How Much Does An Underground Survival Bunker Cost?
Like any construction project, it depends on the size and specifications. From a simple backyard bunker to a high-tech condo built in a former missile silo – about as secure as it gets – under-ground bunkers are both secure, yet more costly than their above-ground counterparts.
Whatever your view of the future, and whatever your reasons for getting an underground bunker, having one is the most certain way to secure your future in the event of widespread disaster. Is there such a thing as affordable underground bunkers? In this article, we step you through 3 examples, from high end to low end. These success and failure stories do a great job of illustrating what works – and what doesn’t – so you know exactly what it takes to be successful. We also give you clear price points so you know exactly what underground bunkers prices can be, relative to what you get for your dollar, before you take the plunge.
Luxury Underground Bunkers For Sale
Of course, enterprising companies have already made high end, highly secure underground homes and condos available. In this case, military bunkers were for sale, so they built it in a former missile silo in central Kansas. Even if you can’t afford the $2,000,000+ price tag, you can gain some ideas from the state of the art underground technology by watching this video. Take note of the self sustaining fish aquarium, entertainment to help pass time, indoor shooting range, ample room for supplies, and other extraordinary features you may wish to incorporate into your own bunker (with enough money!).
The only disadvantage we see to this design (besides the pricetag, of course!), is the distance you may have to drive to get there, right when things are falling apart.
Even more-so than above ground secure facilities, underground bunkers come with a wide range of price tags, due not only to specifications, but due to the high cost of working underground. Even if you purchase one of the many underground bunker kits, or rely on a professional set of undergound bunker plans, you still need to ensure that the construction is done well, with specific techniques, for it to work
We could go on about this point, but suffice it to say $270,000 was completely wasted on this bunker in North Carolina, due to mold, mildew, leaks, problems with the air ventilation and more. Take a good lesson from this video that even “professionals” may not know what they are doing. The lesson is, be certain to check references carefully, and tour actual projects completed by a company before taking the plunge.
Basic Underground Bunkers
Given the high cost of the two examples above, you may be wondering if there’s any hope of affording your own survivalist underground bunker. Well there may still be…. this example is of a “safe cellar” accessible directly from a stairwell under the home’s kitchen, all for the tidy price of $95,000. we’ve seen examples for less money, and claims about how inexpensive they can get, but aren’t sure we’d want to set foot in one just yet. At least this one’s in the realm of making monthly payments on!
The nice thing about this design is, even if there’s limited space, it’s immediately accessible from your own home, without needing to navigate through whatever catastrophe is happening. Whether that’s a pandemic, giant asteroid impact, nuclear war, or even a zombie apocalypse, as a prepper you are set within minutes when time may very well be the most precious commodity you have. Or, if you’re not really that concerned – try playing Minecraft for a much less expensive disaster bunker (and no electric generator needed – until the real disaster happens)!