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Barn Homes: A Touch of Rustic

Barns September 13, 2017

Barn homes

These days homes are made from of wide variety of materials, constructed in many unique and creative ways, and people are living both on and off the grid. From the tiny house, to metal framed homes, there is so much to choose from it could make your head spin when it’s time to make a decision on what’s best for you and your family. We are indeed spoiled for choice. Many people still prefer that traditional, but more and more are taking advantage of  the untried. Barn homes offer just the customized and rustic feel than that so many folks are looking for, and they also get the satisfaction of recycling an old building and creating something very special.

High and beamed ceilings are the hallmark of the barn home, and wood is the most used material in the interior. For those who enjoy a bit of country and rustic elements, the barn home is the most ideal structure they could choose. Most barn homes have open floor plans , with one “room” area of the home flowing beautifully into the next. This feeling of open flow is often unique to the barn home. The barn home usually has more than one story, and a feeling of spaciousness is a very happy consequence. It is a perfect place for a growing family, with plenty of space for entertaining if you enjoy guests coming over. The gallery below offers images of both exterior and interior barns homes. These images are from a variety of sources and the research material here is courtesy of Pinterest. The gallery is intended to help percolate your creativity and to give you ideas of how a barn home might be a good fit for you.

Images are courtesy of (reading from left to right in each row) :Sand Creek Post and Barn; Houzz; Hobby; Sand Creek Post and Barn; Pinterest; idenbarnhomes.com; Pinterest; Pinterest; homedesignee.us; vagabomber; Pinterest; Pinterest.

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Tack Barn Shelters from $2,610

Barns January 17, 2017

Tack Barn Shelters from $2,610

There is always a need for extra space on a ranch or any home that cares for large animals like horses and cattle. The Tack barn is built for storing all of their needs. You can use this space to store food, supplies, medication, and supplements, whatever your horse or cattle need. If you don’t care for animals, you can use the space for storage to keep the house uncluttered. Store extra furniture and family keepsakes in this very convenient space.

The Tack barn could be an extra living space as well, be creative and keep a library inside of your favorite books and entertainment equipment. Garage bands can use this space as a practice area, and keep the loud noises away from the house. You can count on the Amish to build a structure that is durable and will last through generations.

BUILT BY M.B., DISTRIBUTED BY AMISH BUILDINGS

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Amish Buildings, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Old barn to cozy cottage: Look inside a breathtaking vacation home

Barns December 1, 2016

Imagine an old barn being totally transformed into a stunning vacation cottage, and you  have got the makings of what is now a rental through a company called Dioni. The house will take your breath away and you will never be able to imagine that it was once a barn. The home is located in beautiful Gwynedd, Wales and has two bedrooms which would accommodate a family on vacation. There is also a stunning loft that is used for one of the two bedrooms and holds space for a double bed.

The scenery is just as gorgeous as the home, with breathtaking mountains right outside your door. This cottage takes advantage of the natural beauty in that area by having glass doors that open all the way across so you can take in the mountains and bring the outside in. The home is spacious with high ceilings accented by wooden beams that are just gorgeous to behold. It gives this home a feel of luxury that most cottages don’t have.
Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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These Amish Barn Homes Start at $11,585

Barns December 1, 2016

These Amish Barn Homes Start at $11,585

This is a small house structure with a barn home basis. It’s an Amish barn house from, you guessed it, Amish Buildings. This one is a “Hi-Loft Porch Barn” model. A lot of people are looking at these small houses, and alternative buildings styles in general. For some its the cost, for some its the rustic look they’re looking for.

And if you end up building another house, you can use a barn house as a barn later, or storage, or a guest house, or ship it out for someone else to buy as a house. And who’s to say you can’t update the building a bit later with a bathroom, or a sink and fridge, or add a second unit onto it?

Miller Hi-Loft Porch Barns employ all the quality components of the Miller Hi-Loft Barns with the addition of an 8′ wide porch along one side. Full loft and stairway are included. The 16′ wide Hi-loft Porch Barns come with a curver stairway and landing. 24′ wide Hi-Loft Porch Barns are also available.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Amish Buildings, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Quaint Country Barn Home with Wrap-aound Porch and Dormers

Barns November 2, 2016

Quaint Country Barn Home with Wrap-aound Porch and Dormers

The barn style house. It’s one of the most versatile structures there is. Whether you are utilizing it for storage and/or barn machinery, or living in it as a home, this metal building is durable and will last for years to come with proper maintenance. With the slanted roof and traditional exterior, this metal pole barn will be a draw for many types of buyers.

For smaller families, it can be the perfect structure to call home. One portion could still be used as storage from the weather and storms and the other portion can be used as a small barn house. The area along the front is lengthy and can be used for sitting outside in the evenings with family and friends. This metal pole barn house can be accessorized on the inside as it suits you; either country traditional or modern and minimal.

Ponderosa Country Barn Home, 1010, by Sand Creek Post and Beam

Barn Project Info:

“This 22×24 Ponderosa Country Barn Home is customized with a 9ft wrap around open porch and dormers. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Nebraska.”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Spectacular Barn Home with 12ft lean-tos, Dormers and Dark Stained Interior Beams

Barns November 2, 2016

Spectacular Barn Home is with 12ft lean-tos, Dormers and Dark Stained Interior Beams

A barn structure is one of the most versatile structures there is. Whether you are utilizing it for storage and/or barn machinery, or living in it as a home, this metal building is durable and will last for years to come with proper maintenance. With the slanted roof and traditional exterior, this metal pole barn will be a draw for many types of buyers.

