Biggest Underground House
In case you're wondering what the biggest underground house in
the world is, then I'll give you the answer. The biggest underground
house is an abandoned missile silo. Yes, I'm sure there are cavern
and cave homes that come close, but several decommissioned nuclear
missile silos provide very comfortable living quarters for several
Don and Charlene Zwonitzer in Nebraska have converted one of
the Atlas missile silos into the biggest underground home at 15,000
square feet. Remember years ago, watching those old black and
white movies of grain silos and the Grain Planes falling away
and nuclear missiles rocketing away to Russia or China to begin
World War III?
Well, the Zwonitzer's have what is left of this and instead have
converted for pennies on the dollar this underground bunker into
a fine home. Ed Peden of Kansas has an 18,000 square foot underground
house that also used to be an Atlas missile base. But, Ed only
uses about one-third or 6,000 sq. ft. of this decommissioned base
for living areas so I'm putting him at number two on the list.
The third biggest underground house in the world is going to
be a judgment call on my part. Bruce Townsley in Texas also converted
an old, nuclear missile launch site into one of the biggest underground
houses in the world.
The square footage is unknown, but what is known is that the
home has a 75-ton door on motorized rollers that separates him,
at will, from the outside world. This could be the biggest underground
house in the world, but without the square footage I'll have to
put it into third place.
When the U. S. was engaged with both Russia and China in the
nuclear arms race, people were building fallout shelters right
and left. These weren't very big structures however. Now that
at three superpowers are disarming their nuclear weapons, people
are taking advantage of these huge, well-built underground spaces
and turning them into secure, private housing.