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Grain Bin Cabin Plan

Grain Bin Cabin Plan
This 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom 692 sf cabin will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It also has the potential to provide as many as 12 "berths" for use as a hunting cabin or such. Each berth could have its indiviual heat or A/C duct for greater efficiency. The basis of the design components is to put a grain bin inside a grain bin and insulate the space between them with foam. This makes the structure self-supporting, self-framing (no studs in the outside walls), thermally and acoustically broken (super-high performance), and maintenance free for fifty plus years. Don't want to use foam insulation or too far from an installer? Floor Plans Mark is offering 4 hours of consulting time with the basic cost of this plan, and this can be done before you receive the plans so that it is possible to have some custom alterations made. All designs depicted are the exclusive property of Architecture By Synthesis and are copyright protected. Related:  Grain Bins

Cozy Grain Bin Homes | Cozy Home Plans For anyone who lives in farming country, driving past a grain bin may put visions in your head of an unusual and nearly ready-made home just ripe for the picking. Actually, people have built homes out of grain bins and silos using various techniques and styles. Grain bins come in various widths and heights and are used for storing harvested grain. Many of the older silos are standing empty or are being torn down to be sold for scrap. Grain bins can be reinforced and insulated in various ways with typical wood framing, straw bales or even an additional grain bin inserted into a larger bin. You can also purchase a grain bin home plan from Dream Green Homes. This is on our list of things to build when Cozy Home Plans gets more site traffic and sales. Photo by Visit Missouri

Sustainable Web Hosting - 10 Sensational Homes Built from Straw | green-building Written by Ryan Hollitz | 19 December 2009 Posted in Blog - Green Building New building materials could really make your house green from the ground up! Straw! :) via [] In the classic story of the Three Little Pigs‚ a naive piglet decides to build his home out of straw, which soon gets the huff and puff treatment by a big bad wolf, resulting in the poor little pig's untimely end. Many may wonder why a person would want to build a home made out of straw, but apart from providing a place to hide from the big bad wolf, they have some substantial benefits. Read on to discover just how right that first little pig was to build his home out of straw. Photos: Brett Weinstein/Realty Advocates 1. This unique, beautiful straw bale home in Oakland, California recently carried a $1.1 million price tag. Photo: JD Peterson 2. This gorgeous home, perched on owner Henry Siegel's 2 1/2-acre leafy lot, offers panoramic views and cozy comfort. Photo: University of Bath 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Recommissioned Silos - Life In A Roundhouse 5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are concerns about the potential toxic effects of DEET, especially when used by children. Children who absorb high amounts of DEET through insect repellents have developed seizures, slurred speech, hypotension and bradycardia. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. Here are five of the most effective mosquito repelling plants which are easy to grow in most regions of the US: 1. Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents. Citronella is a perennial ‘clumping’ grass which grows to a height of 5 – 6 feet. 2. Horsemint leaves can be dried and used to make herbal tea.

Grain Silo Tiny House This Grain Silo Tiny House is available as a vacation rental at Gruene Homestead Inn. It’s located at 832 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. A wonderful covered front porch was added. And when you go inside you’ll see the living area, kitchen, bathroom, and staircase that leads you to the upstairs bedroom. Grain Silo Tiny House in Texas Images © Gruene Homestead Inn Learn more: Our big thanks to Kevin H. for sharing this Silo Loft Home through Goods Home Design with us!

6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists Sharebar Bullets make lists of important points easy to read. When those near-perfect little circles are vertically aligned, readers can quickly process the text. Yet too many bullet lists in an eLearning course or slide presentation can be repetitious and mind-numbing. Learners and audiences need novelty to maintain and sustain attention. Here are six bullet alternatives you can create in any graphics program or in PowerPoint. Alternative 1: Use text boxes A simple alternative to a list is to place each item into a a text box that is arranged in a suitable layout. Alternative 2: Let icons do the talking Using the same text boxes as above, this approach adds icons to the words. These icons were found at Iconfinder. You can take this approach one step further by accentuating the graphic more than the words. These icons are courtesy of BuildInternet!. Alternative 3: Let People Speak Your List When you use people cutouts to speak your points, no one will suspect this is a list.

