When Bruce Townsley heard that anyone who had enough money could buy a nuclear missile silo for themselves on a TV show in the mid 80’s, he just wanted to have his “20th century castle”. Bruce tracked down the real estate agent who was selling the property, Ed Peden, and bought it off for $900,000 in 1997 (30 years after the silo had been shut down).
From there, Bruce transformed an abandoned military site into one of the coolest places to live (and also the safest). Images below show the silo home.
The missile silo back when it was still operational
The solar panels on the surface are the only sign that someone lives in the isolated area
There is still much of the silo which has remain untouched, but Bruce hopes to renovate all of it someday
Once inside the living quarters, people might forget they are in an abandoned missile silo
The silo has all the comforts of home
The main entrance is through the 185 -foot hole that is blocked by two heavy doors, where the missile used to be
From the surface, you can’t tell the wondrous residence that lies beneath