So you need barn style house plans. Maybe you have seen barn style houses in magazines, or pole barn house plans in books, or even timber frame house plans somewhere on the internet, either pintrest or instagram.
If your anything like me you looked up
the price for one of those timber frame home kits and your jaw hit
the floor! The price they want for one of those kits is
astronomical! Unless you are made of money, there is no way to
afford to build a timber frame house.
But, did you give up? Nope! You didn't get where you are today by giving up, and your not going to give up on your dream today are you? You have found creative solutions to problems like this in the past, and you will find a solution for finding the farm house plans you need this time too.
If you are smart, savvy, and a do it yourself-er with a git-er-done attitude you must have thought to yourself...
“There has got to be a way to get
barn style house plans, that I can use to build my home at a
“I mean, shoot there are plenty of
trees around these parts, and timbers are made from trees right?”
Maybe you can build a great barn style
house from the trees on your own property! Or maybe your neighbors
would sell you a few trees for a reasonable price.
I bet you thought to yourself,
“If I can get trees, and make them
into timbers on a sawmill, or hire a sawmill owner nearby to cut them
for me... I bet I can save a ton of money building my dream barn
But where do you start?
Maybe you have the desire and motivation to build a barn style house, but you don't know how to design your own frame or even how to size the timbers.
It is then that you realize, you need
barn style house plans... So you typed those words into your favorite
search engine, and voila you stumbled upon this website called
BarnGeek.com. Congratulations! You have already taken the first
step to make your barn style house plans a reality!
The barn style house plans you need are
right here on this page.
But, hold your horses for a second, I
have to make a disclaimer here or my lawyer is going to have a cow.
These barn plans are designed as barns... ie agricultural buildings.
They are not designed for, nor intended to be used as barn style
house plans. If you purchase these plans you agree that you
understand that they are intended for agricultural use only and if
you use them for any other purpose you do so at your own risk.
Now that that is out of the way, we can get down to the brass tacks so to speak.
I have had many many customers use these plans to build barn style homes with great success. They would download their favorite pole barn house plans from our barn plans library and take it or email it to their local building department and let them know they are planning to build a barn style house from these plans. Most of the time they were able to build their timber frame house without having to make any tweaks to the plans.. Others have had to tweak a couple small things before final approval.
Some building departments require
engineer or architect stamped plans. If that is the case, you will
have to find a local architect or engineer to stamp your plans. Many
have a policy of only stamping their own plans, so you may have to
have them draw new plans based on the barn style house plans you get
from our barn plans library.
Even if that's the case in your area, it is still well worth the small fee for downloading plans from the library, just to have a design that the architect can start from. You will save yourself and the architect hours upon hours of work trying to communicate what you want. If you have a set of plans that demonstrates what you want, then you will have saved yourself hundreds of dollars in preliminary design fees from the architect or engineer.
The barn plans are linked below, some
you can purchase individually and some are only available in our barn
Even if you only need one, I would encourage you to purchase the library of barn plans. There are video tutorials on building your barn home, including tips on finding timbers locally, and construction methods that will save you a ton of time and money.
Not to mention the fact that almost every design goes through many changes from concept to reality. It would be worth while to have options available to you when or if you need them.
Still have questions? Check out our barn home faq
Mar 20, 18 11:22 AM
This barn has four bents. All the post are 8x8 with 8x8 beams. The top tie beam is 40’ long all southern yellow pine. This barn is dismantled and ready
Mar 20, 18 10:54 AM
Barn was originally built in 1800's and added on, with the most recent from 1935. It is L Shaped 75x78 4400 sf 2 stories. The construction is post and
Mar 16, 18 10:53 AM
I noticed on one of the pictures for a Gable Barn you show dormers. Can they be added to plans? I don’t see any plans with dormers. I want to build an
Mar 14, 18 01:45 PM
For sale is a 1917 post and beam barn completely dismantled and ready for re-erection as a barn home. The barn is labeled and blue printed and treated
Mar 14, 18 01:37 PM
Style: Early New England/Yankee Dairy Barn Year Built: 1800-1825 Location: Farmington, Maine area Dimensions: approximately 72x40 ft Details: from the
Feb 28, 18 09:24 AM
This late 1850’s barn measuring 38’x76’ is the small sister to the New Washington frame. Built in the same time period and about 8 miles from the larger
Feb 28, 18 09:22 AM
This late 1860’s barn frame measures 26’x50’ with an attached 18’ x40’ storage area. Both frames are handhewn and are original. This master barn builder
Feb 28, 18 09:21 AM
This early 1860’s measures 30’wide x 46’ long. The bent layout 16’-16’-14’. This frame is just the right size for a retirement home. Uprights measure 9”x10”
Feb 28, 18 09:20 AM
This late 1850’s frame measures 30’x50’. It has all handhewn timbers measuring a full 9”x9”. The bent layout is 20’-15’-15’. The roof design is queen post.
Feb 28, 18 09:19 AM
This late 1840’s frame measures 46’x70’ with NO CENTER SUPPORTS. Located in the Dayton area this barn was constructed by a master timber frame builder
Feb 28, 18 09:15 AM
This late 1880’s frame measures 36’x52’. The barn has beautiful full size 9”x9” circle sawn beams thru out. The frame is all oak. The bent layout is 16’-18’-18’.
Feb 19, 18 09:16 AM
This early 1850’s frame measures 45’x80’. The bent layout is 24’-16’-16’-24’. Large handhewn timbers thru out. Exterior upright are a full size 10”x11”
Feb 19, 18 09:12 AM
This massive barn frame measures a full 46’ wide by 100’ in length. This is an original build (no additions). The bent lay out is 24’-16’-16’-18’-12’-14’.
Feb 19, 18 09:10 AM
This late 1850’s all handhewn barn frame measures 30’x50’. The bent layout is 20’-15’-15’. The frame has nice fullsize 10”x10” handhewn beams. It also
Feb 19, 18 09:09 AM
This barn built in the early 1840’s measures 40’x60’. All the timbers in this barn are a fullsize 12”x12”. On one end is a double stack beam with the lower