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Eco Real Estate of the Week: The Cave House, Arizona

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street
More comfy than a hobbit hole! The Cave House offers luxury in an earthy setting. Image from TheCaveHouse.com

Ever dream of living in a cave? It may be unconventional, but it’s far from impossible. Cave homes have existed for thousands of years. They are one of the oldest forms of housing in the world, providing natural shelter from the elements. The Cave House in Bisbee, Arizona is a perfect example of this age-old eco real estate at work.

The Cave House is as eclectic as the surrounding town of Bisbee, which has gained a reputation as an artist and hippie haven. The Cave House is located on 27 beautiful acres of rocky land with hardy shrubs and natural springs–eco real estate with its own water supply. The property also has a guest house and other outbuildings.

It’s about 2,900 square feet, and 5,300 feet above sea level. Natural pools let the eco real estate owners take a dip anytime they please–all while enjoying the grand landscape of the Mule Mountains, canyon, and the local wildlife that inhabits the area. Stairs carved into the surrounding rock make it easy to navigate the natural rock patios and pools. There’s an outdoor jetted hot tub and two indoor natural rock-walled bathrooms. The floors are natural tile.

The Cave House is an eco real estate wonderland where bills for water, heating and cooling don’t exist. Cave houses employ natural green technology which insulates them from the weather without additional measures. In summer, the house is naturally cooler than the blistering Arizona heat. In winter, it’s warmer. Want a little extra warmth? No problem. A green technology pellet stove has you covered.

So what’s all this green technology and luxury going to run you? If $1.5 million sounds a little steep, consider the eco real estate also has two car ports, a workshop, shed, barbecue area, library and study.

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