Report Stealth homes ideas? in All about self-build Posted May 9, 2017 On 2017-5-2 at 5:20 PM, sexton said: Dig deep enough to put in a shipping container.Hide the stairs in a shed.Light pipes. Many have tried this, they just are not strong enough, they collapse with the weight, they are not designed to be buried, they are designed to be stacked. Its a good idea though, on the survival forums many ideas like this do the rounds. It sounds easy to bury and container home or a mobile home, but all sorts of problems with damp and strength.