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The Classic Box, Well Rounded – New York Times

The Classic Box, Well Rounded – New York Times.

Grain Bin Home Tucked Into The Woods

Grain Bin Home Tucked Into The Woods

Grain bin homes are cheap to construct, unique (for the time being), go up quickly, and never need painting.  It’s no wonder there’s a small force of people looking to own one.  The New York Times article above discusses the home pictured above, which was built for around $190,000.  And this was a pricier build.

Over at Get Rich Slowly they have a break-down on the costs of recycling a grain bin for a home.  (Warning: Mother Earth News Granola Articles Cited) Plus they have many more links to do-it-yourself builds.  It can cost you a lot less if you plan and do the work yourself.

The average cost is $30 per square foot or less.  This does not include the labor or the foundation.

For the do-it-yourself projects it seems the insulation of choice is hay bales.  Don’t laugh.  Hay bales have been used successfully for generations for insulation and when sealed correctly will last as long as the structure.

This would definitely be a cheap, no-fuss hunting cabin or summer camp.

Monte-Silo, a Fancy Grain Bin Home

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