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Unfortunately, tornado season is here and even started a bit early due to spring-like weather. We all remember the devastation from last year as storms left damaging effects across several states throughout April and May. Since then, people across the country have started searching for safe, underground storm shelters and bunkers for their homes. And, interestingly enough, some of these bunkers aren’t just to wait out the storm. Some are even purchasing and building these underground units in preparation for Doomsday. So, what do these bunkers look like? Well, if you’re super fancy, you can stop digging and reserve a spot (for $25,000 a person!) in this modern end-of-times bunker located in Nebraska. Most, however, are clearing land by their homes for their storm (and future) safe haven.

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I’m so fascinated with the idea of bunker living and was intrigued to find out that people are turning to bunker-style homes as permanent means of living, too. I’m curious to know: Do you have a storm shelter or bunker where you live? How is it furnished or stocked, and how often do you have to open the doors and go underground? Let us know in the comments below.

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28 Responses

  1. Grant says:

    Happy to see you can survive Doomsday in style.

  2. Barbara says:

    These are fascinating. Thanks for this blog.

  3. Briana@HGTV says:

    Wow, enough room for a dining table? I'd live in some of these full-time, I think!

  4. willgarden4food says:

    I love it! You know the more the ecomomy tanks the more real these become.

  5. Anita says:

    I am trying to get some help and advice from anyone who knows about earth sheltered homes? Suggestions?

  6. Jessica says:

    Wow, these are so cool!

  7. Kate says:

    Hmmm, just curious about radon when you're living in the earth like this.

  8. Janet says:

    I'd LOVE to see a series on storm-resistant houses & buildings. SO much of the country is subject to severe weather and it's a real serious consideration for millions of us. Here in Oklahoma, our tribal housing village & casino sustained major damage in May 2010. Last May, the small downtown area where our business was located was damaged by a down-burst & high winds. Many millions in damage occurred in the town we're in now before the Joplin tornado (on the OK border). How about a short series on all the safety issues that were discovered after the May 3rd tornado killed people in OK & KS… roof tie-downs, etc. How about the concrete & steel gym built in Hinton OK after it was destroyed, that's the town's tornado shelter. There are millions of us in Tornado Alley who would love to see designs that will work for us in new construction. Granite counters are nice, but I'd like to see homes & businesses that can withstand storms better.

  9. Lea says:

    Kate,
    #1—It's either slow leaking radon or instant anhilation from a tornado.
    #2–You don't live in it. You spend an hour at the very most, to be sheltered from a violent storm.

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