Grain storage on the Prairies is undergoing rapid change — no more wooden box granaries, just huge, metal silos. In consequence there are a lot of empty old-style granaries farmers are simply disposing of for firewood or burning on site and burying the nails.
I converted two of them into huts — one bunkhouse and one double-bed unit, for a cost of about $2,500 for both.
Right now these are used for family and are not used for income, although I’m sure I would have no problem renting them out — kind of like camping without the tent. Perhaps my idea may be useful for some other rural folks looking to add to their income.
I dug a small pond for use as an old-style “swimming hole” and added a 300-gallon plastic water tank nearby for smaller kids to use.