Amazing doomsday bunkers of the super-rich
Maybe it’s the threat of climate change-fueled natural disasters, the turbulent political climate, or a reaction to Kim Kardashian’s recent violent jewelry heist, but companies are doing big business offering multi-million dollar shelters to the super-rich.
These shelters are equipped with protection against everything from bombs to bio-hazards.
This old missile base has a secret
This small white sign in a patch of grass in Kansas might look unassuming, but those who pass this landmark have something big right under their noses...
That something is Survival Condo— a luxury doomsday bunker built into an Atlas missile silo. Here, a few super-rich families can ride out any major disaster in palatial comfort.
With walls that were built to withstand a direct nuclear strike and air and water fail safes, residents of these condos will be protected from any disaster, be it natural or man-made.
Residents of the multi-story Survival Condo colony can have access to an indoor swimming pool complete with a waterfall, a bar, classrooms, and a general store.
Smaller units cost $1.5 million, while the full-floor condos run $3 million.
A fully-stocked underground gym
Silo F, the first completed structure from Survival Condo, has a finished gymnasium for residents to stay fit while they ride out any apocalyptic danger happening above ground.
The developer says this silo is completely sold out, but its sister structure still has some condos available.
A place to congregate
There are also several common areas for the denizens of the silo to gather, cook, dine, and socialize.
The silo is built to support up to 70 residents for five years of completely off-the-grid living.
Single-family doomsday shelters
For a more private doomsday experience, Atlas Shelters will install a metal structure like this one 20 feet under any existing home.
To ensure complete secrecy, Atlas does not report on where or how many of their structures have been sold across the country.
Room for the whole family
Atlas’s shelters come with two bedroom areas for sleeping through a disaster. Optional features include flat-screen televisions, camera surveillance, and a solar-powered well.
A fully-furnished Atlas shelter, with installation costs, labor, and permits, will cost around $85,000. But these at-home structures are meant for shorter-term disasters.
Arrive by land or air
The above-ground portion of this apocalypse shelter, called The Oppidium, in the Czech Republic has its own helipad, but what’s beneath the ground is what has billionaires paying undisclosed sums of money to secure a place in this shelter in a secret location near Prague.
Have a subterranean business meeting
The Oppidum provides its residents with every asset necessary to continue their lives and maintain their business interests for up to 10 years. This conference room is one of those assets.
Most details about this shelter are kept secret in a password-protected online portal that only the wealthiest are permitted to access.
It looks just like the real sun
No, this swimming pool doesn’t have a dangerous skylight; The Oppidum has simulated sunlight in the swimming area and garden.
A gourmet kitchen perfect for celebrity chefs
Texas-based Rising S Bunkers will construct your own personal hideaway anywhere you’d like.
And spending the holidays in one of their glamorous structures is no trouble at all. The gourmet eat-in kitchen and adjacent dining hall are created to feed as many families as are invited to the apocalypse.
There's plenty of time to practice pool
Rising S Bunkers also equips its larger bunkers with amenities like game rooms, bowling alleys, and firing ranges.
According to reports, Rising S Bunkers has seen a 700 percent increase in sales in 2016 compared to the previous year.
The Aristocrat floor-plan
Rising S Bunkers’s clients don’t have to worry about leaving their luxury cars exposed to the dangers above-ground. Garages with ground-level access for cars are attached just off the kitchen.
A floor plan like this one costs $8.35 million to construct.
Seeds for the world
Not every millionaire-built doomsday bunker is meant to house millionaires.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is preparing for the worst by investing in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, where almost 1 million seed samples of food crops and pant species are being stored for future research or extinction-prevention efforts.
Collecting the future of fauna
In 2015, 4,000 plant species were preserved in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen Island.