Tired of the risk of fire, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes? Then consider the option of a cave house.
This one is located in Chulo Canyon, Arizona and it is up for sale!
It looks teeny-tiny from the exterior, but the living space actually extends back into the cave some 3000 square feet.
I’m a bit claustrophobic and I hate dark rooms with no natural light so you probably couldn’t pay me to live in a house like this. I sure as heck would not pay to live here…
Especially at a price of $1,500,000!
Palm Springs, California is famous for its mid-century desert architecture. In fact, the area probably has the greatest collection of preserved mid-century specimens anywhere in the United States.
It was also a mecca for experimental architecture and design during the 1960′s.
Have a look at these 3 iconic Palm Springs originals…
1. The D’Angelo House, 1963
This tiny 857 square foot home has only 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom but is internationally known due to it being one of only a few homes in the world that rotate electronically.
Located on the outskirts of Palm Springs, this home is currently listed for sale at $279,000.
This unique hacienda is located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a treat of southwestern warmth and New Mexican charm. And it is currently for sale!
Named Emory Oak Farm, this property also includes an artist’s studio, wood-working shop, and a large equine facility on 15 acres of high desert land with mountain views. List price is $498,000.
The eco-friendly adobe main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom in 2,600 square feet. It sports hand-plastered walls, stained concrete floors and custom rough-sawn cabinets with river rock knobs.
A reader named Julia sent me an email about her adobe home that was recently listed on the market in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
This place is wide-open & gorgeous! I feel clean, cool and tidy just looking at it!
The hand-built adobe home was created by local builder Bob Pattison who has built several adobe homes in the Mesilla area. Julia says “this one is his most unique, though, because it’s so open–it’s like an adobe loft!”
The sellers need to move due to an out-of-state job transfer, so they have listed their house at $359,900. The 1995 home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in 2,099 square feet.
Julia says her house is ”like living in a sculpture.”
Check out this house in Arizona:
Did you see it? It is actually under the patio:
See? Yup, it’s under there.
Check it out from another angle:
This beautiful energy efficient, earth covered home is currently for sale in Fountain Hills, Arizona. It is listed for $270,000 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1788 square feet.
This dome home is mostly buried underground but it is incredibly light and bright inside, thanks to the innovative light-gathering window tower above the dome.