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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Sep 16, 19 10:45 AM
The Plans were great. I started it with my 3 year old daughter, trying to involve her. It was quite a fun project, but I pretty much did it alone. I
Sep 16, 19 10:39 AM
We are looking at demoing and or selling the wood on our barn. The parcel # 19-001-00-00-056-001 The Bank Barn (Typical) was build in 1901 and is located
Sep 13, 19 08:03 AM
Looking for a company in Central Indiana to take down a 60x30 barn and then reassemble on my property. It would be a 5mile move. Let me know if you
Sep 13, 19 07:59 AM
I'm looking to sell my century barn outside of Salem, Ohio. As you will see the previous owner neglected the barn and a recent windstorm brought in part
Sep 12, 19 02:02 PM
This home is owned by the First United Methodist Church of Madisonville. It was used as a rental home for several years as it came with the purchase of
Sep 09, 19 07:37 AM
This is an 18 X 22 ft. log barn with attached porches on two sides and plank sheds on the other two sides. Total dimensions are 45 X 49 feet. Logs are
Sep 04, 19 09:58 AM
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Sep 04, 19 07:55 AM
I have a Barn for sale. We are having a tough time financially and need the extra money. We used it for kennels for our dogs. We need it gone. I’m asking
Sep 04, 19 07:52 AM
I think the barn was built in early 1900 based on a picture of the, then new, original farmhouse the neighbors had of their great aunt’s, who is in the
Sep 03, 19 08:44 AM
This great old barn is a mid 1900's gambrel style barn. I would like to repurpose the materials to someone who is seriously interested. There are many
Aug 16, 19 09:01 AM
Solid structure, straight with the following wood: 5 main beams 10' x 10' x 36' 12 support beams 8' x 8' x 14'6 1 support beam 8' x 8' x 11' 1 upright
Aug 10, 19 12:37 PM
This late 1800’s barn has very nice weathered wood siding. Sizes of planks vary 6”x 15’10” x 15’. Roof support boards are 8”x 22’ Please call 530-662-1232
Aug 04, 19 08:48 PM
Beautiful Mississippi barn for sale and will need to be relocated. I hate to part with it but lumber is already cut for new barn and this one has to go.
Aug 02, 19 06:55 AM
Barn is already being dismantled, in northern Ohio. Beams are about 50 percent oak/white oak, other 50 percent other species. Lots of big beams. Beams
Jul 26, 19 07:57 AM
This barn is 48' wide and 50' deep, with bents spaced 12' apart. It has massive 10 x 10 hand hewn posts. There's a swing beam on the second bent from