Grain bin-style Airbnb in Alexandria goes viral on TikTok

The Airbnb is in repurposed grain bins at a wedding venue in Alexandria.
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A TikTok of a unique Airbnb in Alexandria is going viral.

User Sam Sells Houses, who is an apparent real estate agent in Minnesota, posted the video of the grain bins Airbnb last week. 

The video is a brief tour of the property, highlighting the window-filled grain bins with a deck, the brightly lit rounded bedrooms, and the land showing all the trees with golden fall leaves. 

In the six days since he's posted the video, it's gotten nearly 500,000 views, 73,900 likes and more than 750 comments. Sam Sells Houses has been posting TikToks of houses in Minnesota since late May, but this was the first to break 4,100 views.

According to the Airbnb listing, the short-term rental is part of the wedding venue Gathered Oaks, which is located between the Carlos Creek Winery and Arrowwood Lodge. The venue includes 11 acres of land "situated in a very private environmental lake" with a dock for people to use. When the grain bins are available for rent, it offers a "very peaceful, relaxed and social distanced stay."

The rental goes for $125/night. 

The Gathered Oaks website has more details on what it calls the grain bin houses: the "new, upscale" rooms are inside repurposed old grain bins, which offer "generous views and natural light." The rental has eight separate hotel-style rooms that each have a queen bed, bathroom with a shower and TV. One room is a suite that has a small kitchenette and seating area. 

There's also a renovated farmhouse at the venue, which has 10 rooms, including a honeymoon suite, Gathered Oaks says. It doesn't appear to be listed on Airbnb, though.

Both the grain bin houses and the farmhouse are new to the property, with an Instagram post from Gathered Oaks indicating they opened for the 2019 season.

Gathered Oaks is a sister property to Rustic Oaks, a venue in Moorhead, the website says

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