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Rent your very own Titan Missile Base

February 18, 2008 at 11:19 am by thetheorist

Missile Base
Photo from Bari Hotchkiss.

I’ve always wanted to live in a non-traditional domicile, like a church, old school, barn or something of the sort. If only I lived in Washington, I could rent part of a Titan Missile Base. Discovery News pointed out a classified ad listing on eBay to rent out part of the former Larson Air Force Base for as little as $495. The owner, Bari Hotchkiss, has been using the place for years as a summer retreat for his family. It’s like summer camp, but with nuclear missile silos. Ya know, as a kid, all we had was boat and a borrowed trailer in Trenton, Neb. For a kid, this place has so much potential:

The base is home to more than 47,000 square feet of underground rooms and tunnels. The largest rooms, which once housed the Titan missiles, rise more than 155 feet.

Can you imagine the kind of trouble kids could get into with that much space and creepy underground tunnels? Awesome. And I thought building grappling hooks and hunting prairie dogs was fun as a kid. Gimme this place!

Missile Base
Photo from eBay listing.

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