I grew up in a prairie city. I wouldn’t say I know all about farming life, but I know a bit.
I got into tiny houses and alternative housing years ago when I realized that I truly wanted an unconventional life.
Then I started to get really interested in alternative structures — tiny homes, van homes, those homes that are made from tires and mud — Earthships, repurposing strange materials into housing structures like grain bins, silos and old depilated airplanes. I am just fascinated with repurposing.
So when I saw this silo/grain bin turned into a glamping oasis I had to book in for the weekend.
I am not going to lie I acted on instinct, and I acted on emotion and I acted on trends because I knew I needed to be at one of the coolest Airbnb’s in Alberta.
This Airbnb is exactly as the photos show. Its structure is a reclaimed grain bin that has had some repairs done and then reworked into a functional tiny home in the middle of the prairies — a silent retreat for relaxation.
In this year of not being able to really travel much internationally I have taken to opening myself up to exploring some of the lessor known places around Alberta. This led me to Mossleigh and to this reclaimed grain bin to stay for the weekend.
This place is perfect for the solo adventurer or a couple wanting a quiet weekend away. It sleeps 3 (2 upstairs in a double and one down on a futon) but, in my opinion, more comfortably sleeps 2.
Lee, one of the hosts, told me the story of this dented grain bin that lived on the yard for quite some time and how he had offered it to a couple of potential owners on the condition they needed to transport the bin off the property but … it never ended up happening.
Eventually they decided to build their own oasis.
This is the Cabin.
This is probably about as rural Alberta as I have been in years. It is located about 10 minutes past the hamlet of Mossleigh. There were some gravel roads, and I am not even going to pretend me driving my 2-door city girl FIAT didn’t get lost. But according to Lee and Trish (the hosts) I was the only one ever to get lost trying to find the place. Lee came and…