Are you a doomsday prepper? If yes, this privately owned fortress is a dream place to stay while the world ends! This four-story, 22-room, an 8,000-square-foot castle for sale for $900,000 in the Nevada desert.
If you’re always preparing for the worst-case scenario, or even the day when everything ends, “Hard Luck Mine Castle” in Goldfield, Nevada is the safe place where you can hole up on doomsday.
The castle stands alone in the middle of the Nevada desert, 6,000 feet atop Gold Mountain 35 miles south of Goldfield, Nevada. The closest city is the ghost town turned “Old West” vacation spot 10 miles away. It was designed and constructed in between 2000 and 2012, and is made to last 400 to 500 years.
The castle is extremely self-sustaining- Power comes from batteries charged by solar and wind energy. There is a 4,000-gallon water storage tank. There is both a rainwater harvesting system. It also comes with a gold mine, that was closed during the second world war, but it still considered to have a high content of gold.
Inside, two 1920s pipe organs partially furnish the house along with other antiques. The house has two kitchens, three full bathrooms, a woodshop, wine cellar, theater and game room, glass solarium and planetarium, and a fountain room.
It’s made of steel, concrete, cinder block, and glass. More than seven tons of rebar and 24,000 bricks were used to build the castle. The front has a tall, white compass. Each of the presidents’ names is listed in descending order.
“Basically this property is an enormous, privately owned fortress with 16-inch-thick concrete walls and self-sustained energy systems using solar and wind, and with a 4,000-gallon water storage/rain catchment system. It’s located in the middle of the Nevada desert, and the owner has added two enormous, vintage pipe organs which resonate through the halls [when played], only adding to the oddity of it all,” Rasmuson says.
Randy Johnston bought the property in 1998 and has spent almost $3 million in converting it into this self-sustaining space. He has offered tours of the castle with a $10 donation per person “appreciated”.