If you have enough masonry skills to get you through patching up concrete defects in your foundation and you’re able to solve that water leakage problem in the basement…here is a real estate deal for you!
If you have a fear of heights and couldn’t see yourself living in a converted lighthouse…..imagine the opposite! A decidedly overbuilt underground structure that will withstand the test of time, not to mention tornadoes, earthquakes, bomb attacks….and maybe even deter nosy neighbours. The all-American missile silo, built in locations all across America during the Cold War, has become another unusual alternative for creative DIYs to transform a utilitarian facility into a one of a kind, spectacular showpiece. (Alert: some renovation skills required!)
The missile silo was designed to house a complement of military personnel, so all the amenities are already in place. You just have to renovate that mess hall into a kitchen and that lavatory into a bathroom. Often included are: generator systems, working or at least restorable, that will supply uninterrupted power; electric lifts to get you up and down if you are too tired to take the stairs; escape hatches….for when the in-laws won’t leave; bomb-proof doors for protection from noise pollution in the home theatre and; bragging rights to the best wine cellar ever.
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No properties are for sale in Canada, but here in Ottawa we at least have the Diefenbunker for the public to view. Here is a listing of some of the American domiciles:
missile silos homes for sale