They Turned An Old Grain Silo Into The Tiny Home Of Your Dreams.

They Turned An Old Grain Silo Into The Tiny Home Of Your Dreams. April 1, 2023Leave a comment

Could you imagine living inside a silo? Heck no! Silos are for grains, not people! Right? Well, architect Christoph Kaiser and his wife Shauna Thibault felt way different. They didn’t want the cliche two bedroom, two bathroom home with a white picket fence. So in the process of challenging the high costs of owning a home and accruing a huge debt from a mortgage, the couple turned a 190 square foot silo made of corrugated steel-walls from 1955 into a charming, albeit tiny home in Phoenix, Arizona. With a lot of time and a lot of money, he scrounged up enough resources and used design flourishings to make a minimalist lifestyle seem irresistible.But Christoph Kaiser and his wife Shauna Thibault don’t mind micro-living in this urbanized home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fortunately, Kaiser’s wife Shauna has always loved the minimalist life.

The idea of designing a home with all the necessities and essentials were somewhat easy to build, but he had to keep in mind that they’d be putting furniture in here as well.

The architecture itself had to feed “their soul, as opposed to draining it.

They turned a rusted, metal cylinder Kaiser had bought on Craigslist into something he and his wife could live in, but he had originally gotten it only to store his garden tools.

Naturally, all the modifications to turn this curved space into a home was quite costly, like adding plumbing for a fully working, albeit tiny bathroom with a shower. So they had to take breaks in between to recuperate financially.

They even put in a winding staircase that led to the loft bedroom for the couple to sleep in.

That way, when the couple’s sitting in their dining room, they can roll the door open and enjoy their beautiful backyard.

On a nice day, the couple could sit outside and read, drink some tea, or plant some flowers.

During their first major storm, water came in through the front and radius doors. Kaiser recalls feeling upset because as an architect it was his job to think of every possible scenario and make the home actually work.

Then again, it would have been tough avoiding issues when you’re essentially living in one space. There are also a lot of intimate benefits to living in this minimalist home.

Nobody knows this better than Christoph Kaiser and Shauna and although they’ve had to downsize on a lot of their stuff, except for her, who has more shoes than he does, the couple did get their happily ever after.

**Watch as newlyweds Christoph Kaiser, an architect, and his wife Shauna Thibault, a stylist, put their heads together, and turn a tiny grain silo into a romantic urbanized space just for two.**

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