The sandy landscape of Joshua Tree feels like the perfect backdrop for Bonita Domes – a sci-fi-style compound on the market for $2.1m.
The California property looks like the love child of Star Wars and The Flintstones and was built using long sandbags of earth excavated from the site. Its structure is based on a design by the late architect Nader Khalili, who pioneered this form of earthbag construction called SuperAdobe.
Bonita Domes span 1,339-sq-ft across several roughly circular pods. The largest dome includes two bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen and a pair of bathrooms, but the compound also includes a studio living space, two more bedrooms and a ‘communal bath dome’.
The interiors are cave-like in appearance, with low ceilings, white walls, and apertures that look as if they’ve been carved out of rock. Outside lies a swimming pool and meditation temple.
If you want to ‘try before you buy’, Bonita Domes is also available to rent via Airbnb, priced at $488 per night.
Coldwell Banker holds the sales listing for the desert home.