“Camp Evans, a decommissioned Army base in Wall Township, N.J., is frozen in midcentury, its brick administration buildings and boarded-up Quonset huts on hold from World War II. Fred Carl, 59, a former high school science teacher and the unofficial keeper of the site, leads a visitor to other throwbacks from that era: a collection of corrugated metal houses with porthole windows and conical roofs. They look like alien habitations dropped from the sky.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDE3E5vSknM&w=420&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UVQ3QLD6Cc&w=420&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmrF3er7zus&w=420&h=315] It really helps to see finished examples of what others have done. Once again it’s YouTube to the rescue. Cornell University’s Silo House Glenburn Silo Home Silo House aka The Cabin in the Woods (low quality footage but has some good points)
Our recent blog posts about Sukup SafeT Homes and SafeT Home Videos proved popular, so I thought readers might enjoy seeing a few more grain bin homes. Image source: Little Homestead in Boise Image source: Mother Earth News Image source: Greenieweenie Image source: EcoFriend Image source 5, 6: Travel Shack Related: Mother Earth News: Convert … Read more
“This is a root cellar we built out of an old grain bin that was going to be sold for scrap metal. When we had our CSA farm in Montana we needed a place to store vegetables to eat through the winter. We also wanted a place to keep the veggies cool while we prepared … Read more
The most interesting thing about this product is it has already been designed and fabricated as a home. Some people have converted grain bins into homes by cutting door and window openings, etc. You can even buy plans for grain bin homes. But this is the first company to my knowledge that offers a complete … Read more
Another good roof option is a grain bin roof. Good quality grain bin roofs are typically maintenance free for decades, and a good choice for windy areas and hail zones. They are especially practical for those who live in agricultural areas and can buy the roofs separately from local grain bin suppliers. They’re also very … Read more