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About Us

Mission Statement: is a media brand dedicated to celebrating the barndo lifestyle. Through blog posts, videos, instructional guides, floor plans, and more we help barndo enthusiasts build their dream barndominium.

Vision Statement: Our goal is that there’s over 1,000,000 barndominiums in the world by 2030. Right now the United States has a huge lack of housing. We’ve got to build! By informing consumers about the beauty and simplicity of barndominiums, our vision is that we help grow the popularity of barndominiums. For consumers who have already decided a barndominium is right for them, we want to educate and accelerate their barndominium build.

The Team:

Managing Editor:

Michele T – Michele is the managing editor at Barndominium Life and has responsibility for content, editorial, and managing our team of writers. Her background is in marriage and family studies and when she’s not balancing the demands of raising 5 kids, you can find her inspiring others to be better kids, spouses, and family members.

Michele has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Marriage and Family Studies from BYU and is an expert on all topics related to raising a family.

A native Californian, Michele and her family reside in Rockwall, TX outside of Dallas. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.


Don H – Don is a building expert turned sales executive with a burning passion for barndominiums.

As a lifelong devotee to living an outdoors and hands-on lifestyle, the barndominium was instantly appealing. Long had he dreamed to escape city and suburban life, and after seeing the the Fixer Upper episode on barndominiums, he was hooked.

He’s a fourth-generation Texan and loves sharing his home state’s fastest-growing home style with the rest of the country (and world!).

You can contact him at [email protected]

Barndominium Life University

Morgan and Randie Roepke – Morgan and Randie Roepke are teachers, DIY-ers, and barndominium enthusiasts who are currently building their dream barndo in southeast Missouri. An English teacher by trade, Morgan loves to research and write about barndominiums.

Her favorite thing is connecting with others in the vast barndo community about all things barndominium. Morgan and Randie have four young kids and are passionate about adoption, foster care, education, real estate, and football. 

Find their build on Instagram @morgan.homebuild and check out their video course Barndominium Life University

The first barndominium we ever saw, from Fixer Upper in 2016. It was not the last!


Mike W – Mike runs operations here at Barndominium Life. In his day to day, you’ll find him talking to builders, house plan designers, and other service providers. In addition, he works with members of the barndominium community to help drive awareness of the burgeoning barndominium industry. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.

Robert M – Robert runs the partnerships team at Barndominium Life. He’s responsible for working with our partner homebuilders, kit providers, and advertisers.

When he’s not working, you can find him riding through the Texas Hill Country and drinking a tall, cool Topo Chico.

Robert can be reached at [email protected]


Gail H – Gail currently spends her free time geeking out about what’s new and trending in the world of barndominiums.

She is the former executive editor of and loves working with the team and members of the barndominium community. She now contributes to the blog on occasion, but only when she feels like it!

todd and cathy mcginnis

Cathy and Todd McGinnis – Cathy and Todd McGinnis built their dream barndominium just outside Charlotte in Marshville, NC. They love the debt-free lifestyle that a barndominium has helped them live. Believe it or not, their build cost a grand total of $180,000 – far cheaper than building a traditional home.

Their home has been featured multiple times on Barndominium Life – click here to view the photos.

You can follow along on their Instagram page @hickorynutfarmbarndominium

Matt and Jamie Buckner – We are Matt and Jamie Buckner. We are currently building our third home on our 21 acre farm in Georgia. We bought our starter home in a neighbor hood at 18 and 20. Kids came along and we out grew the house so we built our second home at 21 and 23. We decided we did not want to raise our kids in a neighborhood so we bought property and now at 25 and 27 we are building a barndo. It is scheduled to be finished in July 2021!

You can follow along on Instagram and Facebook. Posts on Barndominium Life are coming soon!

Noah Edis

Noah Edis is a passionate staff writer at Barndominium Life, a leading online resource for all things barndominium. With years of experience in the writing industry, Noah has made a name for himself as a skilled storyteller and a knowledgeable authority on the topic of barndominiums.

Noah is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where he earned a degree in English Language and Literature. When he’s not writing about barndominiums, he can be found exploring the great outdoors, trying new restaurants, or spending time with his family and friends. Noah is dedicated to his craft and is always striving to improve his writing skills and knowledge of the barndominium lifestyle.

Connect with Noah on LinkedIn

Mattie D – Mattie is a prolific home and garden writer based out of Central Florida. Having graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in English, Mattie has written for numerous home and garden publications.

John S – John runs his at-home writing business out of Columbia, SC. He’s a boots-on-the-ground correspondent and loves getting out to visit barndominiums nearby. He’s been writing about homes since 1997, and is the newest member of the Barndominium Life team.

The Story

I first heard about barndominiums like many others – when Chip and Joanna Gaines featured the barndominium on Fixer Upper. I instantly wanted to learn more!

When I first set out looking for more information on barndos, I was a bit confused. I quickly realized that there was a dearth of information on barndominiums online. From finding a barndominium floor plan, to finding a local builder, to kit providers – no one was writing about the barndominium.

Quickly stumped, I did more digging. There HAD to be more people like me, right? And there were. After researching on Facebook, I found a burgeoning community of barndominium enthusiasts within various Facebook groups. Today, these communities count nearly 100,000 members and are active every single day. After researching barndominiums for hours and hours, my contribution to the barndo community is this website, My aim is to educate, inform, and inspire you to take action and Build Your Dream Barndominium.

And build we have. gets over 100,000 pageviews each month, all with the intent of learning more about barndos. Our 138 page eBook is the #1 new release in Home Design on a little website called

How to Build Your Own Barndominium & 200+ Floor Plans

Get started today with our program "Barndominiums Made Easy: How to Build Your Own Barndominium" and get 200+ barndominium floor plans included!

And each day, pictures and stories of new barndominiums make their way to our site in order to inspire others to build THEIR dream barndominium.

Wherever you are in your barndominium journey, welcome. We hope you enjoy.

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