as seen on craigslist : bomb shelter for rent

When I moved to Seattle three years ago, I thought I would only be at my current place for one year. The biggest complaints I have are that my apartment is small for the three of us and the last bus out to Alki in the evenings is 12:30 – which requires cabs when shows last longer than midnight. That said, it is beautiful at the beach regardless of the weather or time of year. Also, everytime I think about leaving West Seattle, I discover yet another awesome addition to the neighborhood. It would be fair to say that I’m conflicted about moving, especially since my Craigslist RSS is constantly feeding me apartments that are either in places I definitely don’t want to live (Kent, where?) or way too expensive for my budget ($1850, what?).

Thus, yesterday, while I was attempting to narrow my search criteria, I stumbled upon a strange option in the housing listings: A bomb shelter whose owner is “trying to find a use for it.”

bomb shelter
(This image was ripped straight from the ad.)

Of course, I immediately forwarded it on to our authors’ list, who all concurred that it was creepy in a “it puts the lotion on the skin” kind of way. I agree it would be awesome in some future horror film, but does anyone have any ideas for the room that doesn’t involve serial killing?

2 Comments so far

  1. Beth (sea_beth2) on March 29th, 2008 @ 11:34 am

    Honestly, there’s no way that room could be used for anything *but* serial killing. Just sayin’

    I mean, really, who would want to practice their instruments/meditate/write/whatever down there? Weird.

  2. gargamello on April 7th, 2008 @ 4:57 pm

    The owner should lose the "bomb shelter" moniker and advertise it as an amazingly accurate recreation of Gollum’s deep dark cavern from The Hobbit. He would have LOTR fans queuing up to put down a deposit, no matter how "precious".

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