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'Cave home' up for sale in Missouri

'Cave Home' Goes Up for Sale in Missouri

FESTUS, MO (KPLR) – A former roller rink turned cave home is up for sale in Festus, Missouri, and buyers are lining up to bid on the home.


The cave home located at the 200 block of Cave Drive in Festus was built by William Sleeper with his own hands 10 years ago, but because of failing health and life changes he's decided to sell.

The three-story cave home is 17,000 square feet. It boasts four bedrooms, two baths, an aquaponics space and three chambers. It has a year-round temperature of 70 degrees, which will cut down energy bills -- though that temperature may not be for everyone.

Though it is an unusual home, Sleeper is looking to get good price for the home before he and his family move onto another adventure.

At last check the highest bid was $225,000. Adam's Auction's in Belleville is handling the sale of the home. Owners say bidders can bid online or call in to make the buy. The auction is expected to stay active through the end of the week.

Would you ever buy a home like this? Tell us in the comments!

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kenbushway July 04 2014 at 11:41 AM

People who come on this article and mention something political when it has NOTHING to do with the topic are ignorant annoying little human beings. Get a life.

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Dave July 04 2014 at 7:53 AM

With Obama's leadership, or lack of leadership, a lot of us will be living in caves.

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ebennington@yourproductspecialist.com July 04 2014 at 6:29 AM

this is awesome i would live there for sure!not a second thought

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malinda.smith1 ebennington@yourproductspecialist.com July 04 2014 at 8:29 PM

What they don't tell you is that the cave homes have critters, like those white crickets and lizards and occasional bats that get in. I wouldn't want to wake up with a lizard or a bat looking at me.

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roseyoungstewart ebennington@yourproductspecialist.com July 04 2014 at 10:07 PM

put your bid in

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gnobie01 July 04 2014 at 6:56 AM

WILMA!!!!...I'M HOME!!!..YAP YAP YAP YAP...DINO NOOOOOOOO!

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Charlene gnobie01 July 04 2014 at 4:35 PM

If you are going to quote Fred Flintstoee, do it right. It's Ya Ba Da Ba Dooo.

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Dan Craig Charlene July 04 2014 at 5:16 PM

He's right too.

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Mike July 04 2014 at 6:01 AM

I thought most people in Missouri lived in caves anyway.

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justusnak.debbie July 04 2014 at 7:53 AM

I would ABSOLUTELY live there. 70 degrees year around!?? Heck yeah! Aquaponics already set up... only ONE way in...and I am sure very secure. Yes.... I would live there if not for the price.

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ejsmith949 July 04 2014 at 9:38 AM

This type of home is probably the most economical ever built and the constant temperature is one of the things that makes it appealing.

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Hi, Cat Lady! ejsmith949 July 04 2014 at 12:54 PM

Unless it's on a fault line perhaps.....

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jshe44281 July 04 2014 at 7:53 AM

Given King Barak's failed foregin policy. It's a good buy at any price

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rini1946 July 04 2014 at 7:31 AM

got to be good saving on heating and cooling great idea

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jmason7708 rini1946 July 04 2014 at 4:54 PM

and spend a fortune on dehumitfing ever been in a cave ?

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reakemble jmason7708 July 04 2014 at 6:51 PM

Can't be any worse ham the outside humidity. Of course, I live in CO. If the humidity gets above 50%, we start complaining..lol

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toolmanoo7 July 04 2014 at 11:15 AM

Now when someone asks
What do you live in a cave?
You can say. "Yes I do.".

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roseyoungstewart toolmanoo7 July 04 2014 at 10:14 PM

you mean to type where do you live not what do you live. hehehehehe its ok we understand..long day hot, humid... too many people celebrating...

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