7 Doomsday Bunkers for the Impending Nuclear Apocalypse
With all this doom and gloom about WWIII in the media, some of you might be turning to the internet for your doomsday bunker answers. Well we here at World Lifestyle are here to help! Here are 7 options for your Doomsday needs, and some you can even have installed at your own house! Let’s hunker down and take a look:
1. Villa Vals
Villa Vals is a vacation destination located in the Swiss Alps that inadvertently doubles as a fallout shelter. Due to the distinct terrain of the Valsertal’ valley, the Villa Vals is actually built into the mountainside, making it one of the few completely underground homes in the world. When not fighting off the harsh nuclear winter, you can take a short trip up to the nearby swiss alps to get some world-class skiing, and if it’s still there, there is the village Vals within walking distance with such amenities as a post office, market, bank, and a couple restaurants.
2. Missile Silo Home in Rural Kansas
Built from a repurposed Cold War Era missile silo in rural Kansas, this missile silo home will be the talk of your doomsday-party guests. Mainly because you will be locked in with each other until everything “blows over”. Built by Bruce Francisco of Arizona, the Silo Home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a VERY long spiral staircase, an above ground “launch center” room (for your apocalypse pre-party), and a 2000 Lb blast door. You know, for the radioactive zombies.
3. Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Now the Svalbard Global Seed Vault may have not been created with the protection of humans particularly in mind, but moreso the apocalyptic humans who will be roaming the earth in need of a new food supply. Deemed the “Noah’s Ark of Agriculture”, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has set out to collect a sample of every crop used to sustain life on our Planet Earth and store it in a 400-foot long building built into the permafrost of the Arctic Circle. Currently the vault has over 4.5 million individual species stored in the vault, or 2.5 billion individual seeds. There are even seeds from the ever-uncooperative North Korea!
4. Lu Zhenghai’s Noah’s Ark
Worried about the impending doom brought on by the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, Lu Zhenghai of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China set out to create his own “Noah’s Ark”. Built with 10 tons of timber and 60 tons of steel, Lu Zhenghai has poured about 1102304 Yuan (roughly $160,000) into the project. Unfortunately due to lack of funds (and the world still existing), Lu Zhenghai has been forced to abandon the project. Maybe the next apocalypse will be better for you, buddy.
5. Survival Condo
Another converted missile silo in rural Kansas, the Survival Condo complex is more of a end of the world community than a retreat. With options ranging from a half floor unit all the way up to a multi-floor penthouse, the Survival Condos are in high demand by America’s business elite. With a community swimming pool, gym, movie theater, agriculture center, dog park, arcade, and extensive (supposedly) library, the Survival Condos have everything you would need to wait out your next apocalypse.
6. Atlas Survival Shelters
Now you may be thinking “Austin, these shelters are cool and all, but there is NO WAY I could afford or reach any of these.” Well with Atlas Survival Shelters, the shelter comes to you. Made out of corrugated steel and buried in a location of your choosing, an Atlas Shelter can range from $30,000 to $400,000, depending on what model you choose. Apparently the reason for the round corrugated structure is that during nuclear blast testing, the only structures that could withstand a nuclear blast were ones made out of round corrugated steel.