There are home makeovers, and then there’s some seriously extreme makeovers.
Recently featured in the New York Times was the story of the Sleeper family whom moved from their Missouri ranch house having seen an offer on the internet auction site, eBay, for three acres including an empty sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri.
The first idea, as you would expect, was to build a home on the land. This changed, however, once it occurred to the family just how expansive the cave was.
With 15,000 feet of naturally insulated space, the former quarry was the perfect new residence for the family.
The family placed interior roofs or umbrellas over areas such as the kitchen that obviously require to remain sand-free. Apart from that, the interior pretty much remained the same.