Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Rounding into shape

Are you saying "wow?" I did the first time I saw this place. And then I went inside and the "wow's" only continued.
Vance and Louise Ehmke own a seed farm in Lane County and they needed a scale house to weigh the trucks and the seed. Being the imaginative, skilled, and resourceful people they are they built like a scale house like no other out of this 25,000 bushel galvanized steel grain bin.
You wonder how they could make the interior work in such a round space but they used the curves to create one of the most unique homes you'd ever find. They've been featured on Home and Garden show Rezoned and other places.
Can you imagine telling friends on the coast or big cities that you live in a grain bin? They'd probably feel sorry for you.
But once they saw the grain bin it would help them "Get Kansas!"
KE #2 Marci Penner

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