Most bunkers and safe houses are drab and industrial, but not this one. Sleek and modern, this house seems to be a rich family’s dream home, but it’s actually a fortress. With walls that fold in on the entrances and windows, and with only one entryway — located on the second floor at the end of a drawbridge — this home is the perfect, stylish defensive holdout.
This $5 million concrete castle is enormous and set amid dense woods. Good enough to defend yourself from zombies, probably. But the best feature about this castle is a 200-foot wood and steel bridge that leads to a boathouse, providing the perfect emergency escape.
Castle Rogue’s Manor could fit several families and then some. There’s even a six-floor “Gate Keeper” cottage, among a great hall and other buildings. Two guard towers stand tall out of one of the buildings, providing a great vantage point for scouts or snipers looking for zombies.
A small band of survivors could live the rest of their days out here, but it’d be a bit crowded. The home even has wind turbines and solar panels to generate power. And should survivors need to escape, the home comes with its own helipad.
A near-perfectly symmetrical mansion on an island in a manmade lake, this modern fortress combines strategic defensiveness with opulence. All survivors would need to do to isolate themselves from zombies is destroy the one bridge that leads to land.
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A James Bond villain would likely be interested in this one. Owned and designed by the founder of a company called SAFE (Strategically Armed and Fortified Environments), this mansion-fortress has two panic rooms, a helipad and is set on a private hilltop.
While it looks like an assuming old house on the outside, this home features a luxury nuclear silo underneath it, protected by three-inch concrete and mesh doors. What’s more, there’s a paved airstrip in the front yard.
For those who want to skip the bunkers and shelters and get straight to rebuilding society, Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the perfect place. The seed vault, located in a remote region near the North Pole, houses more than a million different seed samples that one could use to get society booming again.
On the small, sloped island of Elliðaey sits a lone house that looks out onto the ocean. Iceland’s government was going to give the home to Bjork as a “thank you” for gaining Iceland international attention, but public outcry resulted in her refusing the gift. Still, it’d be a great place to weather out a zombie invasion.
This six-room house on a rock island is a perfect, bare bones defense against a zombie invasion. Nearby reefs mean that there’s plenty of fish if survivors run out of food.
This resort was once the go-to bunker for members of congress in the event of a national emergency. It houses 53 rooms, two months’ worth of food and a medical clinic, as well as radio and other communications equipment.
Two small islands in the middle of coral reef aren’t bad places to live out your years after a zombie invasion. What else could one want?