After years of development and market feedback, Vivos has developed the solution that everyone wants: a ‘DIY’ shelter with all of the critical components delivered in just one box. Our patent pending Quantum “shelter in a box” is the strongest and most resilient structure for anything of its class (much stronger than the cheap, poor quality, flimsy pipe, fiberglass, or block wall shelters). In fact, the cylindrical shape of this Quantum, combined with its hemispherical end caps and minimum 1 foot of reinforced concrete, creates a blast shelter near military specifications. After all, what good is a survival shelter if it won’t save you and your family from the anticipated forces of a major catastrophe?

With an overall dimension of approximately 30’ long by 9’ in diameter the interior provides comfortable space for a family of four, with storage areas for up to one year of supplies. If your group is larger, or you need more area for storage, hydroponics, an engine room, a water tank, or even a gym, each Quantum can be linked to another Quantum, or even set up as a spoke and hub complex.  The modular system may be expanded to accommodate virtually any size group or family.

You now have a very affordable, fully fortified, secure, private shelter ready to assemble and install on your own property in just a few days to weeks. The cost of Quantum is as low as it gets, for a shelter that is a Quantum leap beyond all others on the market. In fact, unlike the corrugated sewage pipes and fiberglass cocoons that are hardly much more than a “storm or tornado shelter”, Quantum may be the only private shelter built to withstand the multitude of epic threats it may face.

By comparison, the typical shipping costs for an oversized, wide load of a pre-manufactured shelter shipped to your property, may cost as much as our price for the Quantum Shelter in a Box.  A Quantum Shelter in a Box ships on a crated pallet for about 40 cents per mile, e.g. 1,000 miles door to door would cost just $400. Clearly, it is expensive to ship “air” in a premanufactured shelter, versus the compact bundle of equipment and materials provided in a DIY Quantum Shelter in a Box. 

Here is what you will get with the Quantum Shelter in a Box:

  • Vivos high-pressure bladder that provides the inner form for the reinforced concrete shell, as well as a durable waterproofing membrane and smooth, white colored, finished lining of the interior walls.  This bladder bonds permanently with concrete shell for a permanent finish and seal.
  • Vivos steel vertical entry shaft and concrete forms to enhance its strength.
  • Vivos stealthy, waterproof and bulletproof outside surface blast/security hatch.
  • Vivos second inside blast and security hatch.
  • Vivos inlet and outlet air vents and weather caps.
  • Vivos inflation pump used in the forming process.
  • All required built-in fittings for hookups to your well water, septic, power and fuel tank.
  • A complete specification and materials list for items you can purchase locally.
  • Vivos step-by-step video and written assembly instructions.

Here is how it will be shipped and delivered:

  • Estimated shipping costs are just 40 cents per mile. Compare that to what it the typical shipping charge for of a “pre-built” steel or fiberglass shelter requiring oversized load permits in each state you travel across, escort vehicles, a crane to off load and many other expensive hidden surprises!
  • Shipment of all components packed within 48” square palletized crate(s).
  • Extremely low cost LTL shipping and delivery, without the need of large trucks, road permits, or heavy offloading equipment. We can provide lift gate offloading.
  • Discrete delivery so your neighbors will never know you are receiving a large shelter, unlike a tractor trailer hauling a massive shelter down the street, this Quantum may be delivered by any LTL common carrier, even FedEx or UPS freight.
  • The all-in-one package is so clever that even the shipping crate is later utilized in the assembly of the shelter.

To keep your cost as low as possible, we have

designed this shelter to be completed with

construction materials, equipment, fixtures

and furniture purchased locally or online.

Contact us for a complete list of all

specifications, options and estimated costs.

Here is what you will provide:

  • Basic construction skills are required with 2 or 3 people.
  • Excavate the hole where you want to install the shelter.
  • Set rebar reinforcement rods and mesh to create the foundation.
  • Pour the concrete slab.
  • Place and inflate the Quantum bladder on top of the concrete slab.
  • Set rebar reinforcement rods and mesh around the entire bladder in our designated configuration.
  • Connect your water line from a well, sewage line to either a septic system or downhill runoff, electrical and fuel lines from your generator and fuel tank.
  • Connect the air vent pipes and caps.
  • Use our proprietary technique to hold the bladder in position and maintain its overall shape during the forming process.
  • Pour concrete into the void between the bladder and the trench walls.  (Temporary outside forms may be required in certain soils.)
  • Release the air pressure used in the forming process.
  • Set the vertical entry tunnel in place and complete the concrete forming to the surface.
  • Backfill and compact the soil above and around the hardened concrete box shell.
  • Set the blast/security hatch and pour a small concrete pad to secure it in place.
  • Install the inner security hatch when the interior furnishing and outfitting is completed.

That’s it! You now have one of the strongest private shelter structures on earth, ready for your interior improvements.  To keep the cost down, using our plans and templates, your team will cut and place the floor boards, install your selected floor finishing (vinyl, hardwood or carpet); run the simple sub-floor plumbing, electrical and lighting systems; install the cabinets and counter top, install the toilet and shower (all with off the shelf “Home Depot” components); and, finally select, purchase and install all of the interior furnishings. 

The list of benefits for your own secret Quantum shelter are numerous, including: having your shelter located on your own property; completed on your schedule at an extremely low cost by any other shelter comparison; where you decide when to seal the blast hatch, and whom to share your shelter space with.  No worries about the rules, social mix of personalities, pandemic carriers, how much stock and provisions to provide, and the amount of fuel, medicine and weapons to store.  You will be in control and the captain of your own shelter-ship! 

Make it luxurious like an underground yacht, or Spartan and military-like with just the basics. It’s your choice and outfitted to suit your taste and budget. Most importantly, you will have a state-of-the-art shelter, that will survive virtually anything and everything that either nature or mankind can throw at it.

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