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An Old Grain Silo Becomes a Unique Home

One couple decided to turn a grain silo into their new home.

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When searching for the perfect home, architect Christoph Kaiser decided to think outside the box. He purchased an old grain silo from the 1950s, transported it on the back of a truck to his home in Phoenix, Arizona, and outfitted it with all modern comforts to create a grain silo home that is not only stylish, but has a very small carbon footprint to boot.

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The 340-square-foot home has custom-made doors and windows to reflect the curved design. Everything in the structure, from the couches and cabinets to the spiral staircase was created to complement the silo’s circular form, so not an inch of space is wasted. The bottom floor serves as the living area, while a spiral staircase leads to the small loft bedroom above, under a skylight.

Aside from being an incredibly economical choice for a young couple, it is also eco-friendly (what else were you thinking of for a silo?), sturdy, and about the same size as an East Village studio apartment in NYC– only without the rats, roaches, or decaying ‘hardwood’ floors.

Say what you will about non-traditional homes, but this grain silo home is not only incredibly unique, but pretty nice to look at, too.

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grain silo home

grain silo home

grain silo home

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