The Cunningham Domes – Patagonia, AZ
Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Sq. ft: 1,667
Claim to Fame: Built by the inventor of the drawstring clamp and the Gerry Kiddie Carrier.
About: This subterranean home situated on over 40 acres of high desert was built by inventor Gerry Cunningham, who designed the free-form concrete domes like upside-down ferro-cement boat hulls.
The buried domes are apocalypse-ready, as the residence is completely off-grid, using solar power for electricity and wind to pump the abundant fresh well water. Food is kept cool in a small pantry burrowed further into the hillside. As a nod to aesthetics, colored glass in the dome, shines color across the walls and floor on sunny days.