Life Underground? Fall in Lava With This Incredible Private Cave in Hawaii

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The islands of Hawaii are knownfor hula, palm trees, and volcanoes. From most spotson the string of islands, residents can see volcanoes toweringabovethe tropical landscape. There is a downside to island paradise:proximity to active volcanoes putsyour property in perilof being swallowed up by encroaching lava.

Butliving close to the remnants of a dormant volcanooffers an opportunityunlike any we’ve ever seen.

This one-of-a-kind home in Mountain View, HI, listed for $399,000, comes complete with a private cave on the property. And it’s ripe for exploration.

The fascinating formation located on this landis a lava tube, which forms when hot, flowing lava creeps under already hardened lava. Once the lava flows out, a crevice is created, which eventually cools into a cave. As the centuries passed, this cave cooled into one of the hottest places for private spelunking.

The cave in daytime.
The cave in daytime

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The cave.
The cave

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This underground network of cavesunderneaththis lot stretches for miles and comes complete with an installed lighting system for routine exploration.

About 500 feet in, you’ll find a small gazebo chapel perfect for an adventurous bride and groom. Back above ground, the six-acre lot offersample space to build a dream home from which to run your cave-based wedding business.

Another view of the cave.
Another view of the cave.

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Right now, the lot comes with three buildings, including a two-bedroom home. The second building has a toilet and sink on one end, a shower and bath on the other end and a bedroom in the center. Building three has a charming barn-style feel, with a kitchen, living room and bedroom downstairs, and more bunking room upstairs. Airbnb, anyone?

In true near-the-equator fashion, the six-acre property offers an abundance of fruits and vegetables, includingbananas, coconut, lilikoi, lychee, and jackfruit. The property also features an organic farm, where you can find a potting shed, tool shed, and a paddock for some farm animals.

The home.
The home

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It’s a cool opportunity for life below the Earth’s crust.For just a shade under $400K, you can have the best of both worlds: a breathtaking view of the Hawaiian islands’ natural beauty on top, and the natural beauty of a private cave.

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