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Architecture: “The most luxurious cave in the world”

Better Batman’s caves.

The Beckham Creek Cave Lodge in Arkansas was built as an air-raid shelter, and it took a second life after the end of the Cold War. Now it can simultaneously accommodate up to eight guests, whose services, in addition to the standard set of amenities, own waterfall and helipad.

Day at this hotel will cost $ 1200 (about 81 thousand rubles), but the owner plans to sell the property for 2.75 million dollars.
Day at this hotel will cost $ 1200 (about 81 thousand rubles), but the owner plans to sell the property for 2.75 million dollars.

The military used the cave for their needs from the end of the 19th century, until 1983.

In the early 80’s it was bought out for 146 thousand dollars. The entrepreneur John Hay believed that he could use it as a hideout if the Cold War veterans go to active action.

He spent four years and about two million dollars, transforming the cave into a shelter and bomb shelter.

The interior was faced with concrete and re-finished with a stone.

In case of war, closing concrete blocks were provided for all entrances and windows.

After the end of the Cold War, Hay sold shelter.

Currently, it has comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, including modern conveniences of a typical house.

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