We have a dilemma that we need your help with. You see, one of our goals is to revitalize the countryside with traditional barns, just like it used to be 100 years ago when there was a grand old barn on every 40 acres of land.
This is a really lofty goal and there is no way we can do this ourselves. We really only have the capacity to do a handful of barn kits every year. Our problem though, is that our kits have gained in popularity so much that we get hundreds of requests and we can't serve all of them.
Barn kits are heavy and they cost a lot to ship. This fact makes it cost prohibitive to ship more than a few hundred miles from our location. Besides, shipping several truckloads of lumber across many miles requires a lot of diesel fuel, and in turn gives the barn kit a big ecological footprint, and that just doesn't set well with me.
I would much rather make the tools and ideas available to a local “Barn Geek” a barn builder who can be trained to build a barn from materials that were sourced locally, maybe within as little as 100 miles of the building site. Or maybe they can bring a portable sawmill in and get the material from the site itself!
How great would it be to build barns like these...
Do you love old barns? Are you a licensed builder in your local area? Do you have a good reputation with your customers? Do you have a portable sawmill and want to work?
If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, than we might have an opportunity for you.
What you would get
Is there enough demand?
We started making and selling these barn kits in 2008. You heard that right, we started doing this in 2008! The same year the real estate bubble busted and property values plummeted. We have grown every year since then. In a down economy, we are one of the few who have grown.
How would you like to be part of an opportunity like that?
We are right now in the exploratory phase of this opportunity. We are currently hashing out the details. I can tell you one thing for sure. No matter what the arrangement looks like it has to be a win, win, win. It has to be good for the customer, good for you, and good for us.
Most likely there will be a monthly or yearly fee for listing you as a local barn builder, and having your own mini website on Barngeek.com. Along with that you would get wholesale pricing on the hardware and plans that we make for these barns. You would also get a discount on our design rates to design custom barns.
If you would like to here more about this opportunity and are interested in being one of our local barn builders, then please fill out the form below. We will email you before we launch, and you can get an early opportunity to get started.
Jan 15, 20 11:15 AM
The barn is about 45 years old. It is oak boards with a beautiful silvery sheen. It was built by my husband and I. It has a hay loft the whole second floor.
Jan 07, 20 12:12 PM
The Garber Barn2 is a 40 ft x 55 ft hand-hewn pine and oak mix barn frame built in the 1870s. It has four bays.The wall height is 16 ft 7 in and it is
Jan 03, 20 11:04 AM
This historic crib barn was built in mid- to late-1800s to store hay and house mules. It is located near Berger, Missouri and was built by Henry Louis
Jan 03, 20 11:01 AM
This barn is about 100 years old, thought to be made of chestnut, has a metal roof, rough sawn 8x8 beams, (2) 36x16 hay lofts, (1) 16x11 hay loft, a 16
Dec 19, 19 10:10 AM
The barn is all saw cut. Most of the beams are 10x10 with wood dowels. It has a hay loft and the floor is two layers thick and are 1x10. The floor joist
Dec 02, 19 09:36 AM
The barn was built in the early 1900’s around the same time as the 1928 farm house that resides on this beautiful property. The barn is 40X60 with plank
Dec 02, 19 09:33 AM
Outstanding non-typical repurposed barn frame for sale. This 40'x61' circa late 1830's is loaded with big handhewn timbers. All upright post are a full
Dec 02, 19 09:32 AM
This circa 1850's frame measures 30'x51'. All handhewn timbers measure full 12x12 with 12x12 tie beams. You have (3) 17' bays, with only 2 center post.
Nov 22, 19 09:50 AM
Old Barn that we would like to be reclaimed. The roof feel in on the 2nd floor during a heavy snow fall. Many large beams and siding still good. Looking
Nov 18, 19 11:37 AM
Circa 1800's barn. Hand Hewn beams from 7 feet to has long has 30 feet. All in good shape. Oak wood. Looking for buyer to tear down and re-purpose.
Nov 12, 19 05:20 PM
According to our local auditors site, this barn was built in 1901. Dimensions are 30x40ft. I could be wrong but It appears to be board and batten and
Nov 07, 19 08:48 AM
This beautiful barn is a 30 x 30 tobacco barn on our 97 acre farm. This sits next to a creek and little waterfall. All the old timers in this community
Oct 31, 19 09:54 PM
I followed these plans and the coop turned out great. I made a few modifications. I skipped the windows, and made the legs about another half foot taller
Oct 28, 19 09:10 AM
We have a 50x35 Horse barn with 2 hay lofts. One is 35x14 and the other is 35x24. Beams are 24' long. Barn is located near Waldron, Michigan. Please
Oct 25, 19 09:26 PM
I have a old 24'x50' barn for sale, unsure of the year and species. The barn is still structurally sound and dry. Barn is 2 story with internal silo.