It's a Solar-Powered House Built Into a Desert Cliff, and It's Beautiful

For the doomsday prepper who has everything

By Evan Bleier

 
It's a Solar-Powered House Built Into a Desert Cliff, and It's Beautiful
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03 January 2017

Safe, secluded and scenic, Montezuma Canyon seems like an ideal spot to raise a family, spend your summers, or permanently relocate in the event that the world goes to pot.

And the most unique home in the world just might be in its county limits: Cliff Haven, an off-grid property covering 12 acres that includes a three-bedroom home built into a cliff, an orchard, garden and even its own vineyard, is going up for auction later this month.

Originally constructed 30 years ago, Cliff Haven includes a self-sufficient solar power system, two 2,000-gallon water collection tanks fed by a private well, a propane system and a backup generator.

Filled with historic Anasazi artifacts throughout, the property does have modern touches like a phone line and wifi access so its new owners can still call 911 and get Amazon deliveries.

“The owners are getting older and are ready to let someone else be stewards of the land and build on what they’ve already created here,” according to the listing. “They’re hoping to find someone who’s as passionate about the area and its history as they are.”

Knowing a thing or two about grapes won’t hurt either — since it's in Utah, you'll have to get creative when it comes to booze (a definite doomsday must-have).

Utah Cliff House // Auction 1.21.2017 from NARR8 MEDIA on Vimeo.

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