Did you ever imagine you would consider living in a grain silo? I sure didn’t, but Amy of Old Worlds Antieks has created a tiny home using scrap materials based around a silo that is a dream come true.
A delightful little “cottage” with antique and handpicked decor throughout, this home features a comfortable living space, bathroom area, and a covered porch with plenty of room for relaxation.
The entry into this home is a part of the silo with the rounded walls and unique sides that you expect. A welcoming seating area invites you to sit down for a few minutes of relaxation or just to pull your shoes off before exploring the space.
Amy adds uniquely to every space in that shabby chic style that is common with antique dealers and pickers. The interior design is a mismatched creation of comfortable cushions and chairs right next to discarded signs, rusty pails, old crates, and even windows picked from old homes soon to be demolished.
Stepping inside this home is unlike anything you’ve ever imagined. It doesn’t feel like a grain silo at all, yet it has that rustic look you’d expect.
The interior walls are rounded just inside the door for the living space. This general open area is the actual silo and is ideal for what you might call a living area or a reading nook.
Cozy chairs and tables against windows add elegance in an otherwise industrial-looking space. I love the mounted storage baskets on the wall that match that galvanized look. Modern comfort chairs combine with things like a wooden crate and an antique lamp to add beauty to an otherwise simple space.
The bedroom is that space that I absolutely adore. Amy has chosen to line the walls with reclaimed wood that has that rustic just torn from an old home look.
The ceiling is a classic galvanized pattern that fits the space but isn’t overly showy. A simple pattern adds detail without overwhelming the simple beauty of the space.
Of course, you can’t miss the unique windows once housed in a dental office. Claiming these windows before they were broken was a moment Amy could be proud of and meant to be in this silo tiny home creation.
The wrought-iron bedframe is an homage to an older time, but the bed is modern and comfortable for your stay. Classic thrifted and repurposed linens from decades gone by keeping the look you want while providing you with the comfort you want in your bed. A great night’s sleep is sure to be had in this space.
Against one wall you will find this amazing find. A simple desk or workspace is created from a salvaged old sign that is mounted against a galvanized wall.
Unique antique items add charm to the desk. From the rustic wood walls to the slightly rusty metal beneath the desk and the gorgeous windows with unique openings, this space is inviting for you to sit down and write the next great American novel.
Yes, there is a simple bathroom for your needs, and this might be my favorite space just for the unique salvaged items. You too will love how the rustic look pulls together for a comfortable space.
The dangling light fixture adds light while also giving the room a bit of much needed feminine sparkle. It hangs just above a sink that is mounted against the wall below a rustic medicine cabinet and mirror.
This working medicine cabinet has just enough of that peeling paint look to appeal to your love of rustic while not looking or feeling dirty. This is a great addition just above the sink that looks a little bit modern and a lot vintage.
Little accents throughout the space really add to the life of the home. Here is a cute sign that Amy found on Etsy that brings that vintage shop look you love.
A wire chair just below could have been seen at a small-town diner or even in the parlor at your grandmother’s home. Either way, it seems to be the perfect addition to this room. While I wouldn’t relax on that chair to read, it is a cute addition that would be ideal to house a favorite potted plant.
Throughout this grain silo home, you’ll find many notable additions above doors and windows that really bring the look together. This ornate door header would look old and damaged anywhere else but matches the silo look perfectly for a unique look that you’ll love seeing every time you enter the home.
The outside of the grain silo home doesn’t disappoint either! You’ll find unique additions outside each window like this little awning that looks like it was made just for this space.
Of course, I can’t leave you without taking note of the addition of the beautiful and welcoming front porch. Built from salvaged items and as unique as you can imagine, it’s the ideal spot to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or the sunset at the end of the day.
If you want to learn more about Amy Kleinwachter and her business Old World Antieks, make sure to check out her website loaded with incredible antique items and designs. Make sure you let her know that iTinyHouses.com sent you.