Doomsday Homes for Hardcore Preppers
Is it the end of the world as we know it? For some, it doesn’t matter what the current state of the world is. The threat of catastrophes and life-changing events is ever-present. And when disaster strikes, they want to be prepared, from the foundation up.
The prepping lifestyle has gained popularity over the last several years, and there’s no indication that it will slow down anytime soon. And for the most hardcore preppers, a basement full of MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat) is far from enough. Some people are willing to buy or build some truly eyebrow-raising properties, which are defined by their ability to withstand the apocalypse.
We looked high and low for doomsday homes that are for sale, have recently sold, or are just downright interesting. Where would you want to live when the end times come?
Where the Wealthy Will Ride Out the Four Horsemen
In one of the most fascinating offerings for preppers, these condos are built-to-order in underground Cold War-era missile silos somewhere in Kansas (exact locations aren’t offered "for security reasons," according to the Survival Condo website).
A Reverse High Rise for the Rich
The whole place has been custom-built to make it feel like the end of the world isn’t so bad.
There’s an arcade, dog park, indoor shooting range, classroom, library, medical facilities, movie theater and a resort-style pool.
There’s even a holding cell, in case someone starts acting like Jack from "The Shining."
Sleep Like a Baby
The entire idea is to offer a second home for wealthy doomsday preppers by providing an underground home that doesn’t seem so, well, underground.
For example, there are a number of digital HD "windows" that show a live feed of the outside world in many rooms.
What Time Would You Like the Sun to Rise?
The rooms come with digital control panels, which offer a number of ways to light your condo.
Do you feel like it should be day or night?
Use an iPad to tell your personal mainframe what time of day you'd like it to be in, and then set the HD windows accordingly.
The Security Center
The luxury silo has a huge command and control center that monitors the entire base.
We're pretty sure there aren't any security cameras in each personal condo, although that would make a great reality TV show.
If there would be anyone around to watch it is another matter.
An Underground Resort
Who says being underground means you can't take a dip?
This luxury doomsday property comes with a resort-style pool.
And even includes a slide for kids.
Family Night Might Even Still Feel Normal
The living room in one of these unsold condos is quite pleasant.
It's lacking personal effects, but the gas fireplace is a nice touch, as are the framed "windows."
Each unit comes fully furnished.
Education will be even more important when the end of the world comes, but at least our children won't have to start over with a bunch of stray pamphlets found strewn on the street. Or at least, the children of these millionaires won't.
The survival condo comes with a classroom of sorts, featuring a number of Mac computers.
Hopefully, they have Wikipedia preloaded.
The Dog Park
This condo is pet friendly.
Bring Fido in here for a quick pee on a patch of pseudo grass, and let him gaze into the mountaintops.
He might not even notice it's a mural.
The Shooting Range
What would a doomsday bunker be without a place to hone your headshots?
Not one that's helping its residents survive the oncoming horde of demons from the abyss, that's what.
The Grow Room
According to ABC News, the company has enough freeze-dried food to last 10 years, and the garden grows 70 types of fruits and veggies.
Plus, there’s a fish farm, with a fish market.
The condos are built to sustain about 75 people.
An Underground Kitchen
All this end-of-days luxury comes with a huge price tag, starting at $1.5 million for a 900-square-foot, half-floor unit and up to $4.5 million for a 3,600-square-foot, two-level penthouse.
But you're not just buying a condo. You're buying an entire package. These prices also buy "mandatory training, a three-year per person food supply, fully furnished and custom designed interior, special equipment for registered members, computer access to condo systems, and much more," according to the website.
So only the wealthiest will survive here, and they’ll have neighbors and "military grade security" — a picture on the website shows 10 people in military fatigues with military-grade rifles. So at the end of the world, this could either play out like an apocalyptic paradise or a horror movie.
The Ultimate Survival Ranch
This is Hope Survival Ranch, a property set on 203 acres somewhere in Randall County, Texas. We say somewhere because the actual address of this property isn’t listed.
According to the old listing, the ranch was custom-built over a five-year period and cost over $4 million to construct. The living facilities are surrounded by a 2,200-foot-long wall made of steel, reinforced concrete and decorative stonework stacked 10 to 15 feet high.
These people are not messing around.
These Gates Are Huge
The gates are massive and look like they can take a direct hit with C-4 explosives.
And if you’re planning to scale the 10- to 15-foot-high wall, think again.
The wall is also equipped with fiber-optic security features.
The Living Room
There are no exterior photos of the house, probably for privacy reasons. The old listing has this peek into the 3,187-square-foot ranch house.
