Kirkland Home Furniture, a startup that’s building a creepy house out of recycled electronics, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help its employees design a house that “weeks” to resemble the interior of a zombie apocalypse.
Kirkland is seeking to raise $4,000 per house, but is asking for $5,000 in funding in exchange for their design and the help of a company that will build the home for them.
The campaign has already surpassed its goal and has been approved for a few more days, and Kirkland said that it will be ready to go in a week or two.
The company said in a press release that they’ve already had a few customers interested in working on the house, including people from the military, and are hoping to get some more in the next few weeks.
Kirklanders chief technology officer, James Trombley, told Business Insider that the house will be an attempt to “reanimate” what was once a “disaster” of technology, in the same way that some of the designs on a recent Kickstarter project were.
The house will also be a reminder that there are still a lot of people who have a passion for the craft of home decorating and that the world is a much better place for it, Trombles said.
Kirklands goal is to build the house using recycled electronics from all over the world, Tromey said, and the goal is for the project to be finished by March 15, 2020.
Kirkeland says that their goal is more than just a design challenge, but to give back to those who have lost their homes to natural disasters, which has happened to them many times in the past.
The Kirkland team has already been building the house out in their garage, and said that they hope to be able to begin construction on the first floor on Monday.
They have a list of about 30 items that they want to add to the house and that it should be “a living and breathing room” for the staff and volunteers, which will be set up in a different area of the garage.
The goal is also to be a “virtual museum” for those who may not be able afford to purchase a house themselves, Trousdale said.
There are many aspects of the house that will need to be customized, as Trombling said that the floor plan of the home will be different for every family and that they are going to be looking for people who are willing to come in and help out.
Kirkles home is described as being built in a “zombie apocalypse style” by Kirkland.
Kirklander hopes to use some of their “unmatched” design talents to create a home that is not only “a safe and inviting place to work and socialize,” but also a place to “show off your house to your friends.”
Trombly said that Kirklands goals are similar to other people’s, such as to create houses that people will not expect to be used in a zombie scenario.
Kirkler’s goal is a “home for the apocalypse” in a way that they believe the people of this world would have liked to see, and to use their technology to give people the opportunity to live their own lives as they wish.
Kirk is hoping to create their own home that would be a living and living room, with its own personal touch and a “cool little corner” to hang out in.
They want people to be proud to be part of their work, Troublesaid.
Kirk was inspired to start the campaign by a recent trip to an “un-owned” home in the country, which had been sold to an uninvited buyer.
He said that when he saw that the home had “zombified” parts, he was inspired and began to think about what would make that home feel safe.
“I realized that we need to create something that’s as close to home as we can possibly get,” he said.
Tromples goal is just to give the public something “they want to be seen in their homes,” and to “build something that they could share and hang out with their friends.”
Kirkland has been building houses since 2008, and recently released a documentary about the project called “Zombie Homes.”
Kirkler hopes to create homes that will “show their faces and be recognized as real,” and that people won’t be “scared away from the house or afraid to come inside.”
Trousdre said that as the world gets more connected and people are beginning to understand what technology can do, the more we can make a home more accessible to everyone.
He added that the company has also been working with the CDC to try and develop a device that would let the public interact with their homes in a virtual environment.
Kirk has already started building out the first-floor space for Kirkland’s home and said it’s a “totally unedited, clean