USA Today first reported about the booming business of building doomsday shelters in 2010, noting that because of the high cost of construction the new model is to buy part ownership in a larger facility designed to house up to two thousand people. Now it seems a new line of deluxe apocalypse condos for sale in Concordia, Kansas have sold out at over $1 million per unit.
We’ve been saying for two years that these type of shared survival shelters are a horrible idea because of the massive amount of trust in strangers these partial-ownership facilities require.
When upwards of one hundred people have the ability to access your shelter, what’s to stop an owner from bringing his entire extended family along even though he’s only purchased one spot? What’s to stop dozens of owners doing likewise, thereby instantly shrinking your food supply from a year to just a couple weeks?
Even more disturbing is that the builders of the Kansas facility are located in Melbourne, Florida, more than 1,500 miles from the actual shelter. That’s a long way to call for assistance when you arrive at the end of the world and the solar panels and plumbing don’t work as promised. Not to mention the thousands of desperate survivors who will come knocking because the Melbourne team has happily advertised the shelter’s exact location far and wide.
In short, do yourself a favor and stay as far away from these death traps as possible.