Jul 01 2009
The Sleepers Â— Curtis, Deborah and their children, Kian, Perry and baby Theodore Wesley Â— live in a cave, a 17,000-square-foot gouge in the earth left by a 1930s sandstone mine. ItÂ’s Tom Sawyer country here in Festus, Mo., just a few miles from the Mississippi River, and the Sleepers showed their adventurous side by making their home 45 feet under a forest (and a neighborÂ’s home).
Curtis Sleeper said they chose to build in the cave because of the serenity and privacy he and his wife felt on the first day they visited the site. The front of the three-bedroom home is constructed from glass doors and used materials bought from a local store. Insulation sealant keeps the interiors 65 to 70 degrees year-round, Curtis said.
Anyone else find it odd that their last name is Sleeper?Â By the way this house is amazing.
Photos after the jump
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