Offbeat

By Jack Williams


If Batman were ever looking to downsize, this humble property would be the perfect fit for the Caped Crusader – as it comes with its very own CAVE.

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Located in rural Arizona, USA, the off-the-grid abode features a roughly 3,000-square-foot underground space — which is estimated to be more than three times the size of the house itself.

With the entrance to this cavernous space coming from above, anyone willing to climb down the 15-feet ladder into the darkness below would be greeted by the usual cave features – from stalactites hanging from the ceiling, to moist surroundings in the pitch black.

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As well as the huge underground space – which the listing agent joked is currently inhabited by a few salamanders, but could potentially house people – the property comes with six acres of sprawling countryside and stunning views.

The cave sits roughly 20 yards from a home that features two bedrooms, a bathroom, solar panels, propane and running water.

Atop of the entrance to the cave, the owner of the property has placed a roofed workshop, protecting it from the elements.

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The cost of the Seligman-based location, which is just off the famous Route 66 and around two hours from the Grand Canyon, is 199,900USD (140,000GBP).

Wendi Akins, the listing agent of High Country Realty, said: “As far as we know, the cave was never used.

“This owner bought the home after it was foreclosed on and he found the cave after he purchased the property.

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“This property is off-grid, on water-haul and a little far out on dirt roads, so it would take someone who likes to live out this far.

“The home also has to be purchased for cash, as banks in this area will not loan on homes that are off-grid and on dirt roads.

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“The cave is the icing on this cake, as the home and the views are spectacular in themselves.”