In the event of an apocalypse, whether it be induced by global warming or a zombie pandemic, most of us will have to get used to living without the comforts and conveniences of modern life — but not the worldâ€™s 1%. Plenty of paranoid billionaires are prepping for doomsday by building and buying swanky underground digs that probably cost more (and have more amenities) than your regular house.
Here are 9 fallout shelters youâ€™d be incredibly lucky to reserve a spot in should the end ever come.
Vivos Europa One Shelter
California businessman Robert Vicino decided to combine his love of real estate with his irrational fear of the pending apocalypse and founded his company Vivos in 2007. Vivos is now known for its series of secure and incredibly lavish bomb shelters across the world, the most impressive of which is the Europa One. Originally built by the Soviets, the 76-acre facility lies beneath a limestone mountain in Rothstein, Germany and is said to be able to withstand almost any attack, whether it be a nuclear blast, an armed siege, a tsunami or an earthquake.
Although the individual compartments have yet to be built, each one will have their own 2,500-foot accommodations that can be built to suit the buyerâ€™s needs and requirements (expected to be at â€śmega-yachtâ€ť standards) and can be outfitted with pools, hot tubs, theaters or whatever â€śnecessitiesâ€ť the families might require. In the event of a disaster, Vivos helicopters will usher its tenants from nearby airports to their private paradise below the ground. To reserve a spot for you and your â€śentourage,â€ť all you need to do is cough up a cool $35,000 per person.