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to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Others make
The biggest challenge was working with round surfaces
it a stop on their way to another location, like the Kansas
and no corners. He discovered that spraying drywall with
man who rode up on an antique Indian motorcycle while
water let it bend without breaking. Another
obstacle that had to be overcome was fitheading to the Cannonball Run rally.
Whatever
the reason, Doug and Wendy are there
ting the stairs leading up to the loft into the
W
with a pleasant welcome.
smallest space possible.
"This is the kind of place where we would like to
The result is a cozy spot to unwind. Doug
Green Ridge
stay," Wendy says. "I think that is one of the neat
especially likes the sound of rain on the metal
things about personally greeting everyone is they
roof. "I think that is a really comforting sound,"
get excited when they walk into the silos. That's
he says. "That just sends you to sleep."
like a gift back to us. That's what makes it so
In just two years, the farm has attracted
much fun for us, to see everyone else so happy."
visitors from all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Australia and just about
The silos rent for around $100 to $150 per night, dependevery state in the U.S. including Alaska. This past winter
ing on the season. You can find the Silos at Prairie Vale on
the silos were booked nearly every weekend. They are espeFacebook, online at thesilosatprairievale.com, on Airbnb.com
cially popular during the Missouri State Fair.
or by calling 573-280-3947.
Some guests come to the silos as a destination, looking
Below: The owners used farm finds to decorate the interior of the silos. Corrugated tin salvaged from the farm, for example, was used on the
ceiling in the Lil' House silo while twigs form its loft railing. Right: The cozy confines of the silos offer everything from kitchen space to onsite bathrooms and showers in an 18-foot diameter space. Bottom right: Wendy checks to make sure everything is ready for guests in the Farm Punk silo.

photo above courtesy Wendy Needy

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