The Chulo Canyon Cave House in Arizona

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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!

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It looks teeny-tiny from the exterior, but the living space actually extends back into the cave some 3000 square feet.

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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!

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image from: http://thecavehouse.com/

It is unique, it is funky, but I’m not sure how I feel about the low, bat-cave ceilings… the word oppressive comes to mind.

However, if a fully equipped kitchen is important to you, this one will not disappoint:

The kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Viking stove, a griddle with copper hood that pipes air to the sunroom and a Bosch dishwasher…not what one might expect to find in a cave.

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This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is located in the Mule Mountains of southeastern Arizona.

I’d imagine it would remain cool and comfortable inside during those blazing hot Arizona summer days.

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Now I hate to be a Negative Nelly, but this home conjures up a long day underground in a mineshaft, to me at least.

Although the front part does get enough sunlight to sustain some plant life…

image from: http://thecavehouse.com/
image from: http://thecavehouse.com/

I can’t help but wonder how they installed electrical lines? Or plumbing for that matter.

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In addition to the main house, the property also features a two-story guest house, a subterranean game room, an office building, a workshop, and a library building equipped with a safe room.

But the special bonus of this 37 acre property, are the natural spring-fed pools…

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The crystal clear ponds kind of make up for the dark gloomy house interior.

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image from: http://thecavehouse.com/

How about you? Would you live in a cave?

Would you pay over a million dollars for a house built into a cave?

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Sources:

http://thecavehouse.com/

http://inhabitat.com/the-chulo-canyon-house-is-built-right-into-a-cave-in-arizona/

http://galleries.forbes.com/gallery/Inside_A_$1.5_Million_Cave_House

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