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There’s No Other House Like This Cave House in Bisbee, Arizona

Cheyenne Reed

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The United States is home to plenty of unique structures, but few compare to this one of a kind house in Arizona. In Bisbee, Arizona, eighty miles from Tucson, you’ll find the Chulo Canyon Cave House, or simply the Cave House, as locals prefer to call it.

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The Cave House Gets Great Weather Year-Round

This home is nestled into the side of a granite boulder – its very own cave that was artificially created by mining engineers and plenty of ammonium nitrate. Even though it may be man-made, this cave home boasts all of the perks of living in a naturally occurring cave. Since the home extends over 2,000 square feet into the outcropping, it’s temperature never dips any lower than sixty-six degrees Fahrenheit. And it never rises above seventy-two. Despite the fact that you’re in the heart of the Arizona desert, you should find it relatively easy to keep cool!

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So How Big Is This Cave House Anyway?

This impressive home is situated on thirty-seven acres of land and covers 2,890 square feet of space. Of course, that doesn’t include the space taken up by other buildings like the 890 square foot guest house, a separate library, workshop space, home office, and carport. You’ll find an eight-person dining room, sunken living room, and even a cool sleeping loft with a spiral staircase. The inside offers a natural, earthy feel, with textured walls and rock ceilings. You might be wondering if the feeling of being tucked away underground might ever begin to bother you. Luckily, if that turns out to be the case, an all-glass sunroom is on hand as a great place to not only relax and take in some Arizona sunshine but also to observe the surrounding wildlife.

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Check Out the Spaciousness and Great Amenities!

Despite it’s cave-like aesthetic, the house is in no way primitive. You’ll find more than one full bathroom, a commercial-grade kitchen decorated in stainless steel and mosaic tiles, walk-in closets, and a cool in-wall water seep where you can collect natural spring water. You’ll definitely want to explore the game room beneath the guest house as well as the secret safe room connected to the library. The game room is complete with bed, air conditioner, antique vault, and climate-controlled gun safe. If you do feel like getting out of the house, luckily the fun doesn’t end there. There’s plenty to explore on the surrounding property as well.

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The grounds of the cave house are covered with pools. And these pools are even more unique than you’re probably envisioning. Within walking distance, you’ll find a number of naturally occurring pools, fed by a nearby freshwater creek, that varies in size and number throughout the year. The farther you’re willing to walk towards the top of the mountain, the more choices you will have! You might be surprised when you stumble across a well-hidden hot tub that the owners had installed, too.

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This incredible home was up for sale in 2012. Its price dropped from $3 million at first, to a steal at only $1.5 million. The owners stress how peaceful and relaxing the home is. It would make an awesome yoga retreat or healing spa. Regardless, they know it will go to a non-traditional home buyer.

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What do you think? Could you imagine living in this one of a kind home only found in Arizona? Tell us in the comments below!

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