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November 30, 2006 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a spacious home in a unique, quiet and safe location? It may be a fixer-upper, but buy now before the value skyrockets.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:44 AM on November 30, 2006


I have always wanted a silo home. Every time I see pictures, I find myself filled with envy. After many discussions, it was determined that the coolest thing to do would be to build a small cabin on the top (really small, like 2 rooms) then invite people over. When they remark on how small your living space is, invite them to see the 'basement'

Also, it would be fully nifty to mount a big hydraulic lift in the main silo and use it as your garage.
posted by quin at 12:23 PM on November 30, 2006


I'll only buy if I get to have the ICBMs.
posted by Cranberry at 12:39 PM on November 30, 2006


Oh man I want one.
posted by ddf at 12:40 PM on November 30, 2006


Budding chemists inquire within.
posted by prostyle at 12:55 PM on November 30, 2006


From the first link - Walk or Fly to Your EXTREME HOME!
Hmmm. Extreme. . . Home. Home. . . Extreme. Nope, not computing.
posted by mygothlaundry at 1:02 PM on November 30, 2006


Flip this switch house.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:04 PM on November 30, 2006


This is every house I ever wanted when I was eight years old.
posted by rokusan at 2:27 PM on November 30, 2006


I've been wondering about these things for a while.

They work for me (as a home) on a number of levels, but the main hindrance is that I'd have to "live" in a place like Minot North Dakota.
posted by Relay at 2:41 PM on November 30, 2006


I can't begin to imagine how much it would cost to retrofit one of these silos. I've seen silo-conversion blogs before and it looks like filthy, dangerous work. That said, if I could have one of these installed downtown or at least reasonably near a metro area, well, it would be the consummation of my every industrial dream.

On preview, what rokusan and Relay said.
posted by lekvar at 2:42 PM on November 30, 2006


I like how the VR tour reads like Zork
posted by noble_rot at 2:45 PM on November 30, 2006


They're great except the water chip has a tendency to fail.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:21 PM on November 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


They're great except the water chip has a tendency to fail.

Yeah, and it's inevitably a looooooooooong walk to find another one.
posted by rhythim at 4:10 PM on November 30, 2006


It'd be really cool for awhile, aside from the Minot bit. I think I'd only be interested if I could open up the top silo door, otherwise the lack of sunlight would get to me after a while.
posted by craven_morhead at 4:14 PM on November 30, 2006


These’ll come in damn handy when the zombies attack.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:18 PM on November 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


I think North Dakota is beautiful. (Yes, I've been there, several times.) And I can get a silo home. Now if I can only convince the boss to let me work from home...
posted by drstein at 5:29 PM on November 30, 2006


They're great except the water chip has a tendency to fail.

This thread was already great until I was given an opportunity to reminisce about Fallout.

Man. What a great game.

Also, I want a silo home.
posted by Alex404 at 5:59 PM on November 30, 2006


A massive semi-submerged earth dome, an underground missile silo, a fucking nuclear submarine. I demanded all of these from my housing co-op. 'NO' they said [in rather deep tones], unpregnant singles get a damn studio. Like it or face the free market. 'Ok' I squeaked, little puddle growing beneath my feet.
posted by econous at 6:43 PM on November 30, 2006


I have some questions:

1) Is it subject to a HOA?

2) Do you need to turn two keys, more than arms length apart, at precisely the same time to get in.
posted by vbfg at 2:43 AM on December 1, 2006


If I ever get filthily rich, I know where that money's going!

Just imagine the joys of having a full refurbished missile silo! You can fit whatever your heart desires into one of those!

*excited*
posted by flippant at 3:29 AM on December 1, 2006


Which "Lost" uber-fan will scoop this up first? Imagine, the chance to own your very own hatch!
posted by adamms222 at 10:06 AM on December 1, 2006


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