The more modern politicians talk about the world, the more the feeling of impending catastrophe envelops. Moreover, this is due not only to the expectation of war, but in general with an uncertain situation. The world is changing rapidly, and no one can say what will happen in a year or 10 years. Not surprisingly, the bunkering business is booming, and wealthy people are preparing not only to survive, but to do it with maximum comfort, without changing the habits of luxurious living.
1. Survival Condo
American entrepreneur Larry Hall was one of the first to catch the emerging trend and started building luxury bunkers. In 2008, he acquired a former military facility in Kansas, built back in 1960 - an underground mine for the Atlas-F intercontinental missile carrying a nuclear warhead. The reconstruction of the building cost a whopping $ 20 million, but the result is impressive. The mine has evolved into a secure self-contained hideaway with luxurious apartments for 75 people.
The underground complex stretches into the depths of the earth for 15 floors and here everything is thought out to the smallest detail. The monolithic dome that crowns the mine is capable of withstanding devastating hurricanes that blow at speeds in excess of 500 miles per hour, surpassing the speed of the most powerful tornadoes of the maximum F-5 category, reaching up to 300 miles per hour. Life support systems, food supplies, and a hydroponic garden ensure that residents can ride out the apocalypse and the aftermath without surfacing for 5 years. The apartments are fully furnished and equipped with household appliances, and an entertainment infrastructure is provided for the years of waiting. Equipped with an indoor pool, a spa, a training room with a full set of exercise equipment, a library, a cinema, a games room and even a room for walking dogs. The cheapest apartments at Survival Condo cost $ 1.5 million, while the luxury duplex starts at $ 4.5 million.
Interesting fact from Novate.ru: A total of 72 underground Atlas-F missile silos have been built by the US Army Corps of Engineers. These are very durable structures, designed to withstand a direct nuclear attack.
2. Vivos Europe One
California-based Vivos is building shelters around the world. In the very center of Europe, in German Thuringia, the company's specialists have converted an underground bunker built in the 1970s by Soviet engineers into luxury housing. The structure is so powerfully protected that it can survive chemical and biological attacks, a thermonuclear explosion and natural disasters: tsunamis, floods, earthquakes.
The underground complex Europe One includes 34 apartments with an area of 232 sq.m. worth from 2 million euros. Moreover, it will not be easy to acquire them, finance alone is not enough for a purchase. According to the head of Vivos, Robert Vicino, tenants will be selected based on their skills. He did not voice the exact requirements, but it can be assumed that skills should be useful for survival in a disaster.
Accommodation is offered with a free layout, so that your personal "Noah's Ark" can be fully equipped to your liking or entrusted with the work of the company. Vivos offers luxurious bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, wine cellars, home theaters. On the territory of the underground complex, roads will be equipped for easy movement, and the developed infrastructure will not let you get bored. Everything you need for life will be here: restaurants, play areas, swimming pools, a hospital and even a chapel. In addition, it is planned to place a DNA repository and a digital library with complete information on genome science, so that in the event of a global catastrophe, the human race can be revived.
The Oppidum bunker is the epitome of luxury and safety. The facility is located in the Czech Republic and is located near Prague. Once there was a military base, but now there is an underground two-storey complex with an area of 30 thousand square meters, in which you can hide from any danger - from a zombie apocalypse to a thermonuclear explosion. Accommodation rivals the finest hotels and luxury yachts in luxury. The rooms are furnished with high quality furniture and state-of-the-art technology.
Virtual window panels create the illusion of being in the outside world, and you can relax in the spa or underground garden, where natural light is simulated. Those hiding in the bunker will be able to survive the Day of Judgment without abandoning their habits one iota: the complex is a city in miniature. The infrastructure includes a conference room, wine cellar, cinema, nightclub with bar, billiard room, gym, hospital with surgical equipment.
4. Bunker in Georgia, USA
The bunker in Georgia is a real fortress built underground. It is located near Savannah and its exact location has not been disclosed for reasons of secrecy. The facility was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1969 and refurbished by new owners in 2012. The complex is estimated at a crazy $ 17.5 million and consists of two residential levels with all the usual amenities: hot water, air humidity control, etc.
Inside there are four luxury apartments with their own kitchen, living room, bathroom and two bedrooms. The bunker also boasts a home theater, armory and game rooms, video surveillance system and decontamination showers. In short: an ideal refuge for four wealthy families in case of any disasters.
5. Girard Henderson's bomb shelter
From private shelters, the structure erected by the American entrepreneur Gerard Henderson under his house in Las Vegas is well known. The reinforced concrete bunker was built in the 70s of the last century, at the height of the Cold War, when the Americans lived under fear of a nuclear cataclysm. The underground facility is designed with the luxury life on the surface in mind. In addition to three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a separate guest house, there is a pool with waterfalls, two jacuzzis, a dance floor and a barbecue area, and a special lighting system simulates different times of day.
The bunker was not locked in anticipation of disaster; Henderson lived there until his death in 1983. The shelter is currently on sale for $ 18 million.
Interesting fact: Girard Henderson is known to the general public as the director who for many years ran the Avon cosmetics company. His father, Alexander Henderson, was one of the co-founders of the California Perfume Company (CPC), later renamed Avon Products.
And not all bunkers, even the former secret ones, are now closed or mothballed. Some of them can be visited with a guided tour.