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.
Sep 20, 18 02:24 PM
Barn was built in 1940. It has a large lower area and an adjacent area that was used for dairy cows. There is a hay loft on either side. Overall building
Sep 19, 18 07:36 PM
I have an old barn with a loft and with good wood, 100+ yrs. old for sale, set on the original fieldstone foundation. The barn is 30X40, shingled roof.
Sep 16, 18 07:43 PM
Built in the 1900's of redwood with tin roof. This dirt floor beauty still stands firm. Painted White on the outside with the wood kept in its natural
Sep 16, 18 07:41 PM
Barn available in Boswell, Pennsylvania. 30 feet wide by 50 feet long. Built in 1890, hand-hewn beams, old wood throughout. Mixed hardwoods, not painted.
Sep 10, 18 10:40 AM
The first structure was an old tobacco barn, locally referred to as the Beam Barn. This has an inner structure of approximately 24’ x 24’ hand hewn logs
Sep 05, 18 01:13 PM
2x10 and 9x10 Hemlock boards from 1850's barn. 29 - 2 x 10 x 22 12 - 2 X 10 X 12 12 - 2 X 10 X 14 9 - 2 X 10 X 16 11 - 2 X 10 X 10 8 - 2 X 10 X 8 9
Aug 24, 18 09:44 PM
30x45 Barn with hand hewn timbers has been in the family since the late 1800’s. Most of the siding is rough cut oak 10” from the mid 1960’s, but some
Aug 20, 18 07:38 PM
Big Red Barn with Single Family House House is 3 Beds 1 Bath - 1,376 sqft Needs rehab work Big Beautiful Red Barn needs repairs as well Located in Kingsford
Aug 09, 18 06:46 PM
Greetings, We have multiple antique timber frame barns in Indiana that need to be removed as soon as possible. Most are rough sawn timber frame barns
Aug 07, 18 12:32 PM
I have 8 four week old chicks and needed a coop I could build on a weekend. I used the plans and made some minor adjustments. Thank you for having these
Jul 23, 18 09:00 AM
Hay loft over the 84 x 32 area. It has had hay sitting in there since we purchased the property about six years ago. I can walk on some of the area safely.
Jul 10, 18 08:07 AM
Big old barn built about 1900, huge loft overall in good shape. The lean-to has some water damage along rear edge, it has a metal roof and the beams
Jul 09, 18 11:17 AM
Early 1900’s barn frame, handcrafted from Indiana hardwoods, reconditioned and ready for a new home! 5,040 SF, 8x8 circle sawn post and beam, pegged, 42’
Jun 22, 18 03:43 PM
Barn was most likely built in the late 1800's. A feature that makes this barn a little unique is the hay track is made out of wood instead of metal.
Jun 15, 18 05:05 PM
It's a stunning old 30X45 barn that has been weathering beautifully most of it's long life. Roof is in great shape and the barn is dry. Has a pretty good