If you’ve ever driven through the countryside, you’ve probably passed by some grain silos. On farms, these massive, cylinder-shaped structures are used to store grains, seeds, and other food supplies until the farmers sell them. When the silos are no longer in use, they are often left vacant before being taken down and used for scrap metal. As a result, in the spirit of recycling and waste reduction, people have begun to repurpose existing grain silos. While the metal, like shipping containers, might be melted down and utilized for another purpose, it’s nice to find new uses for them. The steel used to construct these containers is quite robust and durable, and buying a used or even a new grain silo is relatively inexpensive, and it turns out that there are numerous ways to recycle them as well. You can use them to construct a home, an office, or a rental unit on your land. If you live in the country, the silo will fit in perfectly. Of course, tiny house ideas for silos make them look much nicer and more like a real home than a plain silo.
This silo house was built by an equestrian and is located near Lake City, Florida. The house, as well as the land it resides on, is for sale for under $200,000 US on Tiny House Listings. As a result, the buyers will receive not just a charming tiny house, but also a ranch that includes everything needed to run a horse ranch. On 25 acres of property, there are 7,000 feet of horse fence, five horse paddocks, and 30 feet of riding trail. The cottage was fully custom built in 2016 and is brand new. It’s completely furnished and equipped with all of the amenities of a home. The kitchen and bathroom are on the main floor of the house, which has two stories. On the main floor, there’s a full kitchen with recycled pallet wood cupboards and four-inch thick concrete worktops. Around the room, there are wooden and galvanized steel accents, as well as wood for the ceilings. A flushing toilet, a shower, and a sink vanity with storage for towels and other goods are all included in the bathroom. The shower tile is entirely river stones, bringing a touch of nature into the room. On the first level, there’s also a woodburning fireplace that heats the entire tiny house, which is fantastic.
A ladder leads up to the second level, where there is a sofa that fits wonderfully in the area and a few chairs with curved shapes that suit perfectly in the space. It creates a comfortable seating area that is ideal for entertaining and unwinding. The wrap-around deck, accessible through another door, provides plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors. They’ve put in some lovely table and chair sets, and a grill would be great up there as well. Due to shading from the deck above, there is also a patio area on the main floor that would be a fantastic shaded location to enjoy if it was too hot outside. The most difficult aspect of designing these silo homes is figuring out how to make the home’s shape function. Building a roundhouse could be difficult for anyone who is used to working with square and rectangle shapes in construction. But with this tiny silo house, it was certainly accomplished.
This Silo Tiny House is listed at Tiny House Listings.