Going Against the Grain!

SiloStay - Cyclists will love the custom bike racks!

A media release from SiloStay

Bespoke, innovative and stylish – utilising sustainable products, local resources and talent, the humble grain silo has been converted into modern, unique serviced apartments. Located in the heart of picturesque Little River; an ideal stop off point for those cycling the Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail.

Stuart Wright-Stow is the man behind SiloStay, a visionary, leader, and innovator. Stuart and Angela Wright-Stow own the Little River Gallery – renowned in New Zealand for their incredible range of New Zealand art and keepsakes.

Stuart’s view of life is slightly different to most folk. Stuart has a vision for objects beyond their primary form, and saw the opportunity to push the boundaries of design and turn the beautiful silo structure into a unique, relevant accommodation solution for Little River. Stuart pondered the intricacies and the challenges of the circular shape and in partnership with F3 Design realised his dream to build SiloStay – an innovative, eco-friendly and very different and exciting accommodation experience for you to enjoy.

Built for the discerning traveller – the ground floor is equipped with a custom fitted kitchenette for all cooking needs, a relaxed seating area, toilet & external balcony. The stylish & luxurious first floor bedroom, bathroom & balcony are accessed via a sculptural steel staircase. Each apartment has a wall mounted flat screen TV, satellite channels, bed head mounted stereo/CD/iPod/MP3 & broadband internet.

SiloStay has been designed and built using innovative earth friendly systems. Wool is the insulation of choice – under floor, in the walls and in the ceiling. A waste by-product of timber production is used to heat the units in winter. Passive cooling in summer means simply open the hatch at the top of silo. Even the waste water system is planet friendly – ‘Biolytix’. The BioPod harnesses the energy in the waste (including the sewage, toilet paper and food waste) to nourish the worms that break down the waste. Nothing is wasted. All the atmospheric lighting, both within individual silos and the external boardwalks are LED.

Little River – referred to as the gateway to Banks Peninsula, and the ideal point to explore the isolated southern bays:-
• Spend a day at the beach swimming or simply admiring abundant wildlife in magnificent Tumbledown Bay
• Catch a wave at Magnet Bay or Te Oka Bay
• Visit Peraki Bay’s whaling station monument
• Explore numerous adventure cycleway trails
• Travel on and explore the spectacular wildlife and ecology of the south eastern bays

Choose to stay somewhere different – enjoy the eco-friendly SiloStay experience, and explore the beauty of the rugged landscape of the Banks Peninsula region. www.silostay.kiwi.nz

A media release from SiloStay