survivalist in training
How about a quonset hut bunker? Is this a good idea? If not, please tell why. If so, what would be the best way to build one? How much $$$ will it take?
Having spent some time in the bunkers of Red River Army Depot in NE Tex the bunkers are 'Quonset huts' covered with earth. They are EVERYWHERE. They are used to store ammo from small arms (5.56) to 10,000 lb bombs and everything inbetween. RRAD is one of the largest ammo conversion facilities in the US or was at one time.Many of the magazine compounds that I have worked at most of the older magazines that are still being used are for all intents and purposes little more than over sized Quonset huts with about an 18-24 inch layer of concrete covered by about 2 feet of sod. Many were built in the 50's and many still being used or quiet servicable. That alone ought to tell you it is a fairly feasable idea not far beyond the relm of possibility.
There is no reason why a sturdy one couldnt be assembled and with adequate interior structural support then be shot with a couple of inches of gunite or shotcrete providing a very sturdy shell which could be finshed out into acceptable living accomdations. This is basically the same technique that the companies that are building concrete dome shelters and houses are using.