190 Square Foot Grain Silo Tiny Home - Tiny House Living Amazing grain silo home makes living simply look like living the high life. Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly customized interior—only the Eames dining chairs were not made by Kaiser—that serves as a comfortable home for him and his wife.” – Dwell Source: You Won’t Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo | Dwell

Recommissioned Silos Recommissioned Silos Round houses have been a successful design option for thousands of years. Wind passes around the building and finds no resistance. Round buildings achieve much higher wind ratings than traditional straight edged buildings. Round houses also have less surface area on the exterior making for a home that is easier to heat and cool. Monte-Silo House in Woodland, Utah. The south facing side of above silo house. Bed cubbies in Monte-Silo House in Woodland, Utah by Gigaplex Architects. Curved kitchen in Monte-Silo House in Woodland, Utah by Gigaplex Architects. A silo home with center garage. Local old grain silos become the Abbey Road Farm Bed & Breakfast, “Silo Suites”. Silo home. Staircase in a two story silo house. Silo home in Germantown, NY By architect Michael Altschuler. Silo home in Germantown, NY. Gruene Homestead Inn, Texas 388 sq ft Silo House. CorTen corrugated steel cladding and exposed steel beams on the interior. Yor

The Classic Plan Familiar, comfortable, timeless. The open plan on the first floor allows for generous dimensions in a fairly small, energy and material conserving foot print. It is conducive to accessibility. The porches are big enough to be functional. The basis of the design components is to put a grain bin inside a grain bin and insulate the space between them with foam. Don't want to use foam insulation or too far from an installer? Floor Plan Options Mark is offering 8 hours of consulting time with the basic cost of this plan, and this can be done before you receive the plans so that it is possible to have some custom alterations made. All designs depicted are the exclusive property of Architecture By Synthesis and are copyright protected. These plans include all plans, sections, elevations, details, etc. that are appropriate for this plan package.

They Bought Three Silos From A Farm And Transformed Them Into Amazing Living Spaces Silo homes are truly amazing! Using silos to create a house is a great choice to build a modern, non-traditional home. This next family did exactly this: they bought three silos from a farm and transformed them into amazing living spaces. But the silos are not designed for living inside them, so they had to make some adjustments first such as insulating the walls with foam. Upcycling Old Grain Silos: Houses, Homes, Hotels & Inns Grain silos are everywhere and as urbanization continues apace there are more and more of them that go unused. Like shipping container homes, these leftover structures offer a wealth of unused and open but sturdily supported interior space that can be adaptively reused in creative ways. Some people have turned grain silos into homes while other have figured out that a grain silo hotel is a marketable commodity. Though the exterior is an almost comical combination of a conventional porch and a historical industrial grain silo, the inside accommodations at this grain silo inn are hotel or lodge quality all around, with white walls and soft wood colors throughout – a truly upcycled living space. Even more industrious in scope is this collection of three silos that are joined by new construction and punctured by added openings to form a luxury converted bed-and-breakfast silo complex.

How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial | Dengarden My kids, who have been on grain bin building sites nearly all their lives, can't resist a lowered roof. Carefully assess any damage to roof sheets, and determine whether you should fix the sheet(s), or replace them. You will need one person inside with vice grips, and one on the outside with an impact wrench (this picture was taken about halfway through the roof disassembly process). Remove all bolts except top and bottom ones (collar and bottom lip). Remove top bolt only when ready to remove sheet, then slide the roof sheet down and out. to your roof sheet pile. Next, you will remove the sheet which was lapped under that one, before moving to the opposite side of the bin. While his co-worker continues to work on bolts, my husband begins removing the collar. Some bolts are best ground off. Remove the lifting ring if it is in the way...which it eventually will be. You may sometimes be able to take more than one sheet at a time. Unbolt the last bolts on the second-to-last sheet...