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Vertical Living in Vermont

Living in a Silo – Vertical Living for the Views

Al Robertson, a resident of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, chose to live vertically long ago, and has been doing so for almost 15 years. How does he do so, you ask? Well, Robertson resides in a silo, seemingly hidden amongst the tall trees of his 60-acre tree farm.

The inspiration for this unique dwelling came from Robertson’s vast travels in Europe. After working as a civil engineer for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), he was sent to Germany as a civilian. It was during his travels – exploring castles and drinking beer – that he began to admire the way the Germans had a deep respect for their forests and trees.

Upon returning to the U.S., Robertson decided he wanted to buy a piece of property where he could enjoy the landscape, preferably nestled in thick woods. He set only a few rules for himself as … {Click here to read more}