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Converted Grain Silo Apartment Photographs

Message claims that a series of attached photographs depict an old grain silo that has been relocated to Niftynev Homestead in Shane Park NSW and converted to a modern, well appointed apartment.

Brief Analysis
The photographs are genuine and they do depict an old grain silo that has been converted to a one bedroom loft apartment. However, the silo apartment is located in Texas in the United States, not News South Wales, Australia.

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Last updated: 21st June 2010
First published: 21st June 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer

Subject: One Bedroom Apartment

Thinking outside the box,

Real Estate?

Check out this sweet little pad

Wait until you scroll down to the bottom!



Grain Silo Apartment 1


Grain Silo Apartment 2


Grain Silo Apartment 3


Grain Silo Apartment 4


Grain Silo Apartment 5


Grain Silo Apartment 6

This place seems very modern, perhaps like something you'd see in a swanky high rise condo or town house near the city, right?


Grain Silo Apartment 7

This 1 bedroom loft apartment was built inside a 1940's grain bin.

Grain Silo Apartment 8

It was renovated into this upscale unit after it was purchased and relocated to the grounds of the Niftynev Homestead in Shane Park NSW....................

Grain Silo Apartment 9

If that's not creative craftsmanship, then I don't know what is!??

I couldn't help but share this because it is so cool!

Grain Silo Apartment 10

Now would you have thought to do that with the old silos on the farm. Some yuppie would pay mega bucks per night to stay in this little B & B.

Detailed Analysis
This message, which circulates via email and has also been posted to numerous blogs and forums, features a series of attached photographs depicting an old grain silo that has been cleverly converted into a well-appointed one-bedroom apartment. According to the message, the converted silo is located at the "Niftynev Homestead" in Shane Park NSW, Australia.

The photographs are genuine and they do indeed depict a grain bin converted to a dwelling. However, the grain bin apartment is not located in Shane Park NSW or anywhere else in Australia. In fact, the converted silo is part of the Gruene Homestead Inn at New Braunfels, in the American state of Texas. Information about the silo published on the Gruene Homestead Inn website notes:
The Silo is one of the most distinctive units available at our inn. It is essentially a 1 bedroom loft apartment built into a 1940's grain silo. The silo had been owned by Edwin Hanz and was initially located just off the back side of our property. Frequent guests of Gruene may recognize the structure itself as the "Gruene Silo Inn" that was owned by friends of the Miles family. We purchased and moved the silo in 2007 and have since remodeled both the interior and exterior in our own inimitable style. This unit has a very upscale feel and is quite a unique lodging experience.
The Silo is available for paying guests along with a number of other accommodation options offered by the Gruene Homestead Inn. The silo can be clearly seen in the following screenshot of a Google Maps Satellite image showing the Gruene Homestead Inn.

Google Maps Image of Silo House

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Gruene Homestead Inn - The Silo
Gruene Homestead Inn Home Page
Google Maps - 832 Gruene Rd New Braunfels

Last updated: 21st June 2010
First published: 21st June 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer

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