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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May 06, 19 03:16 PM
My granddad and grandmother purchased this dairy farm in 1955 and barn was already there. The shed on one side l believe Is an add on. We hung tobacco
May 06, 19 03:12 PM
Old Farm barn. We don't know much about it. It was on the property when we bought it. It is too big of a project to fix. But, has good lumber on it. It
Apr 19, 19 04:58 AM
This barn frame early 1850's being sold as a 40x60 frame. Heavy hewn Timbers were used in this Frame. Bent layout is (3) 20 foot Bays. Outside uprights
Apr 18, 19 02:30 PM
1820's Sweitzer frame barn located in Hamilton, OH (35 minutes northwest of Cincinnati) for $85,000. Pricing is the complete package of everything from
Apr 18, 19 12:07 PM
Old Red Barn approx 60 x 100 basement and 1st floor Duncansville, PA $2500.00 or best offer. Contact information 814-330-1863 or 814-695-0932.
Apr 14, 19 08:05 PM
Tin on both sides of roof and lean to not painted. Sides of lean to are painted red on one side. Rough sawn, hayloft, gates and bunk feeders, enclosed
Apr 14, 19 05:40 PM
The white barn is a 40 by 75 white oak frame it has 19 foot lower eve height (very tall) the bents or tie beams are double stack spaced 6ft apart one at
Apr 11, 19 01:19 PM
This barn is dated late 1830’s, measuring 30’x59’. The bent layout is 19’-22’-18’. You have full length 9x10 low and midrafter plates. Uprights are measuring
Apr 11, 19 01:18 PM
This barn frame is dated early 1840’s , measuring 35’x45’ length. This frame has 4 bent sections. We have an 18’-14’-12’ bent layout. What makes this frame
Apr 11, 19 01:18 PM
This barn dated early 1880’s measures 30’x73’. The barn was designed to have wide open floor space in the middle section of the barn. You have an area
Apr 11, 19 01:17 PM
This barn dated late 1820 measures 40’x80’ long. I love old barns with non-typical building design. The barn is spaced at (4) 20’ bays. The outside walls
Apr 11, 19 01:11 PM
1830's 30x40 hewn frame barn located in Plain City, OH (suburb of Columbus) for $48,000. Pricing is the complete package of everything from the ground
Apr 11, 19 01:10 PM
Old Barn that has mostly fallen. In its day was more of a gable barn with the second floor used for hay and tobacco. The first floor had a separate room
Apr 09, 19 02:03 PM
Barn built around 1886 for small farm in Philadelphia area college town. This two-story barn is 20' x 31'. The barn has a hay loft above the second floor
Apr 08, 19 03:15 PM
As is Old 1800 Gable Barn 40x50 with steel roof. Hand hewn Beech wood beams 10' to 20' they are 8x8. They are join by mortise and tenon with wooden pegs.