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On May 5th, 2007, the day after the tornado, Greensburg residents looked north and saw the grain elevator standing tall. Even though the EF5 tornado had flattened nearly everything else in town, the elevator remained unscathed. To honor the durability of this structure GreenTown is proud to showcase The Silo Eco-Home as the first in the Chain of Eco-Homes.
This demonstration home was built using the same method and materials typically used to construct a traditional grain elevator or silo. Six-inch thick concrete walls can withstand the high winds of a tornado while a myriad of green features in the home showcase both established and cutting edge techniques for sustainable living.
The home functions as a bed & breakfast, GreenTown’s administrative office and Greensburg’s 'Green Visitors Center'. Eco-tourists can take a GreenTour of Greensburg beginning here or rent the guest suite to experience green living first hand. There is much to learn about Greensburg and we hope you come out for a visit some day! In the meantime, you can learn more about the Silo Eco-Home using this website.
Click here to download the Silo Eco-Home Brochure (pdf 769 KB).
Take a virtual tour of the Silo Home, photographed during the construction process in November of 2009.
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