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
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, our price
is lower than the estimated shipping costs of
about $6,000, for an oversized-wide load of a
typical flimsy pre-manufactured shelter shipped
just 1,000 miles. 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
- Vivos steel vertical entry shaft and
concrete forms to enhance its strength.
- Vivos stealthy,
waterproof and bulletproof outside surface
- Vivos second inside blast and
- Vivos inlet and outlet air vents and
- Vivos inflation pump used in the
- All required built-in fittings
for hookups to your well water, septic, power and fuel
- A complete
specification and materials list for items
you can purchase locally.
- Vivos step-by-step video and written
Here is how it will be shipped and
Estimated shipping costs are just 40 cents
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.
all-in-one package is so clever that even
the shipping crate is later utilized in the
assembly of the
To keep your cost as low as
possible, we have
designed this shelter to be
and furniture purchased
locally or online.
Contact us for a complete list of
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.
rebar reinforcement rods and mesh to create the
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Release the air pressure used
in the forming process.
- Set the vertical entry tunnel
in place and complete the concrete forming to
- 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
- 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
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.