UPDATE: I see people landing on this post while searching cargo containers as shelters. DO NOT use a cargo container, they are not safe underground, the walls can collapse in and you will most likely get hurt badly or even death.
I am getting a bit frustrated and depressed. I am starting to think we will not be finding a cargo container to drop in the ground for shelter. I have searched high and low, only to find 20-foot containers. I really do not think digging a 20-foot hole 8 foot deep would be realistic. However, I did find a 8×10 today, but the place wanted to sell me a rusted one for almost 3,000 dollars! Are you kidding me?
Another place we went to, today had the size we needed, but he only leases for now, he said they are in high demand right now, so he cannot sell any. Funny thing he had about 100 out there, so not sure what type of high demand he was talking about.
I have been trying to search for septic tanks (of course NOT USED) to see about dropping in the ground, not having luck there either. We live in a trailer, and we are in a tornado area, not having a safe place is scary.
If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to share! I want something that will be less work for my husband! If you are in the West Tennessee area and know of a place I can get a cargo/steel storage container let me know!
I am open to any idea, if we go with a concrete cellar (not wanting to for many reasons), it will run about $1,500.