Leave it to an architect to come up with the idea of repurposing a 60-year-old grain silo into an exquisite piece of the amazing tiny home movement. Christoph Kaiser, an architect in Phoenix, Arizona, found a 1950’s grain silo on Craigslist and the creative juices began to flow. The thought process of this silo home began as a tiny house with an incredibly small footprint that would comfortably sustain his wife and himself. Utilizing walnut plank flooring that Christoph also found on Craigslist, the interior conforms to the round exterior of the silo, rather than turning it into the square box-style rooms found in traditional homes.
The blueprint showing the side view makes it easy to see that this is indeed a tiny home.
In the top view of the blueprint, you can see that the bedroom/loft takes up just over half of the upper level of the silo.
After the foundation has been poured, which is complete with subterranean air ducts, assembly of the roof and subsequent steel silo panels can ensue.
Doors and windows had to be specially cut, obviously. Otherwise they would literally just be living inside a tin can!
The framing will house an immense amount of spray foam type insulation to keep the couple comfortable and protected from the high Phoenix temperatures.
The exterior is painted white to assist in the reflection of the sun and easier maintenance of the internal temperature.
The exterior brilliantly disguises the beautiful and modern design of the interior.
The exterior at night looks amazing with nice lighting in the garden/ patio area.
The curvature of the silo is continued throughout the silo home and is a tribute the architectural brilliance of Christoph Kaiser.
The view from behind the stairs shows how the design of the 9 foot sliding door creates something of a great room from the interior out to the patio. What could be more of a great room than continuing your house into the great outdoors?