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The Barndominium Saturday Night Bath: An Old Tradition Goes Upscale

French Bateau clawfoot tub with hand painted patina – $3995 . Click the tub for details. For many folks — now well into their eighties and nineties — who really WERE raised in — or near — a barn, complete with hayloft — the frugal tradition of the Saturday night bath was a big deal. …

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Still More Tips on How to Convert a Barn into a House

Convert a barn into a house? It’s a romantic dream for many people. It’s been accomplished by several prominent architects, and for Americans especially, it is seen as a way of preserving our historical and cultural heritage as suburbia eats up more and more of rural America.  So how do you convert a barn into …

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We Passed a Milestone Over on YouTube

Well, it took the better part of two years to reach a thousand subscribers on our YouTube, channel, but we did it!  To celebrate, we put together a montage of images from some of the Southern owned barndominiums showcased earlier  here on Barndominiumlife.com. Scroll down to see that post. Take a few minutes and watch …

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Heated Concrete Floors: Do They Really Make a Difference?

Here in the mountains of North Carolina where BarndominiumLife.com originates — improbably — we sometimes get the tail end of brutal Nor’Easters that bring snowy circumstances to the states farther north of us. We don’t escape the consequences either, although arguably the winds — sometimes clocked at 60 mph for hours on end — can …

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First Things First: How Much Does a 40×60 Concrete Slab Cost?

You want to build your dream barndominium on that plot of land you bought several years ago and you’ve got the perfect floor plans. You want a 40×60 foot metal building that will house your 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment within it. But you’ve got to figure up costs. Starting with the foundation. How much …

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From Napkin to Blueprint: Where Do You Find a Great Barndominium Architect?

You have only gotten so far in your quest to build the perfect barndominium. You have it sketched out on the back of a napkin, So, the question is: Where do you find a great barndominium architect? The same way you’d find an architect for a custom home project. You would conduct a thorough search …

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Barndominium Owner Builder: How to Be Your Own General Contractor

A question that comes up now and then is how to make your barn home possible by acting as an owner-builder rather than hiring a company to build your barndominium turnkey. Can you really save all that much? And is it worth the extra time and considerable effort? You’re a barndominium owner builder. How do …

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Barndominium Owner Builder Tips: Number 1 in a Series

Thanks for visiting BarndominiumLife.com today. You’re in good company. Our mailing list has doubled just in this past week, as our number of page views went way beyond 13,000 for the month of February. Our presence on Pinterest has also mushroomed from zero monthly viewers to well over 150,000. And we’ve just started our own …

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Barndominium Owner Builder Tips: Number 2 in a Series

We recently posted the first in a series of reports on barndominium owners who acted as their own general contractor to achieve remarkable savings. In the first post, Daniel Sowell, who built his huge 6600+ sq ft barndo for around $85 a sq ft, revealed a terrific timeline with specific steps to consider in building …

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Rendering Unto Caesar: How Are Barndominiums Taxed?

A growing sore spot for barndominium owners is how their barndos are valued for tax purposes. So the core question is twofold. How are barndominiums taxed? Many assessors count the unheated square footage of a barndominium shop toward the total taxable. Other assessors only count the heated space. It’s a difference that can add up …

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17 Jaw Dropping Barndominium Kitchens That Will Amaze You

This stunning barndominium kitchen is part of an historic Dutch barn built in the mid 1700s in New York state. It was reclaimed and remodeled last year. The details on this remarkable restoration can be read by clicking here.  Once you’ve decided on the idea of a barndominium in your future, it’s time for the …

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Barndominium Cost vs House: What’s the Difference?

You’re finally ready to build on that parcel of land you bought out in the country. Now, the question is; Do you want to build the barndominium you’ve been dreaming of? Or should you go ahead and build just a conventional house? Barndominium Cost vs House? What’s the difference? Houses are typically built of wood …

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DEAR JOHN! The Very Best Barndominium Bathroom Amenities We’ve Ever Seen

What started off as a simple search for barndominium bathroom fixtures has yielded all sorts of ideas — mostly for the john, but some not. And many have links to places you can purchase from. Some, sadly, we couldn’t trace back to a supplier. Some, of course, will just require a trip to your local …

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The Barndominium Shell: Ideal for DIYers

Building a barndominium, starting with a low-cost shell, is becoming a trendy and fashionable DIY challenge. But questions remain. The Barndominium Shell. Is it a cost-effective solution brought about by increased competition? Several kit builders make theirs available from $7,000 to $40,000 and up. But they come without slabs, doors, or windows as shells-only. Many …

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Financing a Barndominium: How to Find a Lender

Where do you find a lender willing to make a new construction loan on a barndominium? This question gets asked a lot, so we set off in search of helpful answers on financing a barndominium. Financing a Barndominium. We found that farm credit lenders and local banks — especially if you’re already a customer — …

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34 Incredible Barndominium Interiors

We were wondering where to find inspiring barndominium interiors — images of the insides of America’s most beautiful barndominiums. So we set off in search of them. What are barndominium interiors? They are defined as what can be found on the inside of a steel-enclosed or post and beam building known as a barndominium. From …

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The 5 Best Barndominium Shop Plans with Living Quarters

In planning for our new barndominium, we thought how cool it would be to have a big shop area under the same roof as our 3-bedroom living quarters. So we set about searching for the best barndominium floor plans: What do the best barndominium shop plans with living quarters look like? Ideally, they are between 30×60 …

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Tiny Barndominiums: 25 Cozy Kits You Can Build In A Week

Interested in tiny barndominiums? Increase your property’s value and create a wonderful getaway at the same time. Build one of these cabins DIY, using  a low- to medium-priced kit from one of the Internet’s fastest growing innovators. These 25 tiny barndominium kits are just a mouse click away. And they run from a low of …

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