See out the apocalypse in luxury: Vivos Underground Survival Shelter Network


April 15, 2010

The Vivos Underground Survival Shelter will accommodate up to 200 people in post apocalyptic luxury

The Vivos Underground Survival Shelter will accommodate up to 200 people in post apocalyptic luxury

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With the end of the world apparently scheduled for December 31, 2012, there’s sure to be a number of opportunistic companies looking to cash in on the upcoming apocalypse. One such company is Vivos, which envisions a network of 20 underground shelters located near major cities across the U.S. with accommodation for up to 4,000 people.

Aside from some unspecified end of the world scenario brought about by the end of the Mayan calendar, the shelters will also be built to survive the stock standard reasons for the apocalypse such as nuclear war and collision with an asteroid.

Each fully self-contained Vivos shelter complex will accommodate a community of 172 – 200 people in spacious quarters for up to one year or autonomous survival to “ride out the potential events.” The airtight shelters are designed to survive virtually any catastrophe, or threat scenario including natural disasters, a nuclear blast, chemical and biological weapons, or even just good ol’ social anarchy.

The US$10 million luxury Vivos shelter design is based on a spoke cluster of 10 radiating residential wings surrounding a two story, 60 foot diameter central dome. The complex includes community gathering areas and private suites providing comfortable accommodations with about 100 square feet per person – well above the 40 and 50 square feet minimums advised by the Red Cross and FEMA respectively for long-term underground shelter.

Each Vivos facility is equipped with its own internal power generation system, backup battery banks, deep water wells, biological, chemical and radiation air filtration systems, sewage disposal systems, abundant food and clothing storage, security devices, medical equipment and supplies and critical support equipment including off-road vehicles – presumably for doing battle with mutant road warriors once the dust settles topside.

All shelters include complete and fully furnished living quarters, with semi-private bedrooms, deluxe bathrooms, kitchen and dining areas, spacious lounges and meeting areas, computers, theater electronics, exercise equipment, well stocked educational and entertainment materials, an urgent medical and dental care center, security facilities with a detention area, vaults for valuables and munitions, a communications center, laundry facilities, a repair shop, and abundant storage areas for food, fuel, water, medicine, supplies and a wardrobe inventory with a large selection of comfortable clothing and footwear in all sizes.

Prior to any engagement of a shelter the Vivos Group will provide operational oversight of each Owner’s Association for ongoing maintenance, replenishment, security, monitoring, surveillance, notifications and advisories. Then, once a facility is occupied and under lock down the co-owners will elect a board and take over autonomous operation and management of their particular facility. All members need to do is arrive before the facility is sealed and secured.

The Vivos network already includes a group of existing nuclear hardened shelters. Varying in size, these shelters will be completely retrofitted with state of the art security, mechanical, electrical, filtration and air handling systems and will be the first shelters in the network due to come on line this year.

Vivos plans to complete construction and commissioning of the remaining network of underground community shelters within time for the possible end of the world on December 31, 2012.

Spaces in the bunkers are likely to be in the US$50,000 price range and so far over 1,000 applications have been received to reserve a place. So, if you’re the overly cautious, paranoid or just plain gullible type, you might want to get along to the Vivos site where there is a handy doomsday clock counting down to New Years Eve 2012 to let you know just how long you’ve got to get your pennies together.

Via Luxury Insider.

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The Mayan calendar ends Dec 21, 2012, not Dec 31 2012.


LOL talk about opportunistic corporations preying on the gullible. If the end of the world is coming I think it really would mean THE END. This would therefore only delay the inevitable... if it can at all. People would find greater peace if they accepted death as a part of life and just focused on living while they are alive.

I didn\'t see anything on there about how it would handle earthquakes... or underground volcanic activity... ;-)

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The world ends on Dec 21st 2012, not Dec 31st, so don\'t be late! That\'s when the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar used by the Maya civilization completes a great cycle of thirteen b\'ak\'tuns.


Got news for you - your going to need kind of a lot longer than 12 months to ride out the kind of disaster you are contemplating here - that\'s if your part of the world doesn\'t end up under water or a mile of ice.

Of course, if the Mayans were so smart why are they all dead?

In the mean time, don\'t buy any low-bank waterfront property.


The fake green plants are a nice touch reminding everyone of what\'s been destroyed above on the nuclear scorched Earth surface. I hope some of the money goes toward stocking every movie ever made since the dawn of time, and a download of every e-book. There\'s going to be a LOT of down-time waiting for the radioactivity to subside to survivable levels...

What do you do with trash? \"Hey Bobby, don your survival suit, and take out the trash, please before doing your homework\" \"Aw, mom, I\'m still glowing from taking out the trash last week!\"


Dale! before you correct anyone, know your facts, otherwise you come off being more ignorant than whom you trying to correct. The Mayan calendar DOES NOT end Dec 21, 2012, OR on Dec 31 2012. Get you facts straight. If the mayan\'s ever saw our \"roman calender\", I doubt they would run around screaming, \"Oh my God, Oh my God the European\'s calender ends December 31, this year!!! The world is going to end!!!\" For your information, it doesn\'t end, ever. Just like ours it rolls over and start it\'s cycle over again, JUST LIKE OURS. Just like pizzaeater stated... DAAAAHH!


Your right Dale, but if that date is allowed then we will all miss out on seeing Santa, and his delivery of our survival gear, so they must have gotten an extension of time for the worlds end for this reason : )


I\'m in construction...... and if they really want to do this they\'ll have to start building A.S.A.P or they\'ll miss the dead-line...the builing permits will take months to get approved....


Way to capitalise on peoples\' stupidity. :)

Gruph Norgle

to evilbunny... you must be union or something to think they can\'t make it by the \'dead line\' whatever that is. doesn\'t matter anyway, any future apocalypse wouldn\'t be natural or devine but probably a catastrophe made by people. crazy people. the kind of crazy people who gleefully await the end and want to take us all out with them... nut bags.


If you\'ve ever played fallout, you\'ll recognize some extreme similarities between the vault-tec vaults and this shelter. Hopefully when these things open after the \"Apocalypse\" its inhabitants wont be eaten by mutants.


ya know I liked that up until the horrible guitar work came in on the music. They should have had me do their music... LOL Sad sad people buying spots on this. The whole 2012 end of the world scheme is such a false belief back by NO EVIDENCE. Anyone that tries to tell you different is naive and extremely gullible.

Jesse Gunn

Wow...not only does this bare a hilarious and sad resemblance to the Vaultec shelters imagined in Fallout 3, but they\'re poorly designed! You\'d think with this kind of investment they\'d have way more state of the art features, LED lights, geothermal power (it\'s only underground already...duh), you\'d think they\'d have banks of our creative works archived and accessible too. Oh well, poorly thought out for poorly thought out customers lol


I have a KeyRing perpetual calender that ends on Jan.01, there ya hav it.

Sr Jorge

cool! I want one!

Daniel White

Airtight? They better have some powerful fart gas filtration.

Gregg Eshelman
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