Gruene Homestead Silo

by Kent Griswold on April 25th, 2009. 27 Comments
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I really like silos converted into homes and here is a really cool one that has been converted into a place of lodging. It is essentially a one bedroom loft apartment built into a 1940′s grain silo. I could see myself living in this and I would enjoy it very much.

Frequent guests of Gruene may recognize the structure itself as the “Gruene Silo Inn” that was owned by friends of the Miles family. Gruene Homestead Inn purchased and moved the silo in 2007 and have since remodeled both the interior and exterior in our own inimitable style.
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This unit has a very upscale feel and is quite a unique lodging experience.

The silo has a queen bed, full sofa-bed, stand up shower, two sinks, wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, private porch and can be rented for $175/$210. You can visit the Gruene Homestead Inn’s website and learn more about their unique lodging.

Photo Credit: Gruene Homestead Inn

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April 25th, 2009and filed in Tiny House Concept
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27 Comments

27 Responses to “Gruene Homestead Silo”

  1. Daniel says:

    I really like all that tile work throughout the place. Looks quite cozy.

    ~Dan

  2. Benjamin says:

    Seems like it could use more windows.

  3. jeff says:

    that’s awesome.
    Although I’m always concerned with the possibility of legacy toxicity (fertilizers, pesticides, weed killers) when it comes to farm-type conversions.
    I guess they moved it and cleaned though.

  4. Kent says:

    Thanks Switcher, I’d seen the first one and thought it a little big to show here, but the second one fits in. I wish they had a few more pictures, I’ll see if I can get in touch with them…Kent

  5. Daniel says:

    I do like the use of space in the kitchen for the large one. Puts the oven and some additional cabinets under the stairs.

    ~Dan

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  8. bambangpe says:

    Amazing and inspiring home…..

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  10. egmosh says:

    I love it! Texas vernacular Pantheon tiny house. (Just got back from Italy -google “Pantheon” if you don’t know what I mean and you’ll see!)

  11. Russ says:

    Interesting ideas to help me with a future water tower house!

  12. Dazweeja Downunder says:

    Love it! Scribing the roof flashing between the silo and porch would sort the men from the boys!

  13. KJ says:

    The staircase is gorgeous! Love it… although I agree it could definitely stand some more natural light! I was going to say maybe the structure of the silo doesn’t lend itself to cutting holes, but swisher’s link to the mega-silo clearly shows otherwise. All lovely… thanks for sharing!!!! Even more for me to dream about!

  14. Pamela says:

    I love this, I would love a Tiny Home of my own someday:)

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  16. Sharlot says:

    I love this home!!!

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  18. mike rusch says:

    I have a 50 and a 75 foot high- 20 foot round stave silos. I want to put a “house” or lookout on top. I have been strugling for years on how the best and most economical way of getting to the top. For myself I can climb but the wife and kids – not so much. Does any body know of anyone else that has don this on a taller order. I have acces to a 137 foot crane and lifts for setting a TOP on and my quandry is which way would be the best to get to the top. I dont plan on installing floors between the floor and top. Spiral stairs souinds great but ungodly expensive and would have to be custom made. Any hints or info would be great. Thanks

  19. jack gilbert says:

    I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,I want one, I want one,

    too darn cool, great reuse of material

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  20. Liath says:

    I love the stairs and decor. It needs more natural light though – less use of electricity for lighting.

    I guess renters would need tetanus jabs – what is that piece of trash outdoors? It looks dangerous for children.

  21. mary says:

    Anyone know who or how do you get insurance for a SILO house?

  22. Beverly Frye says:

    This is awesome!!!!!

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