Gone are the days of modest Cold War fallout shelters dug by hand in the backyard of the family home. Instead, we are living in the time of luxury underground doomsday bunker mansions. Yep, it’s a booming business. After all, Mr. and Mrs. Carter need somewhere to go when the economy collapses and the air starts turning us into flesh-eating zombies that don’t know the lyrics to “Big Pimpin.”
These outlandish billionaire bunkers are mildly terrifying (especially since there’s a whole underground community obsessing over still having a shooting range and entertainment center to make the end of the world less boring), but the most luxurious survival silos and safety bunkers are no doubt fancy and architecturally fascinating.
Disneyland for nuclear disaster, Trident Lakes prides itself on being a five-star resort equipped for security, survivability, and sustainability. Putting a new spin on “gated community,” this 670-acre compound in Extor, Texas, can withstand an armed invasion while still allowing its residents to have a blast. There’s a driving range, polo field, lagoon, gun range, adventure course, and of course, personal underground living spaces with above-ground terraces. Best of both worlds, amiright? There’s room for 3,000 people, which is about 2,300 more people than live in Ector city limits. Be prepared to dish out anything between $449,000 and $1,949,000. Mickey Mouse probably won’t be there.