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25 Things I’ve Discovered from Living in a Barn: Reflections on Country Life

by Trevor Wilson, Weightlifter, Blogger & BarnLife Enthusiast I live in a barn. A red barn. In Vermont. If that doesn’t conjure up a slew of homey Rockwellian images, I don’t know what else will. Visions of lush green summers, golden autumns, and snowy white winters aside, surely there must be challenges. I mean, can …

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26 Even More Fabulous Barn Style House Pictures And Ideas

Barn Style House Pictures. When it comes to purely inspirational interior design, nobody beats the people over at Kibler and Kirch. And today we feature a couple of projects that they’ve done that are related to barndominiums but are closer to post and beam barn homes, One is a prairie Renaissance work that they did …

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The Owner Builder Timeline: Best Barndominium Construction Tool

Here’s the best owner builder schedule we’ve ever seen Are you serious about acting as your own general contractor? Download this invaluable PDF document that is being shared quietly in a few of the barndominium chat rooms and forums. It’s about scheduling your build. It is arguably one of the best we’ve seen. And although …

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Updated: The 8 Best Barndominium Videos On YouTube

Click the Red YouTube Button to Subscribe & See New Videos   Scroll down to see the latest video… You’ve spent months — maybe years — getting everything just right for your barndominium. Everything, that is, except the interior finish-out that will really make a difference. If you’re still stuck on how to decorate or …

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Amazing Barndominiums for Equestrians – Indoor Arenas, Apartments & More

In the Bible, Mary and Joseph hunted for a place to stay on that holy night 2,000 years ago. Too bad Bethlehem Barndominiums for Equestrians hadn’t been built yet. They could have had a much more comfortable stay. (NOTE — Feel free to touch or mouse over each image for a greatly enhanced view,) Livestock …

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31 More Of The Absolute Best Barndominium Pictures On The Planet With Links & Commentary

Money no object in finishing out your big barndominium? Once more in search of the Best Barndominium Pictures on the planet, here are 22 shots inside — and outside– a luxury ranch style barndo designed by Tiffany Fartha group, Wichita, Kansas. Watch especially for the dark wood-paneled gentlemen’s walk-in wardrobe and the terraced outdoor kitchen …

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Borrowing An Old World Look For Your New Barndominium Grounds

Are you lucky enough to have an old fieldstone outbuilding or barn on the property you bought for your forever home barndominium? Take a page from this wonderful restoration on Filly’s Island in the Cotswolds of England. A Lilleputian delight in your own back yard The tiny 35 foot x 10 foot structure has lived …

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Barndominium Resale Value: What’s Your Barn Home Worth?

So you’re either wondering what your current barndominium is worth. Or, if you haven’t built yet,  you’re wondering if it will appraise for what you will have invested in it.  What is your barndominium resale value? Real estate giant Zillow.com reports over 200 barndominiums currently for sale in Texas alone at prices ranging from $75,000 …

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Barndominium Builders: Real Life Owners Tell Their Stories

Click the Red YouTube Button to Subscribe & See New Videos   Sue Arthur and her husband Greg have been waiting a long time for their two-story barndominium to be ready for move-in. Fifteen years, to be exact. But their dream finally came true this year when they officially moved in and took possession. The …

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Don’t Overlook YouTube In Your Search for Barndominium Ideas and Inspiration

Click the Red YouTube Button to Subscribe & See New Videos We’ve mentioned before that Pinterest still rules the Internet in terms of barndominium ideas – photos, videos, and floor plans. But there’s a little known resource that shouldn’t be overlooked as you search for inspiration. It’s YouTube. Of course, seven out of ten quality …

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Seventeen More Barn Style House Pictures And Ideas

Once again by popular demand we depart from the metal building design so common among barndominium aficionados. Because we’ve discovered that not everyone who joins groups like these necessarily wants a metal home. Check out these pictures recently published in the Big Sky Journal HOME.Architectural design firm Kibler & Kirsch who first imagined the interior …

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Austin Culver’s Incredibly Transparent DIY Barndo Building Adventure

Hey! You’ve been wondering what the “ballpark” figures are for erecting a DIY 40′ x 80 ‘ barndo? Turns out you are in luck. Oilfield worker and barndominium builder Austin Culver not only talks articulately and passionately about his three-year barndo-building experience — he shares it with us, in line item by line item, painstaking …

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Luxury Barndominiums Part 2: The Pole Barn Grows Beyond The Texas Hill Country to the United Kingdom

Today we feature two exceptional luxury barndominiums — but one of them isn’t even in this country — or a full-time residence. We’ll explain. Luxury Barndominium 1: A Clearspan Two Story Texas Wonder Somewhere between Austin and Bastrop, Texas, sits the barn home pictured below. We don’t know who just bought it — for $700,000 …

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Playing It Safe: Who Issues The Best Barndominium Insurance? 

Barndominium insurance. No one wants it, anyone who has a barndominium needs it. If you’ve recently built — or are planning to build — a barndominium, you’re going to need someone to provide barndominium insurance. The question is, who? And for how much? And for what purposes?  Who issues barndominium insurance? Barndominium insurance is issued …

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Barndominium Pros and Cons: Deal-Breaking Differences

Barndominiums are becoming explosively popular these days. You can find at least one in almost every state in the U.S. What makes them so alluring? And for all their many Pros, are there an equal number of Cons that might give a future owner pause? Our conclusion is that barndominium pros far outweigh the cons. …

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2 Unique Barndominiums – Proving Once Again Not to Judge A Barndo By Its Cover

Go on. Raise your hand. Before you ever heard the word “barndominium,” how many of you would have assumed there was anything like a luxury home hidden away behind those rusted, corrugated tin walls above? Very few would have. In fact, we’ll bet that the local taxing authority — if  they were denied access to …

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Is This the Last Word on Outdoor Kitchens?

In looking over some of our earlier articles, we came across this one on outdoor kitchens. https://barndominiumlife.com/outdoor-kitchens-every-barndo-should-have-one/ And while we wouldn’t necessarily call it the last word on outdoor kitchens, the following article comes  very close. If you are at all interested in spending the upcoming winter months gathering information on how to create an …

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5 More Sensational Barn Home Floor Plans That Are Inexpensive and Totally Adaptable

Today we have five barn home floor plans — along with images of how the final structure will look. All from a respected design firm that will work with you until the design is exactly to your liking. Then, you simply find a good builder — or, if you’re brave enough — act as your …

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