Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cave Family

I saw this on Fox News and thought I'd share it... Amazing...

ST. LOUIS — In a twist to the U.S. housing crisis, a family that has been living in a home built inside a cave in suburban St. Louis has put it up for sale on eBay.

Bidding starts at $300,000.

Click here to see photos of the cave house.

Curt and Deborah Sleeper of Festus bought about 3 acres of property and a cave in Festus in 2004, after they spotted it on the Internet.

The couple built a three-bedroom home inside the one-time mining cave.

A large payment is due soon, and the Sleepers are trying to secure private financing. If they are able to, they may not sell. They're not accepting financial donations.

Their youngest child, Theodore Wesley, was born at their home over the weekend.

The pictures really are kind of cool - even though I wouldn't want to live in a cave...


  1. It brings new meaning to the phrase "living under a rock."


  2. Festus is near where I live. My company has a contract with the National Archives Administration moving all of their paper records to similar looking caves over in Illinois. I've been in them & took some amazing pictures. I'll have to email an album to you later tonight so you can see what I'm talking about. They are ENORMOUS and right around 71 degrees all year round!


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