With the end of the Mayan calendar just a little more than a year away, The Huffington Post is reporting that interest in doomsday shelters is on the rise. Those who fear the end of the world will occur on December 21, 2012 are also helping bring attention to the Monolithic Dome’s features that make it virtually indestructible.
Monolithic Domes, which can be buried underground, not only protect from natural disasters, but man-made ones, such as explosions and nuclear accidents. Many also like the total privacy that earth sheltered homes can provide.
Even if the world does not end next year, an underground Monolithic Dome could provide ongoing advantages including protection against the extremes of Mother Nature, including high winds, hailstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes;. Because they are less susceptible to fire, Monolithic Domes typically have lower insurance premiums. They also require less maintenance. For many, the natural soundproofing and conservative use of land that these homes offer are added advantages.
The Huffington Post quotes David B. South, president of Monolithic, as saying that he is not out to strike fear into the hearts of customers. “If we live long enough, we learn that we don’t know what will happen tomorrow,” he said, adding that it doesn’t hurt to have a plan.
South told the online newspaper that before starting any new construction, would-be Monolithic Dome owners should think about what they want from the home. “Do you want it to protect you? Well, who or what do you want protection from? What do you expect it to do?” he asked rhetorically. “If you’re worried most about nuclear fallout, you’ll have to bury it five feet underground. On the other hand, if you fear tornadoes, put it on top of your property because those really only happen once every 40 years.”
And, of course, the article concludes, the end of the world only happens once. Click here for a video tour of one doomsday shelter.