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You Have to See This Crazy Solar Home in the Texas Desert

High up in the Big Bend, but a good 90 minutes from Big Bend National Park, stands a home that feels like it’s own National Park. Roughly 80 minutes from the charms of Marfa, with civilization 4.5 miles away in Ruidosa, stands a shimmering sight that might seem like a mirage from a distance. But once you realize it’s real, the more unreal it seems. The Buddha that greets you only adds to the mystery.

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Surrounded by seemingly nothing but nature, without a power line in sight, stands a solar powered home that would make the sun smile if it could.

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It’s sleek, chic, and futuristic, but not cold or clinical like many modern structures. It’s an artists’ retreat and a hikers’ paradise, and it’s loaded with every pampering amenity you could think of. But even if it didn’t spot lofty bedrooms, relaxing bathrooms and a full cook’s kitchen, most guests wouldn’t even care. It’s the views that matter, and all 360 degrees of this solar stunner are eye-opening.

Here’s what the home looks like from the outside, looking north. Not too shabby.

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The east view ain’t so bad, either.

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Here’s the home if you’re looking at it from the west. Again, another winner.

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And what’s that to the south of the house? Why, just a knockout view of the Rio Grande river.

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Most vacationers end up ditching their Big Bend National Park plans and just hanging out in the solar powered marvel. Who could blame them when your living room looks like this…

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And who wouldn’t want to unwind with a bottle of wine amidst splendor such as this.

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If you’re not already drooling at this dreamy diamond in the rough, which is also 20 miles from the hypnotically soothing Chinati Hot Springs, just take a peek at what the sunrise looks like through your bedroom window. And then make your reservation.

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You Have to See This Crazy Solar Home in the Texas Desert