An amazing “dome house” in California is on the market for $2.1 million
Amazing ‘bath house’ in California goes on the market for $2.1 million: The architect is a spiritual healer who equipped the yellow space house with a meditation temple, a cocktail bar and a swimming pool
- The house was completed in 2014 after seven years of construction
- Known as Bonita Domes, the 1,339-square-foot home has five bedrooms
- The house was designed using a the method was developed by NASA an architect
A stunning home nestled in the middle of the Joshua Tree Desert and designed using principles designed for living on the moon has just hit the market for $2.1 million.
The California the house known as Bonita Domes bears more resemblance to rocks that dotted the fabled desert than the kinds of multi-million dollar homes typical of California.
Completed in 2014, the house was built over seven years by spiritual healer Lisa Starr, based on the concepts of Iranian-American architect Nader Khalili, who was commissioned NASA design domed structures for heavenly living.
The 1,339-square-foot home has five bedrooms and a cocktail bar, as well as a bathhouse, pool and meditation temple.
The house is also available for rent on Airbnb for $780 a night.
Known as Bonita Domes, the 1,339-square-foot home has five bedrooms
The house was completed in 2014 after seven years of construction
The amazing home is just a five minute walk from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.
It was built using a construction method called SuperAdobe, which Khalili helped pioneer as a sustainable and long-lasting method of low-cost construction.
The process consists of building a framework of twisted wire, around and inside which sandbags filled with moistened earth are placed and filled.
“All of the structures were built using minimal resources, materials and materials that are readily available, and 85% of the materials used to build the structures came from excavated earth right here on site,” Starr wrote on her website. “Long continuous sandbags were filled with coffee cans at a time.”
The home is listed by Coldwell Banker Realty. Listing agent James Bianco explained how Halili helped develop the method and also referenced the practice of using domes to support built structures destined for space.
“He was commissioned by NASA in the mid-1980s to develop a design for lunar and space housing, so the result was a shelter using the most stable of all architectural elements – an arch or a dome – and he also found local materials to insulate and protect,” said Bianca, according to Business Insider.
One of the five bedrooms at Bonita Domes in California
One of the living room domes in a unique home in Joshua Tree
The kitchen inside the Bonita Domes home. There is also a dining area
A bathtub built into the wall of one of the bathrooms of a whimsical house
The entrance to Bonita Domes, located in Joshua Tree, California
Inside the house, the windows are small so as not to miss the punishment of the desert sun during the day.
Shelves and bathtubs are built into the walls of the rooms.
Each bedroom has a full bathroom and shower.
The home has two “social domes” as well as a full kitchen and dining room.
The house can be reached by rough desert roads.
According to Business Insider, Bonita Domes is currently the third most expensive home listed in the Joshua Tree area.
The 181 homes listed in the area currently range in price from $119,999 to $18 million, with a media asking price of $440,000.
The property comes complete with a swimming pool as part of the exterior landscaping
A recreation space where residents can find outdoor shade under the desert sun
A meditation temple can be seen on the grounds of the amazing house
The Bonita Domes house caught fire on Joshua Tree night