Gruene Homestead Silo

Gruene Homestead Silo


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.

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

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


  4. 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!)

  5. 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!

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  7. 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

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    too darn cool, great reuse of material

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  9. 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.

  10. How did you finish the underneath of the roof on the interior? Also, what products were used to flash arond the roof line where it attaches to the silo? I am building a porch on a silo just like this. Thank You!