Villa Vals: A home cut from a mountainside and fit for a super villain #Decor & Decorating#barns#Global homes#subterranean homes#weird houses Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jun 15 2011) Cat Rocketship 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 where Thor has come to Earth and fallen in love with Natalie Portman and you are sad that he did not fall in love with you before he joined The Avengers. Anyway. One enters Villa Vals through an old barn on a mountainside. After descending a staircase into the "basement" of said barn, one emerges into this cut-out bit of architectural wonderment. Related Post Wait until you see what's inside this missile silo. Hint: they have drum circle. 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... Read more Still following? It took me a few looks to get this all sorted, so I'm trying to lead you through in a less-confusing way. Some of it, honestly, is due to the simply incredible design of the home. And then, there you are. In a Dr. Doom sort of secret lair. This. This is the sort of home one should rule the world from. 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 A rainbow-themed baby shower from rainbow heaven land NEXT How can I respond politely to unsolicited conception and child-raising advice? Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] I DIE. I'm moving to Switzerland, end of conversation… Reply Looks like I'm moving to Switzerland! Reply Switzerland it is! I could totally embrace lagom. Reply While all you suckas are moving to Sweden, I'm going to go settle in to this house–in Switzerland. Mwahahahahaaaa! *twirls imaginary moustache* Reply I'd say I'll come with you, but Switzerland gets freaking cold in the winter. So I'll visit you in the summer, and do summery dastardly villain kinds of things. Reply I'll leave this, because it's funny. 😉 Reply This thing needs missiles. And lazers. And death-turtles. Reply Whoa. Just… whoa. Reply Sorry guys, I misspoke this morning and mixed up my Sw countries. Switzerland is correct. I edited previous comments. Reply That is pretty neat. I wonder what it's like to live in? There isn't much of a link to outdoors but I suppose it's too cold most of the time for that to be worthwhile. A very unusual structure! Reply That is so funny, I came across this building a couple weeks ago since my guy and I are going through a "hardcore survival" kick right now. Our apartment and cars are stocked with non-perishable water and rations, gas masks, first aid kits, the works, and we've been reading up on post-disaster living and dreaming about our future underground house. Reply Oooh, if you need a theme song for that, try "The Temptation of Adam" by Josh Ritter. It's about WWIII and how he falls in love with a girl he holes up with in a missile silo. Reply And this is why my mother country is AWESOME, yo! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.