Vivos: World’s Largest Private Bunker Community

This California Company Offers Group Survival and Much More

Are you looking for a doomsday bunker that doesn’t require any extreme survivalism training? Welcome to Vivos, the survival community of the future. Vivos is offering a unique solution for those who want to survive after the SHTF but don’t feel confident about their chances of making it on their own. That’s why over 50,000 people have applied for a space in this sought-after shelter.

Would being a part of an upscale survival community be the right choice for you? This article contains the information you’ll need to make an informed decision before taking the next step.

About Vivos

The Vivos Group was founded by Robert Vicino, whose network of secret underground bunkers are geared toward the wealthy “everyman” who is seeking shelter after a theoretical apocalyptic event, but isn’t the type who has a bunker and extensive prepping experience. Perhaps they even have no prepping experience at all.

If this describes you, at Rob Raskin’s Millionaire Survivalist we strongly recommend you seek out survival training immediately. However, if this isn’t a possibility with your current schedule, joining a community may be your next best alternative.

The Vicino shelter sits under the earth’s surface just outside of Los Angeles, in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. Vicono intends for his shelters to be “life assurance for a dangerous world.”

Though it’s not possible to assure anyone’s life after TEOTWAWKI—especially not anyone who hasn’t had any training—Vicino claims these shelters can withstand a variety of natural catastrophe and man-made castrophe conditions. These include everything from volcano and nuclear blasts to flooding, earthquakes, extreme winds, chemical and biological attacks, biological attacks, and even armed assaults.

Who is applying to live in the Vivos community? Although tens of thousands have shown interest, what the community is looking for is a mix of skills that will benefit everyone. Doctors, electricians, educators, mechanics, and more are strongly encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Find in the Vivos Community

Wondering what you’ll find in Vivos? A better question is what won’t you find? Robert Vicino and his team have thought of every last detail when it comes to what a large group of people will need to survive and thrive in a hidden bunker for a long period of time.

Within Vivos there are:

  • A school
  • A gym
  • A volcanic ash remover
  • A game room
  • A shooting range
  • Radios
  • A pet park
  • Generators
  • Fuel
  • Water
  • Medical and dental suites and supplies
  • Air filters
  • A decontamination room
  • Communal dining and living areas
  • Communal kitchen for half-suites
  • Private kitchens for private full suites
  • Full bathrooms with bidets
  • A system that repels birds
  • A swimming pool

The shelter has been decorated in a way that is meant to calm the people who live within, from the art to the paint colors. On top of this, the facility will contain a year’s supply worth of food for each and every resident. If you run low, it’s no problem, because Vivos also has facilities to grow more food underground.

Vivos’s Failed Terravivos Resort

If all of this sounds too good to be true, it’s because it very well may be. In 2014, the company scrapped plans to create a luxury bunker and resort that could hold 5,000 people.

This project was a response to the predicted “Mayan apocalypse” of 2012, which, obviously, failed to materialize. The shelter would have offered over 2,000-square-feet of living space, with premium amenities that went far beyond anything the California. Vivos community has to offer, including an indoor skate park and golf course.

After investing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” on engineering, the project was abandoned due to its location within an abandoned limestone mine, which was eventually deemed to be unsafe. The project struggled to attract investors and in the end never was able to build the kind of momentum something of that scale would require in order to get off the ground—or, in this case, under it.

Of the failed endeavor, Vicino appears to have chalked the failure up to a simple, “Some ideas work out, and some don’t.” The developer is now putting his energy into new luxury survival communities, including one in Indiana.

The proof that Vivos intends for its current community to survive in the long-term and not just the immediate fallout of a catastrophic event lies in its DNA vault. This company is serious about helping the people who reside in their shelters to live comfortably while they continue the species. Sounds like a worthwhile goal to us.

Whether or not it will work out the way Vivos has planned in a real-life disaster situation remains to be seen.

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Would You Buy This GA Luxury Bunker?

