Become a Troglodyte; Cave House For Sale
Sitting on 37 acres just outside Bisbee, Arizona, a retirement community about 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Tucson, the Chulo Canyon Cave House is currently on the market for the tidy sum of $1.5 million USD.
Built Quaried in 1985 by mining granite boulders, this subterranean abode features all the amenities of a conventional home and more, including a glass-walled sunroom, a commercial-grade kitchen, an-eight person dining room, a sunken living room, two full bathrooms, a sleep loft, a hot tub and an exercise/yoga room.
If over 185 square meters (2000 square feet) of subterranean living space is not enough, the property includes an 83 square meter (890 square foot) guest house, complete with its own underground game room, and other stand alone buildings that house a library, a workshop, an office, and a carport.
Some of the benefits of living in a cave include the wall water seep that is collected from a natural spring and the consistent temperature of between 19 and 22 degrees Celsius (66 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit). Additionally there are several natural pools a short hike away which are fed by a freshwater creek for most of the year.
On the market for a number of years at nearly $3 million USD, the price was lowered last year to improve the chances of this unique home finding new tenants.
Photos via Bisbee Realty
Inside A $1.5 Million Cave House [Yahoo! Real Estate via reader Chris]