Home in a Cave: Crazy or Genius?

Home in a Cave: Crazy or Genius?

How many of you thought about living in a secluded area, with no annoying neighbors and neighborhoods, a refugee of tranquility and peace? In this post we would like to show you how this idea can be brought to life. This amazing cave home belongs to Curt and Deborah Sleeper and is located in Festus, St. Louis. The family bought the place a few years ago and managed to turn the cave into a welcoming home.The house has three levels and no less than 37 sliding glass doors to serve as windows. This reduces the need for artificial lighting to the maximum. Before moving in, quality air tests were made and three dehumidifiers were installed.

You probably did not see coming, but the unusual home is all-equipped: electric light, current water and a sewer system- all was taken care of by the owners. Asked if there were any bats or bugs in the cave, Curt Sleeper answered: “Nothing a cat or two won’t handle”. The owner also stated that after this experience, he “would never live in a box again”. Sadly enough, the family is confronted with financial problems and they may not afford the house in the future. How unfair.-via Inhabitat


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  • Onlinehandyman March 25, 2010 at 21:15 PMLogin to Reply →

    A little to over the top for me, but hey, that is just my opinion! I guess nowhere was it ever written that a house has to have four sides and be shaped like a box.

    I am also thinking about it from a logistics point of view. Plumbing and electric have to be run along the walls as opposed to inside – doesn’t sound so attractive.

  • Mike March 25, 2010 at 21:40 PMLogin to Reply →

    True, Onlinehandyman, but that can easily be covered with a bit of cosmetic work and it would be far easier to fix should something happen. Sounds like a great idea to me (nice sound proofing, minus the echo effect that probably occurs lol). The only thing I see that might be a drawback is possible condensation due to the air vs. stone temperature, which can create mildew.

  • nikcaka March 26, 2010 at 09:32 AMLogin to Reply →

    the interior shuld be more sofistticated, more chrome. and the colour is alll rong.

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  • haar March 29, 2010 at 17:48 PMLogin to Reply →

    cool bro love the concept, don’t know if i would like to live in it but i think more work cand be done to enhance the interior, it s too dull no direct relation form and funcion and elements to existing natural habitat in color and form/style. but all in all i respect the idea.

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  • trish December 2, 2010 at 18:54 PMLogin to Reply →

    This view of it is probably in it’s beginning stages. I saw this same one on a site for “greenliving” type newsletter. I hope links are allowed. http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/cave-homes-461109
    Anyway this same cave home is shown and it shows more features and updates of this cave home.

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