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Billionaires prepping for Armageddon with $1.5million 'Earthship' bunkers to survive the end of days

Mirror Mirror 27/11/2016 By Kate Nelson

© Provided by Mirror Billionaires are buying up “indestructible” alien boltholes to seek sanctuary in during alien Armageddon or more-likely nuclear war and disaster.

The US company creating the $1.5million “Earthship” eco-structures says humans “must evolve” and insists they “will soon be a necessity” for our species “to survive on this planet.”

The bizarre U-shaped hideaways, which can reportedly survive in any climate, can be deployed to any part of the world and are self-sufficient enough to survive in isolation – during a killer virus outbreak or a radiation catastrophe.

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“We have had people ask us to build them Earthship communities with underground chambers from weapons and ammunition,” explained architect Michael Reynolds.

The top-of-the-range Phoenix Earthship has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can be decked out in decor of your choice.

If you're on a tighter budget, some cost as little as $100,000 – but you will have to pay expenses to fly the construction team to the UK.

The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan – the worst since Chernobyl – proves their necessity, Mr Reynolds says, with humans rightly “worried about the deadly future that lies before all people”.

Three nuclear meltdown explosions caused by a tsunami after an earthquake led to the release of radioactive material - the effects of which are being felt to this day.

The Earthships' thick walls are built from car tyres packed full of mud and small stones which form a “earth brick”.

“The resulting bearing walls it forms is virtually indestructible,” Mr Reynolds explained.

The homes are made almost entirely from recycled materials including glass and wood and are “off-grid” - power comes from solar panels and wind turbines nearby and they are earthquake-proof.

Sustainable construction company, Earthship Biotecture, based in New Mexico, has spent more than 40 years developing building techniques for the durable dens.

But Mr Reynolds insists modern dilemmas such as shrinking natural resources, nuclear disasters and population explosions mean the survival bunkers are more-needed than ever.

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He wants them rolled out across the globe and would rather see swathes of futuristic co-operatives helping each other instead of holing themselves up with caches of guns and ammunition.

He said: “Even if you have the stomach to kill starving people who are coming after your tomatoes, there are not enough walls and weapons to protect you and your tomatoes from all the world around you.

“If all those around you could have what you have, why would they want to invade you?”.

The main barrier to building Earthship communities – apart from the price-tag - comes from governments and “legislative institutions,” who don't want humans to become self-reliant, he said.

“There is a fight going on to provide people with more freedom to take care of themselves in ways that respect and understand the ways of the planet. This fight is with lawmakers and government institutions.

"These same institutions allow a nuclear age that threatens the very ability of the entire planet to support human life,” Mr Reynolds wrote on the company website.

There are growing fears of nuclear conflicts across the world.

Japan and South Korea are on high alert of an attack from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Meanwhile Russia expanded its weaponry by successfully testing rockets that fire from nuclear trains.

The Kremlin is tesing NATO's patience after deploying missiles close to the Polish border.

Putin-endorsed Donald Trump will be handed a briefcase in January – known as the “biscuit” - containing codes giving him authority to launch any – or all - of America's 2,000 strategic nuclear rockets.

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