Arizona Nuclear Bunker for Sale for Under $400K

Site previously housed Titan II missiles

If you've ever wanted to live or work in a converted nuclear missile complex, this might be your moment.
Realty Executives
By Tobias Carroll / November 17, 2019 12:45 pm

A 2017 article by Evan Osnos in The New Yorker explored the world of incredibly wealthy people looking to survive the end of the world as we know it — including buying homes on remote islands and fortified bunkers. This may be useful to those with millions of dollars to throw around, but what about people working with more modest means?

Writing at The Guardian, Amanda Holpuch may have discovered the answer. In the Arizona desert, a Cold War relic is now on the market: a nuclear missile bunker, with a listing prices of less than $400,000.

More specifically, it’s a bunker once designed to hold the TItan II missile, which was not small.

Holpuch reports that the bunker’s owner, a man named Rick Ellis, has had problems finding a buyer for the property. “[H]e said he has rejected serious offers from a buyer who wanted to turn it into a greenhouse for medical marijuana and another who planned to use it as a porn studio,” Holpuch writes.

Prospective buyers will need to overcome a few hurdles if they’d like to tour it. First and foremost, they’ll need to demonstrate that they can pay the cost for the bunker, currently set at $395,000. There’s also the matter of a waiver to be signed before traveling 40 feet down into the bunker. 

The bunker’s real estate listing emphasizes that it’s isolated, but not too isolated: “Quick easy access to Tucson and just 20 minutes for supplies.” Underground living and proximity to Sonoran hot dogs? That’s a very appealing combination.

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