There are three residences here. This main ranch house. A two-bedroom, 1,260-square-foot bunkhouse. And the "guest house."
What's Behind that Door?
Use your imagination.
Insane Security Measures
There might be chaos in the outside world.
But it's a safe and secure environment in here.
Into the "Guest House"
This isn't your everyday guest house.
Those who worry about worst-case scenarios will be able to sleep tight in this property. The shelter was "custom engineered and built to provide protection from blast, fallout, initial radiation, EMPs, fire, chemical and biological threats," according to the listing.
It’s powered by two separate generators and a 1,000-gallon propane tank. Multiple air filtration systems keep the air breathable while an armory keeps the tools for repelling hostile forces.
The Hope Survival Ranch was once on sale for $2.8 million, but it is no longer on the market. Even if you’re interested, good luck getting in contact with the owner — we have a feeling they don’t want to be easily found.
A Castle for Preppers, by Preppers
A man’s home is his castle, especially when it’s a castle. This castle was specifically built by a prepper in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Outside, the first defense of this 8,861-square-foot castle is its reinforced concrete and hurricane-proof windows.
A Castle on the Inside
Inside, the listing says the home has secret passages and safe rooms, plus a survival bunker.
And while the castle shape, complete with turrets and ramparts, might conjure up medieval living, the interior is totally modern.
An Open Floor Plan for the Apocalypse
The home features an open floor plan with four bedrooms and four bathrooms with heated floors.
Many of the entrances are archways, completing the castle feel.
The rooftop features additional living space, with ample room to observe the surrounding 25 acres.
But there's even more space below the house.
The basement is the hunker-down/party-down area, with two pool tables, pinball machines, and ample places to sit.
Secret Rooms and Tunnels
This bunker has over 4,000 square feet of living space, and according to the listing, has "secret rooms, tunnels and passages" throughout the lower level.
Those looking to purchase this prepper property can do so.
It’s up for sale at $849,200.
The Ultimate Lookout
One of the best ways to stay protected is to always be able to see them coming.
For the prepper who always needs to keep an eagle-eyed view on the world, check out this log cabin perched in the hills of Cullowhee, North Carolina.
Though to just call it a log cabin is a disservice — the home is over 3,100 square feet, has a safe room, prepper room, greenhouse, well water, solar power, tiered garden, loads of custom woodwork and two fireplaces.
You'll Always See Them Coming
There’s also an elevator that takes you to all three stories.
But the real gem here might be the observatory area, which looks like someone put a smaller log cabin on top of a much bigger one.
This home sits on 7.39 acres and recently sold for $409,500.
A House in a Hill
Perhaps you’d rather be inside a hill than on top of one? No, we’re not exaggerating.
This house is partially built into a hill where you can look out your window straight onto a wall of however-many-thousands-of-year-old rock.
A Room With a View
Located in Brayson City, North Carolina, this rustic cabin was built in 1965, and the inside-hillside retreat is truly unusual.
Aside from the rock, which basically envelops the back end of the home, it features a central three(ish)-story tower that pokes out of the property like a huge chimney, ostensibly used to view the surrounding Smoky Mountains.
The home itself is 1,310 square feet, and while it doesn’t have a turnkey prepper area, the 13-acre lot and giant rock shield certainly have potential for a doomsday prepper.
Outside, there is some really cool custom-made, rustic furniture and a workshop/garden.
The house is surrounded by woods and is only accessible via a dirt road.
It was up for sale for $209,900 in 2018, although it has since been taken off the market.
A Cold War-Era Missile Base
If the bombs do drop, you’ll still want to be as far away as possible from them, even if they’re right overhead.
If that’s the case, you’ll need something deep underground and thoroughly reinforced.
Like an abandoned missile silo.
Originally up for sale at $450,000, this property sold for $420,000 in December 2019.
Home is Where the Titan II Is
This missile silo is a Titan II, a category of smaller Cold War-era launch sites that, according to missilebases.com, have been abandoned since the 1980s and have had the actual silo part of the base filled in with concrete.
Launch Control to Major Tom
But as you can see from the pictures, the actual launch area is just a third of the base, with the living quarters and launch control centers still accessible.
A Big Project
The $420,000 entry cost only includes the property itself.
According to the listing, the underground base is uninhabitable, and the listing pictures indicate it will require extensive renovation to get this war relic up and running for doomsday.
No One's Getting Inside
Titan II missile bases have a launch control center that is "the deepest and most hardened structure" the missile silo-selling site has to offer.
The Titan II missile bases were retired in 1981.
