Who doesn’t remember their first house? Especially the house you had the opportunity to design or even help to build yourself? Nowadays, with the housing market in crisis and the prices of residences skyrocketing, there are many individuals or even families trying out alternative forms of housing.
For example, there are many who turn to old houses which they initially had bought at a very low price, and then they just spend money on the renovation. Or, there are many people who decide that minimalism and the Tiny House movement is the way to go, in order to save up money.
In our story, we will see an unconventional couple that decided to pleasantly surprise everyone with their choice of accommodation. Newlyweds back in 2016, Christoph Kaiser and Shauna Thibault, decided to turn Kaiser’s old grain silo into their first home. Kaiser used to use the silo as a storage unit until he thought “Home can be so many things”.
And, what a better project than taking something so unusual and turning it into something so beautiful and functional. Kaiser is an architect while his wife is a stylist, so you could understand they would make the perfect designing team for this ambitious project.
Kaiser told Zillow, “It’s not the cookie-cutter vision or the Monopoly house people have in their head. It can be so many different things and the ability for people to fashion that to their liking, that’s beautiful freedom we have.”
And, they definitely didn’t disappoint at all with the final result, as their home looks amazing and so zen! It can definitely fit in the category of Tiny Housing and it’s also quite minimalistic as it looks equipped only with the essentials.
As Thibault explains in the video, “I love learning the space and watching how it changes you,”. The couple had to compromise a lot, and they had to decrease their personal belongings to a small number of things. “It’s a pairing down of stuff that just keeps continuing. You think you can’t minimize anymore but after digging through 20 tanks tops you decide 10 is plenty.”
The beautiful Silo is located in the center of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona’s Garfield Historic District. It was constructed back in 1955, and it’s 18 feet in diameter and has about 366-square feet of livable space in its’ interior.
As you can observe in the video, the silo home is two-floors high, constructed with walnut and black steel interior. There are many storage spaces and even the shower and toilet area are camouflaged as cubbies in order to beautify the appearance of space within the home.
On the top floor is where their bedroom is located, while on the lower level you will find a good-sized kitchen, with a dining table and sitting area. As you can notice space is designed down to the last detail and as Kaiser explained, “that was a challenge to try to fashion everything you need, pretty much everything a regular house has but in this unconventional form and overall shape”.
However, it’s not only the interior that makes us envy this amazing home, the exterior is also so well-designed and decorated that you think it would be the perfect escape after a long day at work, with all those cactuses and trees. It is even equipped with an outdoor shower!
What an amazing home for this creative duo! They will definitely enjoy living in this incredible space that although seems a bit too small and confined, it’s actually the perfect space for two newlyweds who want to spend some quality time together.
If you would like to see more of the Silo home, check out the video below.
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