The idea of post-apocalyptic prepping has become more and more alluring, especially for the super-rich who are fighting to get their hands on a luxurious nuclear bunker.
For years a number of countries have been attempting to meet a growing demand for survival bunkers that could protect the world’s elite from things like natural disasters, asteroids or a global pandemic all while offering lavish amenities.
Larry Hall is the brainchild behind such luxury developments which he refers to as ‘Survival Condos‘. The project is a luxury complex housed 15 stories below ground in a former missile silo near Concordia, Kansas.
The missile silos were originally built by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960s during the Cold War for the Atlas F missile, and there were 72 of them around the country.
All of the apartments in Hall’s first complex sold out, but people have the option to buy a full-floor, half-floor or a penthouse unit in a second Survival Condo that is currently under construction.
A full-floor apartment, spanning 1,800 square feet, will cost buyers $3million, while a 900-square-foot, half-floor unit is $1.5million. The ultra-wealthy can also make a penthouse selection starting at $4.5million.
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The idea of post-apocalyptic prepping has become more and more alluring, especially for the super-rich who are fighting to get their hands on a luxurious nuclear bunker. The missile silo was originally built by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960s for the Atlas F missile, and there were 72 of them around the country
A single residential condo in the complex is nearly 2,000-square-foot in size and cost anywhere from $1.5million to $4.5million
For years a number of countries have been attempting to meet a growing demand for survival bunkers that could protect the world’s elite from things like natural disasters, asteroids or a global pandemic all while offering lavish amenities. This photo shows a living room room inside the ‘Survival Condos’ in Kansas
The common room at the Survival Condo boasts a large red corner leather sofa, pool table and dining area
Larry Hall is the brainchild behind such luxury developments which he refers to as ‘Survival Condos’ (kitchen pictured). The project is a luxury complex housed 15 stories below ground in a former missile silo near Concordia, Kansas
Some of the silo’s key features include an indoor shooting range, indoor pool (pictured) and a dog park
The condo’s pool has a running waterfall and sun loungers
The Survival Condo is a 15-story inverted luxury tower converted from a cold war era missile silo. This photo shows one of several bedrooms in the condo
The silo was purchased in 2008 by Larry Hall, an ex-government contractor, property developer and doomsday prepper. The former Kansas silo is now an underground apartment complex complete with a bar, swimming pool, shooting range and million-dollar penthouses. This photo shows a classroom inside the structure
Hall says the space can accommodate 75 residents, where they can survive for up to five years of social, political or environmental catastrophe. This photo shows the exercise area in the condo
The converted silo is home to real estate moguls, financial entrepreneurs and doctors, awaiting apocalyptic collapse. This image shows a bar area in the condo
There’s even a small cinema (pictured) complete with reclining chairs and a game room for bunker residents to enjoy
The movie theater, which has 17 luxury recliners, plus chairs and tables behind, is also located in the Survival Condo
The Survival Condo features a game room equipped with a pool table (pictured) and board games
This image shows a paddle board game (left) and the rock-climbing wall (right)
Some of the silo’s key features include an indoor shooting range, indoor pool, exercise facility, a rock climbing wall and a dog park.
The luxurious structures also include a movie theater, an elevator and arcade as well as a library and classroom.
It is designed to comfortably survive any apocalyptic disaster such as global health pandemics, cataclysmic weather and terror attacks, including a nuclear one.
The windows are designed to simulate normal patterns of sunrise and sunset, and display views appropriate to their angles to simulate the feeling of being above ground.
Hall said of his customers: ‘They worry about events ranging from solar flares, to economic collapse, to pandemics to terrorism to food shortages.
‘It is not stereotypical “survival nuts” as portrayed in movies, but individuals with the desire to provide care and protection for their family.
The condo also has a store where cleaning items like the ones seen above can be purchased by residents
The store features non-perishable items such as the canned foods seen in this photo
This image shows a deli foods, fish market and fresh bread area in the Survival Condo
This image shows Unit No. 7 in the Survival Condo. Each kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances
This image shows the dining room area and living space in one of the units at the Survival Condo
In this image, a different angle of the kitchen and living space is seen in Unit No. 8
This image shows a his and hers bathroom with two separate sinks and mirrors in Unit No. 8 of the Survival Condo
‘These are luxury, nuclear-hardened bunkers that are engineered…to accommodate not just your physical protection but your mental well being as well.’
He added: ‘It’s a lot of fun building these.’
The complexes, constructed when the US built missile launch facilities across the Midwest, have multiple safety features.
For example, the walls of the silo are made out of epoxy-hardened concrete. They are nine feet thick and designed to survive a direct nuclear strike.
The dome structure that covers the silo cap can withstand winds in excess of 500mph. The survival condos are designed to hold up to 70 people and have enough resources to keep them alive for years.
This includes air and water filtration systems, a range of energy sources (including wind power), and the capacity to grow plants and breed fish for food supplies. Armed guards also patrol the entrance.
One of the most important features of the Survival Condo is that it is equipped with a surgery room and a dental room.
Hall’s creation may be the most luxurious one, but his business is one of several companies that are answering the demand for structures that can withstand disasters.
The structure is designed as an underground village that features modern kitchen amenities (pictured)
Developer Larry Hall says people comment on ‘how well they sleep’ in the nuclear luxury accommodation
The complex is designed to comfortably survive any apocalypse, such as global health pandemics, cataclysmic weather, and terror attacks
This image shows a bed inside a bedroom of Unit No. 8 in the Survival Condo complex
Bunk beds are seen in this image inside Unit No. 11 of the Survival Condo complex
This photo shows the washer and dryer inside Unit No. 11 at the Survival Condo
Vivos, which is billed as the largest prepper community on Earth for those who think life above ground is doomed, is another bunker option.
The company has multiple locations in South Dakota, Indiana and Europe. South Dakota is the home of 575 bomb-resistant bunkers that can comfortably sleep 10 to 20 people each.
Europa 1 is dubbed the ‘modern day Noah’s Ark. It was built in a former Cold War-era munitions storage facility in Germany.
According to Vivos, the Indiana location is similar to a 4-star hotel that features a theater, an exercise facility and kennels. Some of these spaces go for $35,000 per person.
The home reportedly features a sauna, jacuzzi, shooting range, theater and bowling alley. The property cost $10.28million.
One of the most important features of the Survival Condo is that it is equipped with a surgery room (pictured)
The Survival Condo is also equipped with a dental room (pictured), according to the company’s website
The complex features aquaponics (pictured), which is a system that combines conventional aquaculture – raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks – with hydroponics – cultivating plants in water
The survival condos are designed to hold up to 70 people and have enough resources to keep them alive for years
The missile silos were originally built by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960s during the Cold War for the Atlas F missile. The survival bunker goes 15 stories underground, with some floors dedicated to apartment units, and others used for recreational activities
The complexes are situated below ground in an obsolete nuclear missile site, in the middle of Kansas
The Survival Condo Project is a luxury complex housed 15 stories below ground in a former missile silo, in Kansas
Meanwhile, The Oppidum in the Czech Republic has been described as being ‘the largest billionaire bunker in the world’.
The facility was once a joint project between the former Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia – now the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Last year it was revealed that Silicon Valley millionaires were buying up $8million bunkers that were then sent over to New Zealand and buried 11 feet underground.
As part of a Silicon Valley sub-culture, some believe that New Zealand will be the ideal location to go once the world ends.
In 2018, it was reported that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel built a panic room in his New Zealand property.
Bill Gates is also rumored to have these types of facilities across all of his properties.
Source: Daily Mail