Cave home (Festus/ Missouri)

This is the home of The Sleeper family who built their home in a cave that dates back to a 1930s sandstone mine underneath a forest.
The three-bedroom home is constructed from glass doors and used materials from a local store. Insulation sealant keeps the inside of the home at a cool 65 to 70 degrees year round.
The inside features vast open spaces with the living and dining areas on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the mezzanine above the kitchen. A spring that runs underground of the forest but above the home puts water into a pond filled with goldfish. To prevent sand from falling into their food, they've constructed a ceiling over the kitchen and put an umbrella over the living, eating, and sleeping areas.

via apartmenttherapy

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon live in the caves during the summer season to stay cool and then trek down to the canyon bottom in the winter to stay warm.
    Needless to say, their cave dwellings are bare bones............


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