This House Seems Like It Is On Top Of A Mountain, But The Truth Is Incredibly Strange…

There are countless unusual homes in the world.  Situated in the Mojave Desert, just 45 minutes from Barstow is the Volcano House, and you guessed it …

It’s sitting on top of a volcanic cinder cone, a steep hill built from falling volcanic ash.

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The home was recently put on the market for $650,000.

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It once belonged to Huell Howser, host and producer of the public television program “California’s Gold.”

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For those unfamiliar with the show, Howser provided expertise on the quirky side of California.

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And just look at those 360 degree views … stunning.

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Before his death in 2013, Howser donated the property to Chapman University. In return, they digitized his show.

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However, the original designer and inhabitant was Vard Wallace, an inventor, who happened to patent the very first skateboard.

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The views are enhanced by a wrap-around deck and private lake, which sits at the base of the volcano.

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There’s also a guest house, just in case the two bedrooms on the main property aren’t enough.

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Living on the top of a volcanic cinder cone may not be for everyone, but it’s a stunning sight, especially at night.

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