When it comes to the end of the world, underground shelter company Vivos is betting that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The Vivos Europa One shelter in Rothenstein, Germany, claims to be the world’s largest and safest underground survival bunker. It’s also one of the fanciest. Available by invitation only, a spot in the bunker will set future residents back about $US5 million each. Buyers can then have their chambers decorated and customised to fit their preferences.
Once it’s complete, the massive bunker will be set to protect against everything from natural disasters to war.
Originally built by Soviets during the Cold War and used as a fortress for military equipment and munitions, the incredible 76-acre property was recently revealed by Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino.
He told Business Insider that the opportunity to buy a space in the massive Europa One bunker is being marketed exclusively to “global industrialists” and billionaires, though his company also constructs underground shelters for those on a slightly tighter budget.
“We don’t know when ‘the accident’ is going to happen. For those who haven’t secured a solution yet, it’s already too late,” Vicino said to Business Insider. “It’s expensive, but it’s an investment in your life and in real estate.”
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The property is a whopping 76 acres in size and claims to be the world's largest underground shelter for long-term protection. Guests will only be allowed to enter via helicopter, which will be provided by Vivos.
Complete with blast doors and protective corridors, the shelter is said to be able to withstand nuclear blasts, direct plane crashes, biological and chemical agents, earthquakes, and any armed attacks.
Inside, there are more than 16,400 feet of continuous tunnel chambers. The property includes two customised climate and ventilation systems, as well as a self-contained water and power generation system that allows for independent use without support from the outside world.
Though it may appear from the outside that Europa One is a simple network of tunnels, the inside is sleek and sophisticated, with modern corridors that create a stunning environment.
Besides individual living chambers, there is also a communal wooden chapel within the underground bunker.
Individual chambers are being bought for $5 million and built in-line with the preferences of the owner. Once each member's accommodations are complete, the quarters are locked and secured to limit access to their family and personal staff prior to lockdown.
Each family is provided with a private, 2,500-square-foot floor area which can hold two-story living quarters. Private improvements to chambers include pools, theatres, gyms, kitchens, bars, bedrooms, and deluxe bathrooms.
The fit and finish of most chambers are compared to those of a mega-yacht, with luxurious furnishings and chic designs.
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