For some people, doomsday prepping isn't just a hobby, it's a complete lifestyle. There are people who spend much of their time preparing for and planning for the end of times. And now, you have a chance to own your own 'doomstead' right here in the state of Maine.

For starters, what exactly is doomsday? Well, according to Dictionary.Com,


  1. Theology. the day of the Last Judgment, at the end of the world.

  2. any day of judgment or sentence.

  1. given to or marked by forebodings or predictions of impending calamity; especially concerned with or predicting future universal destruction:the doomsday issue of all-out nuclear war.

  2. capable of causing widespread or total destruction:doomsday weapons.



Now that we know a little bit more about what Doomsday actually is, let's dive in to this one-of-a-kind property that was just listed for private sale in Maine. According to an article published by WGME 13, the Doomstead is a multi-acre compound located in the small Maine town of Sangerville.

The home, which is about 40 years old, was originally built by a retired Air Force captain and his wife, both have since died, however. The couple that now owns the home has listed it for private sale at an asking price of $359,000.

The home is a bunker-style build that sits four feet into the ground, has its own sustainable vegetable gardens, apple orchard and trout pond. The home is also used to raise sheep, bees and even a source for selling handmade oils and soaps. The second generation owners have also added a greenhouse and chicken coop, too.

The home, which sits on just under 5 acres, comes turn-key and ready for the next owners. It even comes complete with generators and farm equipment, too!

WGME reported about the sale in part,

For family reasons, the pair have to sell the homestead, and are looking for someone interested in food sovereignty and self-sufficient living to take over their operations. They have privately listed the property at $359,000 for the house and the land.

DeGoosh told WGME in part,

”You have to be accepting of, you know, power going out. You have to plow the drive to get to the road if you need to in the winter, but it provides a lot of food, a lot of bang for the buck. That can be very, very rewarding.”

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