Construction Start: $300 Million Lux Disaster-Ready Community

November 14, 2016

Sustainable living is taking a new meaning at the Trident Lakes condo community, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. Vintuary Holdings, a Dallas-based investor group, has started construction on a 400-unit condo community in Ector, Texas, with the usual and expected high-end amenities like spas, shops, and 18-hole golf course.

But wait, there's more. The village will be wrapped by a 12-foot wall and have private security manning watchtowers. The bunker community condos will have 90 percent of their living space underground with off-the-grid water, energy, and air supplies predicted to last one year if disaster strikes.

James O'Connor, Vintuary CEO, said: "I'm trying to change the perception to a long-term sustainable community, with the concept of a 200-year community. We're not looking at just putting all our residents underground; we're looking to put together a beautiful place to live that's also secure."

Vintuary says costs for the Texas condos will be in the mid-six figures. And, if Texas isn't where you'd like to put down roots, the group has purchased land in Ohio for a similar community.

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