People are getting really creative when it comes to building homes these days.
They’ll use shipping containers and buses to create their dwellings.
But this home is made from something I’ve never seen done before.
Chris and Noel Clayton made their home from two-grain bins.
They have lived in their 3,200 square feet home in Adrian, Missouri with their children and pets for four years.
They have six dogs, four cats, and a litter of eight puppies.
They purchased the two-grain bins from a farm auction and had them shipped to their property.
They are situated on either side of their home and are connected by a structure they built.
The entire home was built using second-hand materials from places like estate sales, auctions, and even dumpsters.
“Pay for it all ahead of time! Buy at auctions, Craigslist, estate sales, antique stores—there is beautiful, well-made stuff sitting around collecting dust!” the couple said giving readers advice, according to Apartment Therapy.
It took about two years to gather materials and build the home which cost about $80,000.
Chris just happens to be a union carpenter so that helped.
“The whole house,” the couple said. “We did all of the work for the house, except the electric.
“It took us two and a half years to build it but it was worth it.”
The home is filled with funky handmade features like a staircase made of welded metal tools.
“We love to reuse old material mixed with new,” the couple said. “People are amazed at the creativity.”
They did splurge on a new bedroom set, however.
Noel says that the hardest part about having a homemade from grain bins is the round rooms.
It makes the walls a little difficult to decorate.
Most of the items in their home have been repurposed.
Take the living room for example.
Their end table is made from an old coal-heated chicken brooder.
It’s also filled with some church pews and repurposed barn wood and tin.
Their countertops were restaurant tables that were cut to fit the curve of their grain bin walls.
The bathroom vanity was a Coca-Cola cooler found in a barn.
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And much of the rest of the items in their home came from auctions, Craigslist, and other sites.
The Clayton’s home also features lots of pieces from that were handmade by Noel’s grandparents to give their home a special and sentimental touch. This house is truly unique and inventive.
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