Converted Silo House

by DIY Maven

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This 1940's silo was converted into a one bedroom, loft-style apartment. complete with a queen bed, full size sofa-bed, bathroom, studio kitchen and a private porch. It's part of the Gruene Homestead Inn's collection of 'suites' and rents for around 200 dollars a night. If the exterior pic suggests a less-than-comfortable stay, check out the interior

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The Cutest Little PreFab Ever!

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The Cutest Little PreFab Ever!

If the Carre D'etoiles had cheeks I'd pinch 'em! The little French prefab cubes are what we here in MN would call cabins, but they're unlike any cabin I've ever seen. They're about 10' x 10' square of pure luxury.

created at: 2009-08-10

They have everything you need to get away from it all, including a corner kitchen, a bathroom, bed and parquet floors, as well as a flat panel tv. They're also mp3, telephone and internet ready. The icing on these little cakes, for me, are their sky observation kits, which include an astronomical telescope, a stellar chart and 'pedagogical games on astronomy'.

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Shepherds' Huts--the Perfect Backyard Getaways?

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Shepherds' Huts--the Perfect Backyard Getaways?

Back in the day, shepherds used shepherds' huts as a means to keep an eye on their flocks during cold nights during lambing season. A staple of the English countryside, they're not used much for their original intent these days. However, thanks to companies like Plankbridge, Dorset, the charming huts have found new lives as home offices, garden rooms, music rooms and studios.

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