Ind. ‘Grain Bin’ Recognized as Unique Airbnb Property

Airbnb announced the OMG! $10 million fund, created to finance 100 of the most unique properties. The fund will give $100,000 to 100 people and the ability to create a new listing that will be placed in Airbnb’s OMG! Category listings, i.e. Airbnb’s collection of unique homes.

One such opportunity is offered to Hoosier, Kate Emmert. Kate owns “The Grain Bin”, a unique property just 45 minutes north of Fort Wayne.

Kate and her husband first thought of using the Grain Bin property as additional space on their property. After some thought, they decided to make it an Airbnb.

The Grain Bin sits on Emmert’s 2-acre property next to a lake and close to the town of Shipshewana, an Indiana town known for its rich Amish heritage and culture.

The grain silo is actually made from pieces of a real grain silo, which previously belonged to Kate’s stepfather.

“It took about four months from start to finish. We had to take it all apart and put it back together,” Emmert said. “My husband did a lot of the work after his day job.”

Kate said the Grain Bin has been almost full, if not fully booked, every year since it opened in June 2020.

The property holds a 4.95 out of 5 star rating on Airbnb’s website.

The Emmerts have exciting ideas if they are chosen as one of the 100 landowners to win the fund, but they can’t reveal their plans just yet.

The first round of winners for the OMG! The fund will be announced in early August.

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