My new dream is to live in a de-commissioned Missile Silo.
You read that right. A de-commissioned Missile Silo. For those of you who are currently not removing this blog from your Google Reader are probably thinking, "Huh?"
Let this website explain:
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In 1957 the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik; the first satellite ever to orbit the earth... Fears of a “missile-gap” motivated the U.S. military-industrial complex to design and construct numerous nuclear missile base sites. The Atlas nuclear-tipped rocket was housed in 3 different configurations: Atlas–D, Atlas-E, and Atlas-F. The massive Titan-1 sites completed the first generation of ICBMs. This missile technology was new and the structures were large to house the equipment necessary to facilitate a space launch. And these U.S. weapons systems were certain to be targeted by Soviet missiles, so they had to be protected from nuclear blast. Hardened bunkers were also constructed to assure the survival of communications connections during a nuclear war scenario. Millions of dollars were spent on each of these structures to assure their strength and survivability against nuclear attack. Over the years these first generation sites have been decommissioned as other improved systems replaced them. Some of these historic fortified structures are now available for sale.
These de-commissioned nuclear sites are in limited supply. No more structures of this type are currently being built. The missile sites de-commissioned after 1965 are being imploded to conform to international treaties. These are rare and collectible real estate offerings.
Now after reading this you are probably thinking WHY THE HELL would Jeff want to live in one of these de-commissioned Missile Silos?
The answer is actually pretty easy - because they are freaking awesome!!!
|That is 8-Stories Bitches!|
|How Badass is this?|
|This would be my CompuTrainer Room!|
|Stairwell to Launch Control Center.|
|6,000lb Blast Doors - Screw You Zombie Apocalypse!|
|Stair workouts would be killer!|
|Unfortunately it comes without Nuclear Missiles so World Domination will have to wait (-:|
So now after being educated on this piece of American History you are probably thinking about how you can get yourself a de-commissioned missile silo?
Well, if you got to this site: http://www.missilebases.com/
They got the hook-up.
You can pick up a silo in the Adirondack Mountains in NY for a mere $750,000 (reduced from $4.6mil).
Or head on over to a fixer-upper in Tuscan, AZ for $540K!
But I have my eye on this sweet little $2.8 million dollar homestead in Denver, CO that has 45,000 SqFt of livable underground space and is on 210 acres. And it is Denver so Tim Tebow could come over and hang and stuff.
Anyone else have some crazy ass place they would like to live?
Thanks for Reading,
Tim Tebow? What about me? I'd hang in your silo anyday.ReplyDelete
Ha! The silo comes equiped with multi-level exhaust fans so you could even fart away!Delete
I've seen these before and I agree...it would be awesome to live in one. I've never been able to get the wife to agree though.ReplyDelete
That does look awesome!ReplyDelete
Wow, I've never seen that before, pretty freakin' awesome. You could have one floor dedicated to pool training and another with a track on it. Just have your groceries delivered and your set!ReplyDelete
With the 45,000 sqft silo I could probably have a pool build on the lower level!Delete
My husband and I have always wanted to live in one of these! I actually squealed a little when I saw your post...so much for me removing you from my reader! The other thing we have talked about living in is a tree house (or an earth ship home), not like a regular one, but an actual tree house with multiple levels and spread out! Cool post - I'll have to check those out and start saving! ;)ReplyDelete
I would buy the Adirondack one.ReplyDelete
8 Floors, 12 Triathletes per floor, $1000 per Triathlete (a bargain by Lake Placid Standards) = cha-ching!Delete
Oh dear... I can't wait to hear what Annie has to say about this...ReplyDelete
kool! only $2.8 million eh?ReplyDelete
I seriously have no words.ReplyDelete
You've topped yourself here. Killing me.ReplyDelete
I wanted to live like a gypsie in an Airstream, even with two kids. But my no fun husband put his foot down.ReplyDelete
I would absolutely live in a silo. All things considered it seems like a bargain price wise as well. Hopefully this post doesn't start tipping Silo RE towards a seller's market.ReplyDelete
If I was you I'd go all in though - buy the silo and then immediately secede from the US and start your own micro-nation. I'd start one too and immediately establish diplomatic relations with yours to make it more legit.
Also thinking this move could get me a staring role on "Doomsday Preppers" - ya know, this would help legitimize the secession (-:Delete
I love it and would most definitely get one if I decide to emigrate to the USA one day.ReplyDelete
I admit, there is a coolness factor to this. Though I want to hear and see Annie's intial reaction to this, that would be entertainingReplyDelete
Poor Annie...that is all.ReplyDelete
Annie said this move would have to happen with my next wife!Delete
dude... I am pretty serious about this. Triathlon Team Silo. TTS (Pronounced Titties).ReplyDelete
We buy one, that is our training center. Set up a solar power grid and wind turbines. Amongst about 8-10 of us, this thing is VERY affordable!!!
I now know what my ADD will be averted to at work today... and I thank you for this :)
I am in. I mean seriously who wouldn't want to do this. Think about it. It is underground so no shoveling, no raking, no pool cleaning, no real maintenance of any kind the thing is made of super reinforced concrete.ReplyDelete
And Denver is where I want to retire to so hellz yeah I'm in. Where do I send the check......
Oh my gosh, that is so funny! Maybe I should go check out the Denver one. Who knew that was even on the market? Screw Vitamin D! I think I'll get one too!ReplyDelete
Perhaps we could make it a triathlete time-share... think about it. The one in CO would be perfect for training. This is making the legendary blog post list. You now have two....ReplyDelete
Hey Jeff... are the missiles extra?ReplyDelete
It would be totally awesome to live underground. I mean, why not?ReplyDelete
We saw a show were this guy had a complete underground garage for all of his "toys". It had this huge elevator and was big enough for his 42+ foot camper to to drive under and turn around it.
He was single and I'm sure had a small penis.
But the place was sweet!
Definitely looks cool. But for some reason, the encapsulated underground living reminds me strangely of the Barbapapas.ReplyDelete
Nothing says "quaint" like a former Soviet missile silo. It is okay, Jeff, but what it is really missing is some kick-ass mood lighting.ReplyDelete
Well, I think it's pretty cool although I'm not sure I would want to live in there. You should do it, and I'll come visit you! :)ReplyDelete