Have a peek inside an invite-only billionaires' bunker
When the zombie apocalypse unfolds or a comet slams into earth, the super rich will be ready to go out in style.
A European company is planning an enormous bunker for a chosen few but hasn't sacrificed luxury for survival.
In a move sure to cause an uprising – like the plot of a blockbuster disaster movie – only selected guests will be welcomed into the massive underground shelter, which is decked out with lavish interiors on par with the fanciest mansions.
One of the communal areas for the VIPs living in the five-star doomsday shelter, Vivos Europa One. Photo: Supplied
Entry, upon the end of days, is by invite only and you'll need to be a billionaire to buy a spot.
The proposed five-star doomsday resort in Germany is called Vivos Europa One and, according to Forbes, is fortified to withstand a nuclear holocaust, a plane crash, bio warfare, earthquakes, tsunamis or military onslaught.
Each family who pays for entry – plus on-going costs – will have its own lockable quarters, and guests will be assigned an architect and builder to ensure their secure new digs, while the rest of the world goes to hell outside, is just to their liking.
A bedroom in the proposed Vivos Europa One - the mega bunker for billionaires. Photo: Supplied
Bedrooms within the spacious, self-contained apartments look out to aquariums, because if you are among the chosen few to repopulate the human race, you'd want somewhere nice to go about business.
Survivors will occupy 21,000-plus square metres of safe living areas, with added enormous spaces for commercial use, plus a hospital, restaurants, swimming pool, bakery, pub, beer brewery, theatre, chapels, classrooms, television and radio station, decontamination chambers, ark-style housing for animals, hair salon and a donated DNA vault, presumably for preserving the species in the event of a cataclysm.
Those with the best bouncy blow-dries will perhaps be first to have their superior genomes frozen.
A suite inside Vivos Europa One, where super rich families can shelter from the end of the world, in style. Photo: Supplied
The NZ$327.4 million bunker would be carved into the limestone walls of a mountain, with above-ground facilities including a train depot and barracks for a army.
The creator, Robert Vicino – a man whose company specialises in making deluxe shelters – intends to modify a former Cold War Soviet bunker, which is owned by an investor.