This four-story, 22-room, 8,000-square-foot castle for sale for $900,000 in the Nevada desert is one wild home.
"In a lot of ways, it's a 'doomsday prepper' dream home...extremely self-sustaining, secure and — admittedly — quite odd," Jake Rasmuson, who is marketing the property, tells CNBC Make It.
"Basically this property is an enormous, privately owned fortress with 16-inch-thick concrete walls and self-sustained energy systems using solar and wind, and with a 4,000-gallon water storage/rain catchment system. It's located in the middle of the Nevada desert, and the owner has added two enormous, vintage pipe organs which resonate through the halls. Makes me think of Captain Nemo playing the organ in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Or Nero fiddling.
Still, I wonder how well it would all work after the North Korean EMP blast.
The Hard Luck Castle was constructed between 2000 and 2012 with engineering that is designed to last 400 to 500 years, according to the property listing. It's made of steel, concrete, cinder block and glass. More than seven tons of rebar and 24,000 bricks were used to build the castle, according a website about the structure.
One of two pipe organs. Imagine playing that during a wild desert thunderstorm!
This part actually looks quite nice.