Collection by Allie Weiss

You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo


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.

The silo was transported to Phoenix in a pickup truck.
Kaiser added ten inches of spray foam insulation between the exterior shell and the interior of the house.
Inside, Kaiser crafted a curved interior that matches the silo's circular footprint.
Upstairs is a sleeping loft, accessible by a spiral staircase.
The bathroom features white ceramic glazed penny tile and a Duravit toilet with a custom vanity.
A custom, sliding 9-foot-wide door opens the living space up to the outdoors.
Mastic plants that can grow up to 16 feet tall will eventually create a canopy of shade around the structure.