Banish the idea of an underground bunker being a cement jail cell. The rich are leaving to their underground bunkers in droves, from South Dakota to Kansas to Germany, to ultra-comfortable, ultra-chic underground bunkers that are exploding in popularity.

One specialist says that proprietors of the bunkers have helicopters on the standby just in case they need to make an urgent exit, and waiting for them are below-ground swimming pools, tennis courts and gourmet food rations.

If you’re not super-rich, one millenial is capitalizing on selling the middle class bunkers that start as low as $36,000. The entrepreneur says that this time during the coronavirus has caused sales to the middle class to spike, which is helpful after his slump post-2012 when the apocalypse did not happen as Mayans predicted.

“All my customers know something bad could happen,” he said. “The dominoes are falling. We could be a month away from a meltdown. What’s everyone going to do when they run out of food and money? It could get ugly. By that time, it’s too late to call me.”

Other worriers are buying off-the-grid homes in remote places such as Kentucky and Arkansas, with up to 50 acres of land for just over $100,000.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.