Old Missile Silos for
If you don't actually want to build an underground house, there
are other options. One such option that I will show you below
is to buy an old nuclear missile silo and convert it into an underground
Listed below are three different homeowners in three different
states who have bought huge decommissioned nuclear missile silos
dirt cheap and renovated them into underground mansions.
Underground House from Old Missile Silo
Edward Peden lives in a decommissioned U. S. Airforce nuclear
missile base (Atlas E) underground in Kansas. The base cost $25
million to build and he spent $40,000 for the property. He's converted
1/3 of the missile base into a 6,000 square foot underground house.
They call their dwelling Subterra Castle.
A 27-ton door to a 3,000 sq. ft. room that used to house an Atlas
missile is now his garage door. This underground house was active
as a silo during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960's.
See this Edward
Peden video and if you want to buy your own missile silo and
convert it into an underground house, then Ed has a few more to
A Texas nuclear rocket silo is converted to an underground house.
The owner's name is Bruce Townsley. This converted underground
house used to hold a nuclear missile that could travel 6,000 miles.
Today, the underground house grows tomatoes in the place where
the nuke used to reside. The home has a 75-ton door that seals
the underground house out from the world above. The home also
uses an array of solar panels to supply energy for the underground
Bruce says that one of the main benefits of his home besides
the cool décor is that it is a very quiet environment that
makes sleeping easy. See the Bruce
Townsley video for many more details.
A couple, Don and Charlene Zwonitzer in Nebraska have also converted
an old Atlas missile silo into an underground house. Now their
dream home is 15,000 sq. ft. and holds a greenhouse.
The former missile bunker was built 20 ft. underground and has
18-inch thick concrete ceiling and walls for maximum protection
(enough to withstand a 1 megaton nuclear blast one mile away).
Their front door weighs 47-tons and is operated by a 2 horsepower
motor that opens and closes it in 3 minutes. Here's the video
for the full scoop.
After watching the videos of these converted underground house
/ former missile silos a few things pop to mind. First, they are
very safe and secure. Second, they don't have to be built, but
do need to be renovated. Third, the renovations, the owners have
done look more artistic and elegant than most above ground homes.
Fourth, it is generally pacifists and environmentalists who buy
these underground homes in order to make a statement about converting
war to peace, saving energy and the environment. And fifth, the
prices of the properties are dirt cheap compared to buying much
smaller above ground homes.
Underground Missile Silo Home for Sale -
The U.S. General Services Administration, in partnership with
the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Wednesday that the public
sale by auction of the former Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex
is now open. This property consists of five facilities that span
600 acres located in Cavalier, Ramsey, and Walsh Counties, North
Dakota. Brokers, as well as other interested parties, are encouraged
to view the properties in person during weekly GSA site tours
and/or place a bid online.