Stylish Silo Stay

Kiwis love to check out the bizarre, beautiful and unique properties that are hiding around the country and just when we think we've seen them all, another incredible property pops up. 

This week it was a cluster of silos in Banks Peninsula that caught our eye. 

Silo 2

In 2012, nine agricultural grain silos near Little River in Canterbury were converted into an accomodation complex and now the business is up for sale


Bedroom 2

The silo journey began back in 2011 when Stuart Wright-Stow decided to build 'outside the square' and create something truly different in Christchurch. The result speaks for itself.

Today, guests can stay in one of eight eco-friendly silos at SiloStay which is just 45 minutes drive from Christchurch. These innovative silos have won a bunch of awards over the years including the Resene Architectural Design Award in 2014 and the National Winner Commercial Interiors too.  

While this is the first time we have seen silos that you can sleep in on Trade Me, it's not the first time we've seen a unique property come up for sale. 

Last year, a concrete water tower in Lake Alice went up for sale and the listing fetched 38,000 views to become one of the most popular Trade Me properties of 2017. 


We also saw rare Futuro spaceship appear in Otago caused quite the stir as Kiwis wondered what on earth was inside. The listing had 63,389 views before it sold to a passionate buyer which made it the most viewed property on Trade Me last year.


We think these silos will be a hit with Kiwis wanting to stay somewhere a little different next time they're in Canterbury and we wish the current owners all the best with the sale.