‘Hub City Silos:’ Lubbock couple turns grain silos into boutique Airbnb

A unique new place for people to vacation or *stay-cation is coming to Lubbock.
Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 10:48 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock couple is bringing a new type of Airbnb to the Hub City, after converting six grain silos into a neighborhood of miniature homes.

Rick and Carol Pevey are set to open the Hub City Silos next month in West Lubbock, near Erskine Street and Alcove Avenue.

“I just have always kind of loved grain silos. I’m quirky like that a little bit. So, I kind of like the not-so ordinary things,” Carol said.

Rick was hesitant when Carol first approached him with the idea of turning silos into Lubbock’s newest boutique Airbnb. But, after a year of convincing and a year of hard work, they are almost ready.

“We’re just super excited. It’s unique to Lubbock. We just really want a family-friendly place that people can come out and just kind of unwind, get away from the crazy world,” Carol said.

The largest silo, named ‘The Watson,’ came from a friend of Rick’s in Ralls, where he is originally from. Once an operating grain bin, it’s now complete with a large living room, dining area, microwave, mini-fridge, and large bathroom. There’s also a loft with a second floor for the king bed and a covered balcony outside.

“The sunsets out here are gorgeous...you just can’t beat them,” Rick said.

Carol found the five other silos on Facebook from Oklahoma. They’re meant for couples, with a queen bed, TV, bathroom, microwave and mini fridge. The smaller silos are each named after a grandchild.

“They all know which one is their silo, and they wanna know when they can come stay in them, so they’re very excited,” Carol said.

The Peveys wanted to fill the silos with furniture and antiques from the South Plains. Some pieces have a rich history, like a 1930′s bathtub in the main bathroom.

“The tin that’s all on the inside is actually from, we bought it from Lamesa. A guy was tearing down two chicken houses that his dad had owned, and they had produced eggs that they made into powdered eggs that they made for the military during World War II. So, we think that’s kind of cool,” Carol said.

They hope people will rent the whole place out for vacations, staycations, family reunions or bridal parties for a wedding. People can also rent one or two silos and make some friends. They plan to have games, animals, roping dummies and a firepit for entertainment.

“Think kind of like a campground. When you go camping, you kind of get to know the people you’re around. And that’s kind of what we want to have going on out here,” Carol said.

Later, the couple hopes to add a putting green near the silos and another Airbnb renovated from a boxcar.

The Hub City Silos grand opening is March 12. After that, they will have their own website and can be found on Airbnb.