How much is your survival worth? In this Georgia bunker, $92 per square foot.

Can you put a price tag on survival? The seller of one luxury bunker in Tifton, Georgia did: $17.5M This bunker went on the market in 2105, and though it was listed at $17.5M, the next year the price was dropped to $16M. According to, the property is currently off the market.  Just because it failed to find a buyer the first time, however, doesn’t mean it’s not the right bunker for you.

At the time of listing, this property, which is known as “The Facility,” was the only privately-owned luxury bunker in the United States. Incredibly, it has been certified to withstand the force of a 20,000-ton nuclear blast, with a spring system that was designed to help absorb the impact.

The shelter sits approximately 10 miles from the I-75 interstate, 45 feet underground, on an ultra-private 20-acre parcel in Tifton, which has a population of 16,568 and a median income of just $31,114. Despite its small population, Tifton has been named as one of Georgia’s most dangerous cities.

Once you consider what a city that is dangerous now might be like after the collapse of civilization, it’s easy to see why this property failed to find a buyer despite the price drop and the enviable amenities. However, after TEOTWAWKI, the areas that are less populated will become less dangerous than larger cities that are filled with desperate people who weren’t prepared. The danger level of this city could change drastically in a postapocalyptic world.

History of the Tifton Bunker

The facility was originally constructed in 1969, during the Cold War era. During this time, tension between the United States and Russia was high. In October of 1969, the US was so leery of a Russian nuclear attack that they conducted an operation that involved sending B-52 bombers that were nuclear-armed to the Soviet border. They wanted to instill a level of fear in the Soviets that would ensure they would be too afraid of American retaliation that they wouldn’t make the first strike.

Despite the paranoia of the times, The Facility has never actually been occupied by survivalists, as other bunkers here in the US sometimes are. Instead, it was originally used as a commercial training facility for communications. The building is not able to be penetrated by electromagnetic interference thanks to three-foot-thick walls that are made from 4,000-6,000 PSI hardened concrete, which made it ideal for that purpose.

This bunker was constructed under a cloud of secrecy. Those who worked on the project did not break their confidentiality agreements. This was just one of many commercial training facilities that were used by AT&T and the Bell System. There are others across the country, including others in Georgia. In the 1960s, all of these facilities were fortified against nuclear attacks.

The Facility was renovated to meet government standards during a $2.5M 2012 upgrade. Today, it is rated to accommodate 20 people for a year. If it’s estimated you’ll only need to be in the bunker for a shorter time period, the bunker can accommodate 40 people. Think nuclear blast vs. short-term social unrest.

At the time of the sale, Harry Normal REALTORS’s public relation manager Jeanne Shannon told The Blaze, “The type of buyer would (be) someone who is of substantial wealth and (likes) privacy, or (is) with the government.” If this describes you, for the right offer, who knows? They might just put The Facility back on the market.

Features You’ll Find in The Facility

Speaking of enviable amenities, there are amenities in this bunker that you’d expect to find in a modern luxury property. These include…

  • Four high-end apartments
  • Five staff bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms
  • A theater that seats 15 and doubles as a classroom
  • Environmental monitoring sensors
  • Private kitchens
  • A heavy-lift elevator
  • A first-aid room
  • A gym
  • A recreation area
  • A workshop
  • Conference rooms
  • Security internet with two DSL broadband lines
  • An HVAC system
  • A decon shower system

Believe it or not, that is only what The Facility has to offer underground. Above ground there is so much more. This includes a 2,000-square-foot commercial space, a 1,000-square-foot caretaker’s home, a 100-yard firearms range, a three-phase power plant and backup solar power system, aquifer access, and a four-car garage.

Whether you should buy an existing luxury bunker or have a luxury bunker custom built is a personal decision with many factors involved. Even if you decide you don’t want to ride TEOTWAWKI out in the South, you can still take inspiration from the features in the Tifton shelter when you’re deciding what your next move will be.

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