We’ve all been there. Sitting up at night, awake in bed, thinking about what you would do if the worst happened. What if aliens invaded right now? Or what if the entire neighborhood was suddenly overrun by flesh eating zombies?
Maybe your apocalyptic concerns are a little bit more realistic. What if the Yellowstone super volcano erupts? What if there is widespread civil unrest? A nuclear detonation? A giant meteorite?
While these fears range from unlikely to never going to happen, that doesn’t stop us from worrying about them. And preparing for them.
Most people don’t feel compelled to install a fortified bunker in their backyards. Even if they did, the thought of being trapped in a confined space eating dehydrated food for the rest of your life doesn’t sound that appealing.
But rest assured that a lucky few will be riding out the end of days in luxurious style. In celebration of National Preparedness Month we decided to compile a list of some of the swankiest and most epic doomsday shelters from around United States:
1. Vivos Indiana
Located somewhere in Indiana, this luxury shelter is built inside of a former Cold War bunker and designed to withstand a nuclear blast. The bunker will hold up to 80 people, and provide enough food, air and water for at least one year. Access for one adult currently costs $35,000, with a discount available for individuals with particular skill sets, according to its website.
2. Luxury Survival Condo
Built inside a 200 feet deep missile silo in Kansas, the Luxury Survival Condo offers a cushy environment to hunker down during a catastrophic event–if you can afford it. A 900-square-foot unit runs about $1.5 million, and a 1800-square-foot unit goes for $3 million. But you will enjoy amenities such as: big screen TVs, a washer and dryer, a jacuzzi, and of course a fully-integrated home automation system. Shared resources include a general store, a gym, a movie theater, pool, library, and a bar. The silo is designed to sustain 70 people for at least five years without outside resources, thanks in part to hydroponic and aquaculture food production onsite.
According to the builder’s website, the first silo is sold out and work on a second site underway.
3. The Greenbrier
Underneath The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, this 112,000-square-foot bunker was built in secret during the 1950s in order to house Congress in the event of a nuclear attack. The bunker was prepped and ready in the event of an emergency for about 30 years until it was exposed by the Washington Post in 1992. It is currently a tourist attraction. The facility was designed to hold more than a thousand people.
4. Underground Home
To the uninformed, the house at 3970 Spencer Street in Las Vegas looks just like a typical house. But 26 feet underground is a retro fallout shelter that even Don Draper would love. Built in the 1970s, the bunker can accommodate a family for at least year. The underground complex is a whole other home, complete with a fake yard, a putting green, a swimming pool, and of course a bar. Light settings simulate day, night, dusk and dawn. A mysterious group, Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species, purchased the home out of foreclosure for $1.15 million in 2014. You can see many more pics here.