Wait until you see what's inside this missile silo. Hint: they have drum circle. #Decor & Decorating#hippie#Midwest#missile silos#subterranean homes#weird houses September 21 2011 | Cat Rocketship The United States is dotted with decommissioned missile silos — as any good X-Files fan knows — and some of them have found a new life in the private sector. Ed and Diana Peden bought their very own missile silo outside Topeka, Kansas in the 1980s. At the time it was twenty years decommissioned and filled with water and sludge, but the couple couldn't pass up the 18,000 square feet spread out on 13 floors underground. After cleaning out the old girl (and finding that the 40+ ton silo garage door still worked after sitting in eight feet of water!) the couple moved into their newly-dubbed castle, Subterra. The missile-housing area now houses an RV and lawnmowers — and its adjacent mechanics bay houses the Peden's ultralight building facilities. Photos courtesy Wired.com. Travel down the tunnel to the left, and you'll reach the Peden's living room. Here you'll find out that not only do they live in a very unusual house — the Pedens are Grade-A hippies! Yay! Behold: their beautifully-becurtained drum circle room: The control room, which was once manned 24 hours a day by men ready to press the button, is now a spiritual haven filled with religious artifacts from around the world. Related Post Villa Vals: A home cut from a mountainside and fit for a super villain Villa Vals is a rentable property in Switzerland that doesn't seem like it should exist in this century. Maybe in an alternate year 2011, one... Read more Some of the original mechanics are still installed in the base, like this control panel: Having found a love for their completely odd home, Diana and Ed have branched out into running a real estate company geared towards selling silos across the country: 20th Century Castles. Check out what's for sale there. If you want more of the history of Subterra, Wired has a full article covering how the silo came to be, and its journey from relic of war to beloved homestead. You can also get the story straight from the horse's mouth on Subterra's web site. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Healthy homemade nut-free lunch options for school-age kids NEXT A punkishly good afternoon Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!! This is AMAZING! Reply This home was featured in an episode of Stephen Fry in America. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg7TmlG7JBU Reply All I can think of when I see this is how freaking well prepared they are for the zombie apocalypse. JEALOUS! Reply Exactly!! get some food stock piled and you could hide for months Reply Plus, I bet you could rig the top of the silo as some sort of sniper post and get some sweet hydroponics going on in the missile housing area. I totally think way too much about zombie survival plans. Reply No such thing as over-preparedness! Reply This home is featured on an awesome documentary called "Home Movie." Reply Oh, man … how I wish there were abandoned missile silos for sale here in South Africa! I have so many plans … Reply If we only had the money! I want one SOOOOOOOO BAD!!! Reply Holy crap! this is in my town and I had no idea it existed! Very cool. Reply This is like my crazy, repurposed space dream come true. Love it! Reply Holy wow! I'm smitten, though I'd definitely need to bring in some sort of natural lighting devices. Also, if anyone wants to hear a fabulous missile silo song, try Josh Ritter's "The Temptation of Adam." It's so beautiful. Josh is my pretend second husband/lovah. Reply I love the ones with totally legit-looking houses and properties above ground. There's something so I'M BATMAN about it. Reply 13 floors? I could never afford these, but they're just begging to be turned into co-ops. Reply My sister actually got the experience to participate in a New Years Eve party and drum circle at Subterra a few years back. It was utterly amazing from what she described! Reply What do they pay in terms of their electricity bill? Do they have pets? I'm wondering how viable this is (mostly cos I'd like to do the same!) thanks for the post! Reply Is this the missile silo that was involved in the big Pickard and Skinner LSD bust? Or are there multiple silos in Topeka? Pretty cool place they have. 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