ST. LOUIS | In a twist to the housing crisis, a family that has been living in a home built inside a cave in suburban St. Louis has put it up for sale on eBay.
Bidding starts at $300,000.
Curt and Deborah Sleeper of Festus bought about 3 acres of property and a cave in Festus in 2004, after they spotted it on the Internet site.
The Sleeper family built a three-bedroom home inside the one-time mining cave. A large balloon payment is coming due, and the Sleepers are trying to secure private financing. If they are able to, they may not sell.
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They’re not accepting financial donations.
Their youngest child, Theodore Wesley, was just born at their home over the weekend, so while Sleeper agreed to a phone interview, he wasn’t able to show The Associated Press around the property Monday.
Check out the eBay listing here.