Originally, each held an LGM-25C Titan II missile, the last liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile (IBCM) ever made by the United States in response to the Soviet Union during the cold war.
They weighed 165 tons and had a 9 megaton nuclear warhead payload.
For hardcore survivalists, check out this bug-out shelter with a listing address of "No Road in Remote, Alaska." Meaning there’s no road, and it’s located in no official jurisdiction of the most remote state in America.
How do you get there? We’re not sure, but it definitely includes a bush plane and someone who knows how to read a map.
$700,000 in Survival Preparedness
For those ready to take the ultimate plunge into reclusive prepperdom, this property last listed at $159,000.
But the listing says the owners — who are probably the builders — have sunk over $700,000 into the property.
So it’s kind of a steal.
A Wilderness Bug Out
This property won’t get you through the first winter, much less the end of the world, without some proper preparation and building. However, as the listing suggests, it’s certainly a reasonable bug-out location for dedicated survivalists.
Located in Lakeview, Oregon, this sprawling land doesn’t come close to turnkey living, but it does provide enough for those who know how to hunt and gather. It has a barn, an exposed shelter, a tent (which may or may not come with the property), an outhouse along with a hand pump well, and 214 acres of property that could provide ample wild game.
While you’ll probably need to build or install some livable spaces — the listing gives no indication about heat, livable square footage, or cooking places, possibly because there is none — it does say the property is just 16 miles away from a grocery store and hospital. It was originally up for sale at $300,000.
This listing was taken off the market in recent months.
Riding Out the End of the World, Remotely
That $159,000 will get you a 1,250-square-foot property that comes with everything required to ride out the end of the world.
Powered by solar and diesel, the home comes with several sheds, a workshop, a bunch of work tools, building materials and a tractor.
A Trailer Compound
If trailer homes aren’t considered a go-to property for preppers, we’d like to present this property in Moyers, Oklahoma, as an argument.
It’s a series of trailer-like properties — at least four — situated in 10 acres of woods.
It’s pretty much self-reliant, with two gas generators, solar power, well water, and heating, which includes wood and propane.
The main home is just two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,182 square feet, but the separated shelters have their own amenities.
For example, there’s a sauna area "to warm up after exploring the mountains," according to the listing, and other buildings could be workshop areas or whatever you might want — the listing doesn’t specify.
This trailer-like compound was up for sale at $69,900, but is now off the market.
Built to Survive 'TEOTWAWKI'
The listing claims this place is "built with surviving TEOTWAWKI." That is, "The End Of The World As We Know It."
And we don’t mean it’s how to survive the 100,000th radio play of that REM song.
Surviving the Apocalypse
This property certainly has the resources to see out the end of days.
The house is a modest 854-square foot prefab.
Outside is a 1,600-square-foot, dome-shaped, garage-like building that can fit an RV.
Invite Your Friends
Then there’s another similar building that "is partially buried and insulated to provide for long term, rodent resistant food storage," according to the listing.
Also on site are two 1,000-gallon propane tanks and six RV sites with water and sewage hookups, plus an extra with just water.
This would be an excellent place to bring some friends with RVs and start your own Mad Max-style clan.
The property was originally listed for $199,000 but has since been taken off the market.
Surrounded by Woods in Vermont
The end of days might not be pretty, so you may as well set up shop somewhere pretty.
Set in the rolling hills of Vershire, Vermont, among miles of woodlands as far as the eye can see, is this secluded prepper’s home.
The property, originally listed for $650,000, is a 33-acre property that is completely self-sustainable energy-wise.
It also has multiple ways to grow your own food. There is a large plumbing-attached greenhouse, outdoor gardens, fruit trees and berry bushes, as well as a pasture and hayfields for cows.
The house itself is 2,160 square feet and comes with one bedroom and two bathrooms, which isn’t too much, but there’s also a separate two-bedroom guest cottage with its own utility hookups.
Prepping in Texarkana
This home in Texarkana, Texas, is a pleasant and unassuming house from the outside.
It’s a spacious 3,162 square feet with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a pool.
It’s also prepared to house its residents from a monumental disaster — or a zombie apocalypse.
Ready for Action
As you can see, the owners of this lovely home are very, very well stocked on guns and ammunition.
There’s enough in this room to fend off a season's worth of zombies from "The Walking Dead."
Down the Hatch
Let's head past the boxes upon boxes of ammo and down the hatch, down a spiraling metal staircase.
The tunnel-style bunker sits 26 feet below the surface, measures 1,200 square feet and includes a hydroponics system.
The entire property is up for sale at a very reasonable $410,000.