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Living in a cave


One of the most popular people in the world was born in a cave - let's talk about Jesus! - and if you too have always dreamed of living in a cave, this modern house it might interest you. It is located in Festus, Missouri and is a cocktail of energy efficiency and "rustic life".

The house covers an area of ​​1,580 square meters located exactly atinterior of a cave in sandstone. The interior of the cave, or rather, of the house, it shows up with modern technologies which contrast nicely with the unfinished sandstone walls.

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The owners, Curt and Deborah Sleeper, have well thought of exploiting thegeothermal energy and a clever design for passively heat the house without the aid of air conditioning or stoves. Curt claimed that the cost for heat up her cave of nearly 1,600 square meters, it's the same one he paid out for heat up his old house of only 75 square meters.

A energy saving of considerable size due togeothermal system, to design and natural insulation: the sandstone walls act as a powerful thermal insulator maintaining a comfortable temperature all year round. The entire property includes three fresh water springs and 14 small waterfalls.

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In past years, the cave was used as skating ring, hall for meetings or concerts and has seen singers of the caliber of Tina Turner, Bob Seger and Ted Nugent. The space dedicated to the events has not been dismantled and is located in the back of the house. There passive house was sold in 2008 on ebay with an auction base (starting price) of $ 300,000, approximately € 231,000.

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