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.
***Please note: Our full barn kits are only available within a limited shipping area. We are sorry if you are out of that shipping area, we are working on solutions for you that would include, hardware packages, templates for cutting your own timbers, lists of local timber suppliers, lists of local contractors, etc. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on the progress of these resources.
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Oct 14, 17 09:08 AM
Built in 1930. Approximately 40x60, poplar board wood siding weathered grey, sawn beams 8x8 2nd floor loft 1/8 falling down because of storage that has
Oct 12, 17 09:01 AM
This old 1890's barn is in original condition and never painted. The two sides were additions using the lumber from the original barn. Had wood shingles
Oct 05, 17 04:57 PM
We just completed the barn raising on the Bellweather Historic Barn Frame dated 1864. This barn measures 40'x62' and is located in Wakeman Ohio. The crew
Oct 03, 17 10:10 AM
1860’s Barn frame for Sale Ideal for an event, structure, house, or studio. 40’x80’ 5 bent hand hewn native hardwoods 11”x11” timber frame, excellent
Sep 27, 17 12:02 PM
I have a 40x50 bank barn for sale. Built 1874, 10x10 main beams. Slippery rock PA. Beautiful structure. Not sure of wood type. Roof is in good condition,
Sep 20, 17 08:50 PM
Looking for general quotes on removal of an old bank barn and an old small barn (formerly used for a granary), along with their foundations (concrete,
Sep 09, 17 12:23 PM
Our 1860's homestead has a dilapidated barn. The stone house on the property was built in 1867. We determine the barn to be the same period. Roof collapsed
Aug 27, 17 10:39 PM
It's a stately old 36x46 wide barn that has been weathering gracefully most of it's long life. It's waiting for someone who would humanely disassemble
Aug 19, 17 04:28 PM
My wife decided we need some chickens for our little farm so I told her I'd build her a coop. After looking at multiple designs I fell in love with the
Aug 15, 17 02:39 PM
Timeless Barn Company, LLC has for sale a circa 1850s timber frame barn. This barn is located in Clinton County, Indiana and must be moved as the land
Aug 09, 17 09:33 AM
Timeless Barn Company, LLC has a 22x14 timber frame up for sale. $15,000 plus shipping to your site. Timbers are clean, sound and ready to go. Rafters
Aug 04, 17 02:02 PM
For sale: Melvin's Cabin Melvin's Cabin is a 24x24 small barn with 8x14 hand hewn beams. It was built in the 1800s and is reputed to have been a one
Aug 03, 17 04:06 PM
**Ohio Valley Barn Salvage** Barn conversion frame for sale at Ohio Valley Barn Salvage. True 40'x60' 1870's all handhewn barn frame. Bent layout is 14'-14'-16'-16'.
Aug 02, 17 12:31 PM
We have 5,000 board feet of Barn Wood available for $2.50 per board foot. Widths range from 6 inches to 14 inches. Colors range from solid weathered
Jul 31, 17 09:38 AM
Our barn has a haymow and several stalls with thick planks. 32x40. Roof received some damage last Fall so the sooner the barn is used the better. We