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February 20, 2009

THREE BEDROOMS & A STAGE IN A CAVE


Boing Boing - $300,000 is the starting bid on this eBay listing for a three-bedroom home built in a 15,000 sq ft cave in Festus, MO, formerly a roller-rink/concert venue that entertained the MC5, Ike and Tina Turner and Ted Nugent. . . It's got three freshwater springs and there are fourteen waterfalls on the property. . .

On May 19th, 2008, the City of Festus approved our occupancy inspection for the cave. . . The front chamber houses the main part of the 3-bedroom finished house. The middle chamber holds the laundry room, storage, and a spare bath. The middle chamber made a great party room. 80 feet by 80 feet.

The back chamber still has the stage where Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, Ike and Tina Turner, the MC5 and many other bands performed. . .

Energy efficiency: Geothermal and passive solar keep the home comfortable year-round without a furnace or air conditioning. In spite of the vast size of the home, our energy costs here run about the same as they did in our 800 square-foot starter home. The home naturally stays a little cooler than the average above-ground home, but we found that we acclimated quickly and easily.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Jancy said...

Wow!! excellent photo man!! How did you get an idea to built there?!!its really cool.I dont wish to bit but I wish to have a stay there :-)

February 22, 2009 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Jancy said...

Wow!! excellent photo man!! How did you get an idea to built there?!!its really cool.I dont wish to bit but I wish to have a stay there :-)

February 22, 2009 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you like mildew.

February 22, 2009 11:18 AM  
Anonymous coffee said...

wow, you really can buy anything on Ebay

February 27, 2009 12:42 AM  

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