Raising buildings out of two-by-fours and bricks is so last decade.
Okay, okay, we admit that the majority of structures nowadays are still built using age-old materials and techniques. But every once in a while, someone comes along and knocks our socks off with a bold eco-friendly build that’s too good not to share. Feast your eyes on these shrines to architectural upcycling:
Grain silo bed & breakfast
Abbey Road Farm Bed & Breakfast has all the ingredients of a great low-key getaway: It sits on 82 lush, green acres, is fully stocked with luxurious linens and comfortable chairs for reading and cuddling and even has Jacuzzi tubs. Did we also mention that it’s built using huge, re-purposed corn silos?
The Carlton, Ore. bed and breakfast features five circular suites with a lobby and parlor and boasts concrete floors with radiant heat and foam insulation in the walls that render the inn’s utility bills practically non-existent.