Mathew Fulkerson and his spouse, Leigh Ann, within the nice room at their Subterra Airbnb, which opened for enterprise about six months in the past.
(Picture: Thad Allton / AP)
Eskridge, Kansas — A Chilly Warfare-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years in the past and was later transformed into an underground mansion is now discovering a brand new lease on life as an Airbnb location.
The Subterra Fortress Airbnb opened for enterprise about six months in the past. It’s positioned in rural Wabaunsee County, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Topeka.
Airbnbs are privately owned residences which might be provided on-line for short-term rental.
Matthew Fulkerson, 37, is the host for Subterra, and stated it was his concept to show the positioning into an Airbnb. Fulkerson is a neighbor of Subterra’s house owners, Ed and Dianna Peden, who’ve lived within the transformed missile base since 1994 and are on board with the Airbnb concept.
Greater than being a spot for individuals to remain when passing by means of Kansas, Fulkerson stated he has an even bigger imaginative and prescient for the positioning.
“I see it as turning into a vacation spot,” he stated, including that the bottom has already been featured in a number of media retailers.
Along with a main-floor bed room, Airbnb company at Subterra could have a full kitchen, non-public lavatory, laundry companies and a fire which provides a “good, cozy feeling within the fall and winter months,” Fulkerson stated.
He stated he and the Pedens “are contemplating utilizing each flats upstairs and down” ought to Airbnb visitors decide up, “particularly as a result of some individuals really need the expertise of sleeping underground.”
Fulkerson stated Subterra is the primary and at present the one Airbnb positioned in a transformed missile silo.
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