When I was a kid I remember thinking the first man-made biospere was the coolest thing--and now there's one up for sale. That's what I call a vacation home. Feel like getting away to the beach for Christmas vacation? Just pack a bag and head on over the the east wing.
Texas billionaire Ed Bass, president of Decisions Investment, spent more than $200 million to build Biosphere 2 in the 1980s as a prototype for a space colony.

The closed ecological site 16 miles north of Tucson contained miniatures of Earth's rainforest, ocean, desert and other environmental features.