So I have always been really big into survival and end of the world scenarios and lately as I get older I feel the need to start to prepare. I have watched a lot of shows/movies and read plenty of books but literally my best ideas and goals seem to be, lets say, unreachable. I am buying a nice size plot of land and had planned to build a home. The "basement" of the home was to be built around steel storage containers since I have been put under the impression they can be made quite waterproff with the exception of the ventailation system. However I don't know this to be true. The containers can be purcased new to slightly used for a very resonable cost. I have a heavy steel worker in the family so working with the material shouldn't be hard if it is even possible to accomplish what I am aiming to do. I planned to also surround the containers with concrete to reinforce them for further damage however I am afraid they woudnot hold up under that amount of pressure. I am not by any means a construction person or engineer and I want to do this for as little cost as possible. Does anyone have any ideas that might be better or that would help improve the success of this endeavor?