How Much Does A Luxury Bunker Cost?
In reality, only a few percentage of people in the world prepare for possible global annihilation, and as a part of the preparation is building a safe shelter that can keep them alive when doomsday comes.
Unlike what most people think, rich preppers may also build their luxury bunker. It is the doomsday bunker that is not only filled with canned goods and cots but so much more.
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The Demand For Luxury Bunkers
Many elite people in the world have a luxury bunker built as their secret shelter to keep their families safe when doomsday comes. Those who have designed and constructed luxury bunkers also include sports stars, fund managers, and tech executives such as Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, as of this writing.
Bill Gates is said to have multiple bunkers. He may have bunkers to every property he owns.
According to Gary Lynch, Rising S Company’s general manager, their high-end custom underground bunkers increased to 700% in 2016 compared to 2015. Aside from that, their overall sales rose to 300% during the November US presidential election.
This data doesn’t only show that bunkers are in demand for preppers but also luxury bunkers for the rich.
The 2016 election shows that both conservatives and liberals acquire luxury bunker spaces to ensure their safety.
What Is Inside A Luxury Bunker?
Here is to give you an insight into how much money a rich man shed to build his luxury bunker. Usually, the leading developers of high-end custom bunkers or luxury bunkers acquire decommissioned missile silos and military bunkers by the Soviet or United States governments that may cost a whopping million dollars to establish nowadays.
These establishments have fortified structures that are intended to remain strong even in a nuclear strike. Aside from that, they are equipped with water purification systems and power systems.
As well as nuclear biological chemical or NBC air filtration, and blast valves. All these inclusions aim to provide a safer and secure place for people to live in during global annihilation, epidemic, and other kinds of threats for humanity.
Of course, just like doomsday bunkers, a luxury bunker also includes food supplies that can last for a year or more. It may also include hydroponic gardens where you can grow your fresh vegetation to supplement your needs during a crisis.
The Cost Of Building A Luxury Bunker
The following luxury bunkers have different designs and levels of functionality. Check out what is inside them and how much it will cost to have them built.
It is one popular type of luxurious bunkers called the Vivos xPoint, located at the South Dakota, Black Hills. It is composed of 575 military bunkers, which serve as an Army Munitions Depot until 1967.
This type of bunkers can offer what a small town can. It has a community theater, clinic, classrooms, hydroponic gardens, gym, and a spa.
Ever wonder how much this kind of luxurious bunker costs? Its price depends on what theme you would want—either a minimalist one or a home with high-end finishes.
But, since this type of bunker design is almost what you wanted, it costs between $25,000 to $200,000 each. And it can accommodate up to 5,000 people.
However, if you’re looking for a more luxurious type of bunkers, you can refer to the company’s Vivos Europa One, which they called the “Modern Day Noah’s Ark which was a former Cold War-era munitions storage located in Germany.
If the Vivos xPoint is like a small town of its own, the Vivos Europa One is like an underground yacht. It has theater, restaurants, coffee shops, and game areas.
The company will deliver the units empty, and the owners will have the chance to renovate the suit based on their preferences. That they may also include swimming pools, gyms, and screening rooms, and all amenities are private.
Its structure was made out of a solid bedrock that offers 34 private residences, starting with a 2,500 square feet. And if they want to have the second story, they can add 2,500 square feet.
This complex also has a tarn system as the source of transportation of the residents to their shelters. They can also use this when they visit restaurants, coffee shops, gaming areas, and other establishments.
Larry Hall, the developer, utilized the two abandoned Atlas Missile Silos back in 1960. The US Army Corps Engineers built that. He said that the owners of this bunker would have access to it whenever they want to.
A theater, library, bar, swimming pool, a mini grocery store, a classroom, and a general store are some of these complexes.
He said that the construction of this bunker cost him almost $20million. The one unoccupied chamber has 15 floors, which are divided into 12 single families. Meanwhile, a full-floor unit has about 1,820 square feet that can accommodate 6 to 10 people.
