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Barndominium on a Budget Tracker

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Overwhelmed trying to keep track of your barndominium build costs?

Over HALF of people who build a barndominium go over on their budget.

Keep reading if you want to keep your barndominium on YOUR budget.

Are you scrambling to track bids and cost estimates for your barndo?

I get it. Building a barndominium is one of the toughest yet rewarding things you can do. Providing shelter for your family is priceless.

When I built my barndominium, I was going CRAZY trying to keep up with bids from different vendors and figuring out which one was best. I mean there’s so many things that need to be considered – land, foundation, floor plans – it’s just insanity. Not to mention how fast prices of things are changing due to supply chain and inflation issues (thanks a lot!!!).

That’s why we built the “Barndominium on a Budget” bid tracker and spreadsheet.

This is the organization tool I wish I had when I was building my barndominium. Learn from my mistakes!

Here is an overview of the things you’ll get under control as part of the “Barndominium on a Budgetbid tracker and spreadsheet.

Consolidate all bids you receive into a single place. This is a god-send whether you’re just trying to figure out if you can afford a barndo or you’ve already started your build
Keep track of financing bids that you receive. In a rising interest rate environment, this will be huge! There’s so much more to financing estimates than JUST the interest rate you get. Track it all here.
As part of beginning your build, you’ll need to get a soil test done on your land. The prices of this can vary from $800 to upwards of $2,000! Make sure you get the right team and the right deliverables done.
One of the other most important things is to get a set of floor plans so that builders and service providers can know what you’re building. This allows to give them accurate bids for everything else. Use our tool to keep track of bids you get for the set of plans!
Likely the most expensive part of building a barndominium is getting the actual “shell” or “kit”. It can seem like these are all pretty similar, but that is NOT the case. There’s tons of small details to keep track of – don’t let this aspect derail your build!
The builder/GC is of critical importance. Make sure you keep track of all terms, conditions, and other parts of working with them!
Keeping track of all subcontractors is something your general contractor should do, but you still have a lot of input into who they use. Use our budget tracker to keep track of all of the subs your GC will use. Subs like:
-Driveway/Concrete Contractors
-Foundation Design
-Front Door
-Bathroom Fixtures
-Kitchen Fixtures
-Light Fixtures
-Plugs & Switches
-Trims and Baseboards

Here are some of the ways we’ll help you get ahead of things that can go wrong

We will help you track an INSANE amount of exterior fixtures. Things like:
-Trim Selections
-Brick & Stone
-Exterior Paint
-Exterior Doors
-Garage Doors
-Porch Design
As well as tons of interior fixtures as well:
-Interior Paint & Stain
-Kitchen Cabinets
-Master Bathroom Cabinets
-Secondary Bathroom Cabinets
-Laundry Room Cabinets
-Light Fixtures
-Kitchen Plumbing Fixtures
-Plumbing Fixtures
-Bathroom Mirrors & Closets
-Door Knobs
-Light Switches & Plugs
We’ll help you track ALL aspects of your budget as you begin your build. Things like:
-Loan Amount & Cash
-Pre-Construction Soft Costs
-Site Prep/Hard Costs
-Rough Structure
-Exterior Weathertight
-Drywall/Finish Carpentry
-Interior & Exterior Finishing Touches
-Final Inspections
-Contingency Reserve
How to accurately estimate the cost of your barndominium build. It’s not an exact science, but getting a ballpark estimate can be so challenging! We make it a bit easier and provide a “barndominium cost calculator” to boot.

Why Barndominium Life?

45-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied you’ll get your money back, no questions asked. We are so confident we’ll give you up to 45 days.

The Trusted Name

We are the first and most trusted name in the Barndominium community. We have been in business since 2018, far longer than any of the “Johnny Come Lately’s” out there.

24/7 Support

No matter the time of day, if you have any issues with your order we are there to help. We work around the clock to help you get the information that you need for your barndominium.


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