Nowadays, we no longer travel or camp like we used to. Tents pitched in a square of land without too many amenities are no longer an option for Canadian tourists. We love comfort and we want to live original experiences in terms of accommodation.
This must have been the inspiration for Saskatchewan farmers who gave a second life to unused grain elevators.
Two families from the Canadian province have chosen to create unusual lodging for tourists and the results are really interesting!
At Alive Sky Lodge and BINcredible, created by April and Darryl Anderson near Rosetown, this type of lodging is proving very popular. In fact, the place has been sold out from May to August for several years now.
The silos are tastefully furnished and include everything visitors need for a multi-day stay, including a bed, stove and bathroom.
Julie and Dennis Hilling have also transformed their passion for agriculture by launching a new business. They converted their grain elevators into rental “cabins” at their campsite, Bin There.
It took the couple more than two years to transform the six elevators on their property north of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Each two-story silo accommodates a queen-size bed, heating and air conditioning, and a skylight.
The retired farmers have also converted their 1,000 square foot seed cleaning-plant to an event room for campers.
According to the North American Camping Report 2019 published by Kampgrounds of America, more than a million North American households tried camping for the first time last year and 46% of Canadian campers said they wanted to try glamping this year.
Jonathan Potts of Tourism Saskatchewan said his industry is growing across the province, with people looking for alternative types of accommodations.
"According to Facebook, more than 300,000 posts or shares were posted on my page. We had no idea it was going to get that big, "Julie Hilling told Global News.
Bin There campsite is open to the public at the beginning of July. The place includes a BBQ area, a playground and a room for campers.
Would you like to sleep in a silo one day? If so, Saskatchewan might be a good option!