The full-floor apartment has three rooms, two comfort rooms, a dining room, and a kitchen.
Tenants can also enjoy other facilities like a rock-climbing wall, a dog park, and a gym. Meanwhile, you can also practice your shooting ability with its indoor shooting space.
Each unit also has a dryer, a dishwasher, a washer, and even an LED window that shows live videos. Larry Hall also said that once the homeowners purchased it, they need to undergo survival training.
They will also be given a supply of food per person for five years and will have access to the internet. Homeowners can also enjoy eating fish like tilapia and vegetables. As its aquaponics and hydroponics systems are active.
This bunker has an elevator that connects to all 15 floors. If the homeowners need to leave, they need the permission of the Survival Condo Project’s board of directors first.
Meanwhile, Larry is making its second survival condo that has different and numerous layouts. The unit has a 900square foot half-floor residence to two-level. With a 3,600 square foot penthouse, and the price starts at $4.5 million each.
Condo Association sets a rule that bunker owners should work at least four hours daily when an emergency occurs.
Long Term Luxury Bunker
This luxurious bunker is known as “the largest billionaire bunker in the world” and was built for almost ten years. They started building this bunker from 1984, which they said is a joint project of the former Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.
They call it The Oppidum, which is found in the Czech Republic.
It has initial amenities like a spa, swimming pool, cinema, and a wine vault, but owners will always have the last words for the final product. This bunker has an above-ground estate and an underground component with a size of 77,000 square feet.
The entire compound has a total area of 323,000 square feet of the countryside. It also has a secret corridor and an underground bunker which you can use in less than 60 seconds.
The underground first level has various rooms, like screening rooms and a playground room for your kids. Since it is the biggest bunker that has been built, they offer a penthouse apartment and a six smaller apartment.
The penthouse apartment has a measure of 6,780 square feet, and the smaller apartments measure 1,720 square feet each. Long-term bunker also lets you continue to work even if an emergency occurs because it offers meeting rooms and an office room.
Underground Nuclear Bunker
This luxurious bunker is said to build a 45-feet underground by Harry Norman. They said it was built in 1969, was renovated in 2012, and was listed in 2014. It was used to be the base of the US Army that has 3-feet thick walls making it a nuclear-proof.
Every four apartments have a 600-square foot in size. Each apartment contains a living area, a kitchen, two king-size bedrooms, and bathrooms. Like any other luxury bunker, it also has amenities such as a theater, gaming room, medical or business rooms, and a weapon room.
This kind of luxury bunker is up for $17.5 million.
Rice House Bunker
It is located in Georgia, which has security features. They say that it is the safest house in the US, and it has a whopping 3.5 acres of land and is like a mega-mansion.
Because it has its watchtower, security control room, a Gun range, and it even has a secret underground bunker, it becomes wow-worthy to many. They say that this property is listed with a price of $15million.
Another bunker that The Vivos Group has made is its budget-friendly bunker. It is also the same as the nuclear bunker, but this is found in Indiana.
The units cost from $25,000-$35,000 but can be as high as $1,000,000,000, especially when an emergency occurs. Like any other kind of bunker, this also has facilities that will help you get through a day of boredom.
It has a kitchen, bathrooms, a dining area, a theater, a gaming area, rooms, food storage, and a power room. They also included a power storage room, a gym room with a kennel area, a hospital, and a blast door.
There are only five bathrooms in this type of bunker. Meaning, you have to share it with 79 other people with you in this bunker. It also has one shared kitchen, which is not that bad, right?
The dining will also serve freeze-dried meats and grains. These include fresh-grown vegetables from the bunker’s garden. Tenants can also enjoy other benefits like receiving necessary vitamins.
Factors To Consider When Making A Bunker
It may seem and sound that building a bunker is easy, but the truth is, it’s not. There are things that you need to consider first before making one. And here are some of it.
