Grain Silos Are a An Alternative to Shipping Container Homes

Sukup Manufacturing is a small company based in Sheffield, Iowa, which primarily manufactures agricultural products, which includes grain bins. About three years ago, Sukup also began manufacturing grain silo homes to be used as disaster relief housing in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there. They called this grain silo home a Safe T Home, and it was developed in partnership with Global Compassion Network and Iowa residents…” – Jetson Green

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Grain Silo Home in Highmount, NY

A two-bedroom house with the silhouette of a grain silo is on the market in Highmount, N.Y., a hamlet in the Catskills. The house has three levels, with the kitchen on the bottom. The second level is a living room, with a lofted bedroom. The staircase winds along the silo’s walls. The larger bedroom, on the third level, has windows on all sides with forest and mountain views.” – NYTimes.com

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