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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2011
12:42 PM

Post #8416730

Wow, found this today, and thought some of you would appreciate it! Amazing, in my opinion, as I would never have thought of this!

http://dornob.com/upcycling-old-grain-silos-houses-homes-hotels-inns/

J2222
Southern California, CA

March 9, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8416860

Interesting homes. I really liked the whole "domob" site!! I subscribed. How did you find out about it? What does domob mean?
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8416869

A friend sent me an email about the TX silo house, so I just googled it, and found the domob site. Have no clue what it stands for, but found it really interesting! Every farm and ranch in our area has those silos, and what a great way to recycle them. I wonder how hard they are to insulate? And do you suppose they echo?
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2011
2:03 PM

Post #8416875

Hmmmm, just wondering, (and I obviously need an eye exam) but is it domob or dor nob?
J2222
Southern California, CA

March 9, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8416923

Ha-ha, you are correct: dor nob. Great site, whatever it is!!!
gingerlily
Paxton, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8417206

We have one of the smaller silos on our property and my hubby has talked about doing that for years, but I know we won't ever do it (he can't handle it health wise now). I would think as long as you insulated well, that it wouldn't echo.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2011
7:32 PM

Post #8417517

Gosh, that would take all the fun out of it for the grandkids, lol! I am seriously very impressed tho, I really never would have thought of doing that with an old silo. Am going to have to show pix of this to the family, as they have silos. Then when the kids are driving you nuts, you can send them outside to the silo to live. ;-)

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taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8697368

Happy Birthday Sandi! Hope you have a great day!

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monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 17, 2011
5:52 PM

Post #8933599

Amazing! I wonder if there will ever be a way to clean the oil tanks found around here and on the gulf coast. It they could be they might work too.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 19, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8936185

VERY cool pictures, thanks for sharing them.
Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
10:02 PM

Post #8998652

Cool pictures!
frogymon
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
10:06 PM

Post #8998653

Saw one made from 3 short silos on my way to a lodge in the White Mountains here in AZ; I think it was outside of Show Low. Since the elevation is over 7500', it must be well insulated to handle the cold mountain winters.
Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
10:28 PM

Post #8998659

That's for sure!!!!!
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 9, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9000529

I would be afraid to invest the money, your resale would probably not be very good I wouldn't think.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9001965

While it's true the resale market might be limited, I think the cost to build/remodel it much less than other forms of housing.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 10, 2012
5:41 PM

Post #9002297

I'm thinking that dollars per sq ft would be very inexpensive compared to typical new construction. Put lots of windows in, and they would make cute greenhouses too!

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