Newlywed Couple Creates Tiny, Stylish Home Out of a Grain Silo

Written by on October 19, 2016 in Environment with 0 Comments

Video Source: Zillow

By Kimberley Mok | Treehugger

Grain silos don’t have to be restricted to holding grain. In fact, we’ve seen them converted into anything from climbing walls to interactive urban spaces.

They can also be converted into small homes, as this newlywed couple did, transforming an old silo from 1955 into their first home. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, this awesome 366-square-foot house was designed and built by architect Christoph Kaiser and stylist Shauna Thibault. Kaiser initially bought the silo off Craigslist, thinking that he would use it to store tools. But what they did instead is create a delightful place that they now call home, as you can see from the video above tour via Zillow.

It took over 18 months to complete the project, with much of the cabinetry and furnishings being constructed by Kaiser himself, in order to fit the round shape of the silo. The space is mostly open, except for a bathroom enclosed behind a cabinet door, so a sleeping loft was added above to add some privacy. The loft doubles as a personal IMAX cinema, with speakers hidden under the bed to deliver that extra bit of sonic theatricality. Interestingly, Thibault notes that sleeping in a round space feels somehow more restful and safe than in a square space.

Christoph Kaiser

Christoph Kaiser

Christoph Kaiser

There is a tall, custom sliding door that provides access to the backyard, which also helps to link up the interior with the exterior, giving a sense that the home is larger than its shell. “To have the benefit of outdoor space, which is an extension of the living space, is huge,” Kaiser says.

Christoph Kaiser


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