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DIY Barndominium Journey by Morgan Roepke

Our DIY Barndominium Part 13: Spray Foam Insulation and Drywall

Throughout our building journey, many people have swooned over thinking about the drywall phase. “When you have drywall up, your house actually looks like a home!” Needless to say, with getting our insulation in and drywall up, this has been a big, exciting stage of our journey, and it has helped us to start thinking …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 12: Barndominium Rough In Work

In part 11 of the series, we discussed our interior barndominium framing. After framing comes barndominium rough in work: HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. These tasks were exciting and overwhelming. All of the trades can, and for us, did work in the home all at the same time, which meant we were making tons of decisions …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 11: Barndominium Framing

We are excited to share that our barndominium framing is officially complete! Since our last update, our framing crew has built our second floor, framed our fireplace, and finished the extremely large wall that separates our kitchen and garage. We are so thankful to have been connected with this contractor and his team. Framing has …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 10: Interior Framing

In today’s update, watch our barn transform from a metal skeleton into a home because of interior framing. After our exterior was completed, we hired a two-man crew to come in to do our framing. In just one week, our home went from totally empty to having rooms and spaces, stairs and storage areas. During …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 9: Completing the Barndominium Exterior

This has been a long time coming, but we are FINALLY finishing up our barndominium exterior. In our building journey so far, we have had ups and downs, but we are so in love with our home. In our situation, we decided to complete the exterior (concrete, metal trusses, exterior framing, siding, roof, windows and …

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Our DIY Barndominum Part 8: Purchasing Materials for a Barndominum

Looking for the other articles in the series? Check out part 7 here! Find a list of the articles in order on Instagram @morgan.homebuild and click the link in bio. Purchasing Materials for a Barndominium One of of the most important jobs that an owner has in the home building process is purchasing materials that …

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3 Big Lessons Learned While Building a Barndominium – Part 7

Our DIY Barndominium Part 7: Lessons Learned While Building This is not your average update from us during our barndominium build, and that is because the last two weeks have not been so average. I could focus on detailing the progress, and I will do some of that, but I thought it would be more …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 6: Building the Barndominium

On this week’s update of our barndominium build, we get to talk about actually building the barndominium! For the last couple of weeks, our crew has been delivering materials, and working on the beginning stages of our structure. In the next couple of weeks, we will be totally finished with our metal siding, roof and …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 5: Slab Foundation

The last two weeks have been an explosion of building progress, after months and months of planning, all with one goal in mind: pouring the slab foundation. This step is HUGE for many reasons, one of which being that it is so final. There is no crawlspace to get into to rework the plumbing if …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 3: Finding the Best Floor Plans

How we found the BEST floor plan for us, redesigned it, worked with an architect, and are on our way towards finishing our dream barndominium! Check out our other articles in the series: Part 2: Benefits of a Barndominium Part 1: Introduction Find more info and pics from our journey on instagram @morgan.homebuild The first …

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Our DIY Barndominium Part 2: Benefits of a Barndominium

By Morgan Ropeke Benefits of a Barndominium Thinking back many months ago, one of the biggest turning points in our journey was when we finally decided to build a barndominium over a traditional home. There are many benefits of a barndominium and also benefits when considering a traditional home. Trust me, this was a HUGE …

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