Cliff Haven: An Eco-friendly Hidden Home Built Inside A Utah Cliff

If 2016 has you ready to flee to the desert and hide in a bunker, may we present to you a rad place to hunker down: Cliff Haven. Located in Southeastern Utah, the three-bedroom, two-bath house sits on 12 acres and comes with all the modern amenities you’d expect-WiFi, a detached 2-car garage, and Amazon delivery, for example. But that’s where the similarities to urban life stop. Unlike your average tract home, the 2,100-square-foot, energy-efficient house was built inside a cliff. Similar in color to the stunning red rock formations in nearby Arches National Park, the cliff house lets nature take center stage. Even the master bedroom features the red rocks as backdrop.

The property is also self-sufficient. Solar panels power the entire house, while a private well provides fresh water and a 12,000-gallon cistern collects rainwater and runoff. There’s a backup diesel generator to ensure power as well. When the original homeowner built the property in 1986, they created a tunnel behind the house to help with water runoff and create a natural fresh air circulation system. Throw in a vineyard, vegetable garden, and a mature orchard-think apples, peaches, cherries, and more-and you’ve got the makings of a complete off-the-grid cave castle.

Cliff Haven: An eco friendly hidden home built inside a Utah cliff

Cliff Haven: An eco friendly hidden home built inside a Utah cliff

Cliff Haven: An eco friendly hidden home built inside a Utah cliff

Cliff Haven: An eco friendly hidden home built inside a Utah cliff

Cliff Haven: An eco friendly hidden home built inside a Utah cliff

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