Our two metal grain bins were acquired from a pioneer family farm south of Airdrie and were carefully moved to our property here on the Burnt Timber Road. The Tin Bins have been custom built by joining the two metal grain bins together thus creating a large open-plan living area/bedroom area that is centered around a warm inviting wood stove. We have created for you a unique” Silocation” experience that is one of only a handful in North America.
Custom Built Spruce Wood and Antique Tin Queen Bed
Dominating the bedroom is a massive handmade repurposed spruce wood and tin bed that Paul has hand-crafted using old spruce fence planks and salvaged tin. Sweet dreams in this beautiful bed are guaranteed with a queen memory foam mattress which is covered with a canvas mattress cover. Hanging down from the peak in the bedroom ceiling above the bed is a large antique Tiffany style lamp that is breathtaking in various hues of blue. Hanging on either side of the bed are antique carriage style lanterns, so you have light to read by.
Cozy Leather Recliners, Horseshoe Floor Lamp and Wood Stove
The cozy leather recliners are situated so that you can sit and become mesmerized by the flames flickering in the wood stove. Between the two recliners is a unique floor lamp designed and built using old horseshoes that Paul has used in his trade as a farrier. Throughout the living area are several log stumps that have been created from large trees from our property.
Live Edge Log Counter and Shelving Unit in Foyer
The foyer area between the living room and bedroom contains a large live-edge log counter and shelving unit. On the live-edge counter sits a ceramic spring water dispenser crock filled with spring water, phone charger and Bluetooth speaker. Located on the shelves under the counter is a kettle (not electric), cutting board, can opener, scissors, corkscrew, coffee, a French coffee press and an LED lantern.
Massive Outside Deck and Fire Pit
Enjoy the massive deck. A great space to cook your meals or sit in the comfortable Adirondack chairs while you enjoy your morning coffee or glass of wine in the late afternoon sun. Step off the deck to wander over to the fire pit, head to the Cowboy hot tub or walk into the woods to explore the closest trail. When evening falls, light the wood in the firepit, have a seat and dream while staring into the flames. Maybe even cook a few So’Mores! Life cannot get any better than this!
Cowboy Hot Tub
One of the most unique features of our Tin Bins is the "Cowboy Hot Tub". Fill with water and light the fire in the down-draft firebox. It takes about 3 hours to heat the water so this is the perfect time to sip a glass of your favorite beverage, cook your evening meal and relax by the fire pit for a while. Finally! It's time to enjoy the incredible experience of soaking in the Cowboy Hot Tub and gazing upwards at the stars in the night sky above you. Absolute bliss! ****Note: Closed for the winter season. Open again in the late spring****
"Loo with a View" Outhouse
The outhouse is hidden in the trees beyond the Cowboy Hot Tub. Built with antique tin, this outhouse is designed to allow you to enjoy nature at its finest while you are doing your business!
As one guest said with a laugh "A Loo with a View".
The Red Front Door
As you wind through the towering spruce and pine trees along the trail to the Tin Bins, you can occasionally see off to your left a light flickering through the trees. Suddenly as you immerge into the clearing through the darkness, you can see ahead of you, an antique barn light beaming down onto the welcoming Red Front Door of the Tin Bins!
Walk through these doors and have your breath taken away!