Gallery: Arizona’s Rusted Steel Desert Nomad House is Surrounded by Tow...

 
At 1/2 an inch thick, the glass also keeps the home well-insulated

The living, kitchen and dining cube is 780 square feet, the bedroom is 440 square feet, and the office is 200 square feet; each unit faces in a different direction and boasts floor to ceiling 1/2 inch thick glass windows that keep the home insulated while also establishing a keen intimacy with nature.

More art than architecture, the Desert Nomad House is a minimalist structure furnished with simple materials. The flooring is made of maple wood (as it was built more than 6 years ago, we’re not certain whether it was sustainably sourced) and the interior panels of maple veneer. A gas stove rounds out the home’s energy efficiency, and a sunken fire pit outside gives it a final rustic touch. There’s just one caveat: last year this extraordinary piece of real estate was listed for $975,000 – almost triple what it originally cost to build!

+ Desert Nomad House

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