Traditional Barn Designs
by The Barn Geek

These barn designs are more traditional than your conventional pole barns, they are right out of the pages of rural America. They are from an era when folks cared about practicality and beauty. A concept that flowed over to the design of their barns. Just look at how stunning these buildings are.

These grand old barns....

Inspired the creation of our post and beam barn plans.

Old barns remind us of our great farming heritage. We all have memories about old barns.

Maybe you have memories of playing in an old barn as a child.

Maybe you spent hot summer days stacking hay all the way up to the top of that grand old cathedral.

Maybe you just gazed at one of those old beauties and imagined all the great stories it could tell.

Life was so much simpler, as you watched the sunset in the shade of that big gambrel barn. It was your reward for a hard day’s work.

Isn’t that what the American Dream is all about?

You work hard for your dreams, shouldn't you have time to enjoy them?

Can you relive those memories?

Wouldn’t having a great barn like that bring back fond memories?

So what is your barn dream?

Do you want an old one to restore? It takes a big commitment, but if your up to the challenge it is well worth it. You can start by browsing the barns for sale page.

Would you like that old barn feeling without all the hassle? Something that is easy to build, and still has all the character of an old barn?

Maybe a post and beam barn kit would allow you to re-live those memories.

You can have a really nice barn designed exactly the way you want it, because your ideas go into it. Relive those childhood memories everyday as you live, work, and play in your very own new "old" barn.


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