Any developer who wants to build a bunker is one factor that they are considering. Either you’re building a basic bunker or a luxurious one. The building of the bunker will also depend on how safe the location is.
A basic bunker is made in the basement area of their homes, which makes them plan easier.
Meanwhile, those who plan to build a luxurious bunker, a location may be a hindrance too. That’s why most of it was made far from most residential areas. Aside from location, they consider the power lines, cables, water pipes, and septic tanks.
The most luxurious bunker was built from Missile silos, because of its perfect location.
Aside from location, the cost is one factor too that preppers are considering. But they say that if you’re building a bunker from scratch, you may want to consider renting one. Or you can buy one of those bunkers that are up for sale.
It may be convenient for you to depend on your budget and its location.
But if you’re still convinced to build one, you’ll be needing to do the estimating. Preppers should also consider the cost of the soil that you’ll be needing and its type. Yes, soil plays a huge impact on one’s budget.
You can call experts for the soil assessments, and they’ll give you the best estimates.
3. Escape Routes
A prepper or developer before making a bunker also considers its escape routes. Yes, though we make sure that our bunkers are safe, we also need to consider that things may get worse too.
Preppers believe that in every bunker, there is at least one door that will lead to an escape route.
For added protection, a prepper should also consider the structure that a bunker builds. It should be made of metal to ensure that it has extra strength. Ensure that it can withstand the weight of the ground that even a fire or an earthquake can’t damage it.
You can also finish it with a stone or brick fortification to ensure that there is no water can leak inside.
5. Excavation Process
Digging is one factor that a bunker prepper should also consider. Since a bunker means underground, you need to consider the excavation process too. It’s either you hire for excavation machinery, or you do it yourself by using a shovel.
Well, who would have a think and do the latter part, right?
It’s evident that it’s better if you have machinery equipment. While doing the excavation process, you should also remember that you need to have some space for the airflow. It is even better if you cover the airflow with rocks and bushes to make it not obvious.
Planning where to store your food, too, is one factor that needs to be considered. That this storage can accommodate enough food supplies for months or better for even years, make sure that its preservation time is being observed.
6. Securing A Permit
We know that building a bunker is like building a house. Before you start the construction of your home, there are documents that the authorities need from you. Building a bunker also needs permits, a floor plan, and blueprints.
And if you have prepared for all of these, you can start the construction process already.
Those listed factors are just a reminder that building a bunker will never be as easy as you think. Think of it as if you’re building your second home, too, which it really is. That aside from money, patience is also needed.
For you to understand building a luxurious bunker, here are some listed examples.
300 square-feet= $55,5000
400 square-feet =$74,000
2500 square-feet= $462,500
3000 square-feet- $555,000
3600 square-feet= $666,000
4800 square-feet= $888,000
All those computations are based on the type and condition of the soil, the depth, electrical , and water tables.
Luxury Bunker Amenities Helps Fight Depression
While others think that having all the amenities in a luxury bunker, is what matters, for some, it’s not. Developers like Hall believe that having a luxurious bunker is a source and key to survival too.
That those amenities and facilities will help and prevent you from having depression. Because when you are in a bunker, and there is nothing to do, all you can think of is the disaster going on.
That even if they’re underneath the ground, all they can think of is that they’re still living a normal life. Because if there are no amenities in a bunker-like in the outside world, they’ll do abnormal things. Which, in the end, may result in having depression.
These amenities will also help them think that these emergencies are just temporary. Meaning they develop a positive outlook towards it. And when the time comes, the situation is back to normal. They are still in their best shapes and high spirits.
In general, building a bunker is not as bad as we think because even those rich people think that SHTF can occur anytime. They create these luxury bunkers not just for themselves but for their families and staff too to survive.
That having a luxury bunker is not all about the luxurious things it can offer. And every one of us, even the wealthiest people, can be a prepper too.