What would you do with this corn crib?

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So this is my favorite building on our new farm:love. It's a 1940's 80' x 28' grainary/corn crib. Has 3 stories, designed to store different grains. I know our plans and hope to share as we make the improvements. But as the appraisals showed it's value as ZERO! :hide I think on here we all could find a use for a 80' building. What's your ideas?
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Not exactly sure how a "corn crib" works, or how it's laid out inside, structural, etc. Pretty obvious that the walls aren't solid and are designed for continuous air flow. Looks like a concrete foundation so I assume there's a concrete floor inside? What are the heights of the ceilings on the three levels? Might not be able to fit heavy farm machinery inside... Can you share some inside pics?
 

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That is a very promising building there. Being you are in Indiana I’m thinking you can get a bit cool during winter time. It may not be severe, I don’t know. But from the size of the front doors it looks about as tall as ours . We can’t fit huge equipment in ours, but we can fit a grain mill, a bobcat tractor and some medium tractors in it. You could possibly make some kidding pens, a couple of sick/isolation bays, maybe an access point so some animals can come in and out of the weather or cold. A months worth of hay, feed, supplies so they are easily available. A smaller area set up for when a vet may come to look at an animal or a showing room for anything you may possibly selling. A tool shed. That could be the bottom floor. Grain, hay, feed supplies on an upper level. An off the wall idea but what about a “man cave” or a “personal retreat” if the access to an upper level is fairly easy. Just a few ideas. It doesn’t have to be used for farm related activities either. In Wisconsin/Minnesota many older but sturdy structures are rented out as party space, or rent out sections to other people for storage. You have a whole lot of options, I think. Have fun with it. Use some creativity.
 
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