from the stifling demands of our modern society.  For some, living off the grid becomes a full time life style choice where the comfort and convenience of municipal services and strip mall shopping centers are sacrificed in exchange for more freedom, less government and lower taxes.  For others, the off grid home becomes a temporary escape for working men and women and their families and a foothold in nature for outdoor recreational activities.  Regardless of your motivation, Off Grid Shelters has the skills and experience to help you plan for and successfully build your dream home or special use shelter.  


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