Originally built over 700 years ago, the cave homes near Mount Sahand in Iran were carved in the side of the volcanic rock mountains. Now a popular area for hotels and resorts, the cave rooms keep cool during the day thanks to the natural insulation and deflection of solar gain. The interiors are decked with traditional and historical textiles, rugs and pillows for modern comfort.
Modern cave dwellers can enjoy the benefits of natural insulation, low energy bills, beautiful landscapes and living in part of natural history! Curious folk can join the cave like, and rent a room in many of the cave dwelling hotels around the globe.
The Chulo Canyon Cave House is a retreat in the Mule Mountains outside of Bisbee, Arizona. Set on 37 acres of mountainous terrain, the 3,000 square foot home is accessible through a sun room, which leads to the underground dwelling. A high end kitchen, Morrocan dining area with chandelier, living room, yoga space and 3 bedrooms keep naturally cool thanks to the cave walls. Several natural pools, a guest house and vegetable garden also flank the property.
Once a concert venue, the owners of this home in Festus, Missouri first bought the cave property on Ebay. The massive 17,000 square foot home is divided into three chambers. The front portion houses the living areas and three bedrooms, the middle houses utilities, laundry, and a large party room and the back still has the historic stage where MC5, Ted Nugent and Tina Turner once played! Three freshwater springs and fourteen waterfalls are also located on the magical property.