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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.

Photo Credit: Gruene Homestead Inn










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Daniel - April 25, 2009 Reply

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


Switcher - April 25, 2009 Reply

That is amazing!

Benjamin - April 26, 2009 Reply

Seems like it could use more windows.

jeff - April 26, 2009 Reply

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.

Switcher - April 27, 2009 Reply

Another smaller timber frame/silo home.

Kent Griswold - April 27, 2009 Reply

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

Daniel - April 28, 2009 Reply

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


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bambangpe - August 13, 2009 Reply

Amazing and inspiring home…..

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egmosh - September 24, 2009 Reply

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!)

Russ - February 17, 2011 Reply

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

Dazweeja Downunder - February 17, 2011 Reply

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

KJ - February 17, 2011 Reply

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!

Pamela - April 2, 2011 Reply

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

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Sharlot - June 19, 2011 Reply

I love this home!!!

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mike rusch - October 19, 2011 Reply

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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Liath - April 22, 2013 Reply

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.

mary - April 23, 2013 Reply

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

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Beverly Frye - January 31, 2014 Reply

This is awesome!!!!!

Adam Musk - July 4, 2014 Reply

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!

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