Spacious nuclear-proof missile base as your new home

WASHINGTON, Sept 24, 2007 (AFP) – Looking for a new home with a bit more space as well as a 1950s Cold War ambiance?

A US intercontinental ballistic missile base, equipped with a vast underground network of tunnels and rooms but no atomic warheads, is for sale in a remote corner of the United States.

The warheads and missiles went when the US government abandoned the Titan bases in the 1970s.

Located near remote Moses Lake in the northwest state of Washington, the former Larsen military base includes 4,000 square meters (43,000 square feet) of “usable” space on 23 hectares (56 acres) of land, and the owner is only asking for 1.5 million dollars — which might buy a small home in Hollywood.

The seller, Bari Hotchkiss, sees the base as a “gorgeous” property and potential resort. He has put it up for sale on the eBay auction site.

“We used to use it as a summer camp, for our kids and their friends,” he told AFP.

“The only limit is imagination. We’ve always wanted to see it turn into summer camp or resort camp,” he said.

The Los Angeles investor bought the former base 10 years ago from o