How to Build a Grain Bin House
Grain Bins are readily available and can make a great shell for environmentally friendly "green" housing option. Transforming these common structures is catching on.
Callisto I Airform (DL5001)
Plan Number: DPC 452/4052 or DL 5001 Name: Callisto I Floor Area: 1964 Square Feet Diameter: 50’ This is A President’s Choice. Accessories Include Clamp Straps Rebar Hangers Monoform Primer The shipping rates on this site may not apply to this product. Please call (972)483-7423 or email us at email@example.com for shipping prices.
Wind and tsunami waves move naturally around a round structure. A rounded roof avoids ‘air-planing’- a situation where a strong wind lifts the roof structure up and off of the building. There are dozens of interconnected points in a round home. These connect the structural pieces and give the building a unique combination of flexibility and strength- qualities which causes them to be significantly safer in severe weather conditions.
We bought this bin last year from a farmer and dismantled it ourselves in 8 hours and brought it home. Ed reassembled it this spring and used beams from the barn we had to tear down to make the pergola. The old door was here when we moved in and I just painted it red. We love it!