Vivos is a network of timeshare doomsday shelters now selling slots in a 60-acre former military bunker 130 feet below Atchinson, Kansas.

Only RV-owners are allowed in the Atchinson shelter "and resort," paying $1,000 per RV-foot for membership, plus $1,500 a person for a year’s worth of food.

After that first year, you better hope Vivos’ advertised "hydroponic gardens" and "live farm animal area" can feed the anticipated population of 5,000.

You will be able to bask in the knowledge that after the end of the world you will be able to enjoy amenities including a wine bar, helipad, hair salon, and meditation areas.

Here’s what one of the shelters Vivos sells looks like.

The kitchen.

The living room.

The bathroom.

The bedroom.

Ideally, Vivos will open a global network of shelters.

Here’s what the site looks like from above ground.

Totally innocuous (that’s a gamma radiation sensor, just to be safe).

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Just park your home on wheels underground at your spot in the Vivos timeshare cave and enjoy a wine bar, hair salon, meditation area, and all the other amenities you’ll want when the rest of humanity has been obliterated.

When the apocalypse comes, it will be lonely in your bomb shelter. Or your neighbors will come knocking, and you’ll have to fight over the canned food. Basically, preparing for the end is a real hassle.

This, essentially, is the pitch of Vivos, a network of timeshare doomsday shelters now selling slots in its largest and most budget-conscious facility: A 60-acre former military bunker 130 feet below Atchinson, Kansas.

"It’s a turnkey four star underground hotel slash cruise ship," Vivos founder Robert Vicino told Fox Business News.

Which is true as long as when you hear "four star hotel" and "cruise ship" you picture an RV park in a cave.

Only RV-owners are allowed in the Atchinson shelter "and resort," paying $1,000 per RV-foot for membership, plus $1,500 a person for a year’s worth of food. (After that first year, you better hope Vivos’ advertised "hydroponic gardens" and "live farm animal area" can feed the anticipated population of 5,000.)

Once you’ve parked your RV underground and given Vicino thousands of dollars, your work is done, and you will be able to bask in the knowledge that after the end of the world you will be able to enjoy amenities including a wine bar, helipad, hair salon, meditation areas and "NBC (War Gas) filtration systems." So long as you can make it to Kansas in time.

Vicino has been chasing this doomsday dream since 1980, when he claims to have received a spiritual message that an "extinction event" was nigh, and he needed to build an underground shelter for 1,000 people. Since then, his mission has expanded to creating a network of shelters to protect a select few across the country, and potentially the world.

The recent movement of "preppers" and Mayan apocalypse believers have given the business a new impetus, which the Vivos website insists will outlast the 2012 Mayan apocalypse itself.

"While the Mayan date of December 21, 2012 was the impetus for completing Vivos, the envisioned catastrophic events can happen at any time, without notice, in 2013, 2019, 2029, 2036, or even 100 years from now. It’s not a question of if, but when!"

Lest you think 5,000 people is not enough to repopulate Earth, fear not. Taking the rhetoric of his "modern day ark" to its logical extreme, Vicino’s shelter will also include a Cryovault, promising to preserve eggs, semen, and animal DNA.

"Join us in the gene pool," is the tag line.

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  • Gunther Winkel

    While some may perhaps have found shelter for a year or two, I will be with the Lord God in His heaven for eternity. Where would you like to be?

  • johncoryat

    It appears there are no hookups for RV's. That would render most RV's unlivable. Think I'll pass on this "deal."