Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

 Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

This houses are called “all-metal unified blocks”. They used for army or civilian needs, when in a short time it was necessary to make a temporary houses for people. Some of them can be found on the Graham Bell Island. It is an island located at 80.8663889°N 64.2891667°E in the Franz Josef Archipelago, Russia

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

The plaque tells when and where the house was built.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

They are of a cylindrical shape which is considered to be the most suitable.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Inside of them there is a built-in equipment – folding beds to sleep, tables,  sanitary devices.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

As the big experience of operating such homes in Afghanistan (in wartime) and BAM (in peacetime),shows that not all housing units provide thermal comfort inside the building when the outdoor temperature is below (-20 C), especially when it is combined with a strong wind.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

This mess gives a thought that this house was abandoned suddenly.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Every surface is decorated with posters.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Some windows are opened.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

A developer for the film

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

A cucumber and flower seeds.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

“Good-bye, Graham Bell” – Lieutenant Vinogradov.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

A sea view.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

This attached corridor had protected the entrances to the houses from the snow.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

A lavatory is on the left.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Shelves are on the right.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

A kitchen with a food table.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

A stove.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

A bedroom is also a living-room.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

Different junk was stored on the roof.

Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle

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4 thoughts on “Living in Huge Metal Barrels behind the Polar Circle”

  1. Too bad all the interiors are covered mostly in snow and ice. Would have been nice to see the interiors as they were when in use.

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