Here are some frequently asked questions about converting our barns into homes.
I love the idea of living in a barn. How do I get started?
The best place to start is with some great Barn Style House Plans.
Do you sell Barn Home Kits?
We do not sell barn home kits. However, any of our barn kits can be converted into homes. We have many barn style house plans to choose from.
When converting a barn kit into a barn home, you will need to inquire with your local building department. We provide construction plans, but your barn home may need a floor plan and mechanicals for the building permit. You may need to hire a local architect to do that work.
How can I convert my new post and beam barn kit into a barn home?
There are many possibilities when doing a barn style house.
You may choose to finish off just the loft area or convert the whole barn into your dream barn house. With the big timber frame of your new barn you are not limited by load bearing walls. Window and door placement can be changed or added even after your post and beam barn kit is raised so you can get that perfect view.
How much does it cost to turn a barn into a home?
A barn dwelling conversion costs about the same as conventional construction. Costs vary depending on your choice of materials. Check with your building contractor to get a estimate for labor cost. Be wary though, if your quote for the post and beam barn comes in a great deal higher than your quote for conventional construction it may be because your contractor is inflating the cost of the post and beam construction. They would do this because they have a higher profit margin with conventional construction. This is why it is always important to get at least 3 quotes from different contractors.
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Feb 15, 18 02:37 PM
Looking at the pictures on your website it seems most of the new barns are using board & batten siding. Looking at the old barns it looks like just vertical
Feb 15, 18 02:30 PM
I can't find 6x6 full dimension lumber here? Are post anchor brackets available in 5.5'' (finished 6x6)? If so, what is the price? Thanks, Mark
Feb 15, 18 02:18 PM
We have a 100 year old barn on our property that we would like to renovate for our daughters wedding. In total it is a 70' x 75' barn structure. The
Feb 12, 18 02:43 PM
We are looking for someone to disassemble and take-away our circa mid 1800's Dutch Barn located 5 miles outside of historic Cooperstown, NY. SIZE This
Feb 09, 18 10:06 AM
We have an antique barn in Earl Park, IN 47942 that needs to be removed. Size is approximately 38x56. The barn is in very nice condition and has a lot
Feb 08, 18 10:16 AM
We have a Civil War Era (mid-1800's) log barn, with hand hewn log beams, that needs to be removed from farm land in Danville, Indiana 46122. Main barn
Feb 08, 18 10:08 AM
We have an old barn in Haviland, Ohio 45851 that needs to be removed (about 45 minutes from Ft Wayne, Indiana). We are seeking a barn salvage crew who
Feb 02, 18 09:31 AM
I am interested in a 44x72 Horse barn style like your 40x50. I want to add 10 ft covered lean to's on either side making it a 64x72. All open inside
Feb 02, 18 08:41 AM
I have a 28'x60' barn with original portion built in the late 1700's and an addition to the south from the early 1800s. We own a historic home that belonged
Jan 30, 18 06:55 PM
Approx. 1940 2-story bank barn. The cross beams or floor joists are made of beech wood and are 5x5x14. The floor is double layer and is tongue and groove.
Jan 30, 18 08:50 AM
1.5 story 1850's log house originally from Elora Ontario. The structure's dimensions are 33' x 26', giving you approx 1700 sq ft. Floor system (beams
Jan 29, 18 11:12 AM
I'm sorry if this has been covered on your site. I've just started researching old beams. We have an around 4'x4' x about 12' or 14'. Yes, those are are
Jan 29, 18 09:59 AM
Older part is 30x50. Mix of handhewn beams and saw cut. Newer add on is 30x40, saw cut beams. Both barns are in good standing shape except for one lower
Jan 13, 18 08:21 PM
The barn is 80x34 and it was built in 1946. It is roofed with shingles, there are a few holes in the roof. The siding was painted red, but it's pretty
Dec 14, 17 08:10 AM
32 by 36 hewn oak ground barn in good condition. 7 by 7 timber size though out the frame. Documented, tagged and will be dismantled soon. Complete barn