Vivos (underground shelter)

Vivos , also known as The Vivos Group , is a California-based company founded by Robert Vicino that is proposing to build hardened underground shelters designed with future disasters and life-extinction disasters. [1] One 10,000-square-foot (0.093 ha) shelter, has been completed in Indiana, and others are proposed. As of April 2012 , Vicino said the company had approximately 25,000 subscribers, of whom 1,000 had purchased shares. [2]

Rentals

Indiana shelter

The first completed shelter is located in Indiana ; [3] it can house 80 people for up to a year. [4]

Vivos Europa One

Vivos Plans to convert a surplus Cold War Soviet-built underground complex of 250,000 square feet (2.3 ha) Located in Rothenstein , Germany, into a luxury shelter to house up to 6,000 people, a small zoo, storage for cultural treasures, and a gene bank for breeding plants and animals after possible extinction event. [5] [6] [7] Fire safety regulations are expected to present a problem for the project. [7]

Canceled Atchison, Kansas shelter

In 2013, Vivos acquired a large portion of the Atchison Storage Facility , a 2,700,000-square-foot (25 ha) limestone mine forming in Atchison, Kansas , formally owned by the US Army , and announced plans to convert it into “the world’s largest private underground survivor shelter”, housing 5,000 people. [4] [8] In June 2014, Vivos canceled the Kansas project. [9] [10]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Underground Shelter Network Vivos for Surviving in Style” . Coolest Gadgets . June 29, 2010 . Retrieved June 30, 2010 .
  2. Jump up^ Hoffmann, Maren (April 11, 2012). ” ‘ Können Sie die Sonne sehen? Dann sind Sie verwundbar ‘ ” . Manager Magazin (in German) . Retrieved October 4, 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ “Strategically Located in Central Indiana” . Vivos . Retrieved September 10, 2012 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b “Vivos Survival Shelter and Resort has massive doomsday shelter made from old Army facility” . CBS news. Associated Press . June 20, 2013 . Retrieved October 4, 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ Dobson, Jim (June 12, 2015). “Billionaire Bunkers: Exclusive Look Inside The World’s Largest Planned Doomsday Escape” . ForbesLife . Retrieved September 28, 2015 .
  6. Jump up^ Anderson, Brad (September 7, 2015). “Billionaire Reveals Ultra-Luxury Bunkers in Germany” . GTSpirit.com . Retrieved September 28, 2015 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:b Lachmann, Anne (July 2, 2015). “Amerikaner will Luxus-Bunker in Thüringen bauen” . Die Welt (in German) . Retrieved October 4, 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ Tecklenburg, Zach. “Underground doomsday shelter to open near Atchison, Kansas” . KSHB . Retrieved 27 August 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ “Vivos Kansas” . Vivos . Retrieved September 28, 2015 .
  10. Jump up^ Rosenfeld, Everett (July 3, 2014). “Apocalypse later: Largest bunker scrapped” . CNBC . Retrieved October 4, 2015 .