Inside the world's most luxurious doomsday bunkers (pictures)
Grab a snifter of fine brandy, relax in your magnificently appointed underground doomsday lounge and watch the world burn.
Welcome to your post-apocalyptic life!
If you're poor, we have bad news for you. When the apocalypse comes, you probably won't make it.
As for the rich? Well, you'll be able to ride out the end of the world in comfort and style -- if you plan ahead.
A handful of companies have converted old Cold War facilities into massive underground doomsday condos. Rich, luxurious and opulent, these living quarters have all the conveniences of modern life, without any of the deadly radiation turning us surface dwellers into human glowsticks.
Interested in surviving the end of days? Here's how you can expect to live out the rest of your post-apocalyptic life. You know, so long as your pre-apocalypse bank account supports it.
First up: Meet The Oppidum, the self-described "largest billionaire bunker in the world."
Located in a confidential, secluded location somewhere in the Czech Republic, the Oppidum was a former Cold War military bunker (circa 1984) that's since been repurposed as luxury condos for survivalists burdened with doomsday paranoia and too much disposable income.
The entire facility takes up roughly 323,000 square feet of countryside.
Once the nuclear bombs start flying, you'll want to be safely barricaded underground. But if the world is simply on the brink of total annihilation, The Oppidum has an above-ground residential area to maximize your standard of living.
You can use the facility's secret corridor to enter and seal yourself inside the underground bunker in less than 60 seconds.
Shown here is the layout of The Oppidum's first underground level. Note that the facility reserves ample room for recreation, including a screening room, kids' playroom, gym and simulated outdoor spaces.
Just because the world is ending doesn't mean your giant multinational corporation needs to. The Oppidum boasts this "interior bunker office and meeting room" will allow you to continue holding board meetings, even as every single customer you have ever had is being vaporized by a 100 million-degree Fahrenheit fireball.
Once the blast door is shut, the facility's NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) air filtration system will kick in to make sure that air inside is safe to breathe. Water, meanwhile, will be drawn from an incredibly deep well shielded from the terrors of the surface.
Shown here is arguably the most important part of the Vivos Indiana shelter: the blast door. It's what keeps you safe from the radiation, chemicals, zombies and other threats sweeping the globe outside.