For smaller families, it can be the perfect structure to call home. One portion could still be used as storage from the weather and storms and the other portion can be used as a small barn house. The area along the front is lengthy and can be used for sitting outside in the evenings with family and friends. This metal pole barn house can be accessorized on the inside as it suits you; either country traditional or modern and minimal.

Great Plains Western Horse Barn Home

Barn Project Info:

“This 16×60 Great Plains Western Horse Barn Home is customized with 12ft lean-tos, dormers and dark stained interior beams. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Kansas.”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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24×60 Great Plains Western Barn Home

Barns October 6, 2016

24×60 Great Plains Western Barn Home

A lovely barn home that can be customized, is a family’s dream house, and this one comes with a storage room. Storage may not be a luxurious amenity, but it is a well-needed one that many homes don’t have enough of. The storage room can serve many purposes in a family home, like a food pantry area for the overflow, a tool shed, or a place in the home where things can hide away until you need them, such as luggage, bikes, and other items that are not used daily. There is no end to what a storage room can be used for, but it keeps the rest of the home clear, clean and spacious looking.

These barn homes are durable and versatile. They can be customized to the needs of your family. Perfect for mid-sized or large families, there is plenty of room in this stunning barn home with a storage room. If you are a couple, this home allows you to grow your family or run a home business with the help of having a storage room.

Barn Project Info:

This 24×60 Great Plains Western Barn Home is customized with 14ft lean-tos. It contains storage below with loft living above. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in North Carolina.

Barn Homes

Sand Creek Post & Beam kits have become the starting point for many custom homes across the country. The soaring wood ceilings and exposed post and beam frame are not only beautiful, but extremely strong and versatile. Rustic yet dignified, our kits provide the perfect blend of value, strength, and style for your custom home.

We will provide you with the frame, vertical wall package, and roof insulation package. Please keep in mind that we are not a turn-key builder. From there you’ll take our shell and finish to suit, ensuring in the end you have the true home of your dreams. Our barn home kits can be built on any type of foundation, including a floor system with a full basement. Below is a listing of what’s provided from us, and what you’ll be responsible for on your new home.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Rustic Barn Home with a 12 foot Lean-to and a Partial Loft

Barns October 6, 2016

Rustic Barn Home with a 12 foot Lean-to and a Partial Loft

Great Plains Gambrel Barn Home

This gorgeous country barn home is set in paradise. The home itself is a stunning example of what a barn home could be. The home can be customized to fit your family’s needs. This is a great draw for a family that may be having children or downsizing. This home can be what you need it to be.

The building materials are sturdy, durable, and strong, so that you know your home will be able to stand the test of time and inclement weather. This country barn home is designed to last through generations. It is a true family home like they built in earlier decades, not just beautiful and stylish, but a home that can be passed from one generation to another.

Barn Project Info:

This 30×60 Great Plains Gambrel Barn Home is customized with a 12 foot lean-to and a partial loft. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Iowa.

They Provide:

Full Dimension Post & Beam Frame
Construction Guide Booklet
Customized Construction & Foundation Plans
Multiple Insulation Options
Exterior & Interior Siding Options
Sub Flooring Systems
Loft & Heavy Duty Stair Upgrades
Engineering of Structure Available Upon Request
Construction Consulting & Guidance

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Charming Barn Home with a 10ft Open Porch – Rustic Living with Guests Coming Over

Barns October 6, 2016

Charming Barn Home with a 10ft Open Porch - Rustic Living with Guests Coming Over

Open porches are a huge draw for families these days. This stunning home comes with a 10 foot open porch, so it’s like adding another space to the home. During mild weather the open porch can be used for entertaining family and friends or for a space of relaxation. The remainder of the home is beautiful and large enough to suit mid to large-sized families. The big advantage is that the home can customized to fit your needs.

With a barn style home you get to enjoy both worlds no matter where you live. You enjoy the treat of a home that is traditionally styled but still modern with all of its modern conveniences as well. These barn homes are built to last. There is no worry about dilapidation.  You get a home that is sturdy and durable under all different types of climates. This stunning home is made to be passed on to the next generation.

Barn Project Info:

This 22×40 & 20×18 Combination Barn Home is customized with a 10ft open-porch. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn home is located in Texas.

Barn Homes

Sand Creek Post & Beam kits have become the starting point for many custom homes across the country. The soaring wood ceilings and exposed post and beam frame are not only beautiful, but extremely strong and versatile. Rustic yet dignified, our kits provide the perfect blend of value, strength, and style for your custom home.

We will provide you with the frame, vertical wall package, and roof insulation package. Please keep in mind that we are not a turn-key builder. From there you’ll take our shell and finish to suit, ensuring in the end you have the true home of your dreams. Our barn home kits can be built on any type of foundation, including a floor system with a full basement. Below is a listing of what’s provided from us, and what you’ll be responsible for on your new home.

What’s In a Kit

Pre-cut post and beam frame:

6”x6” posts, 6”x8” rafters, 6”x8” – 6”x12” tie beam, depending on model, 6”x6” collar ties, depending on model, 4”x4” lower and 6”x6” upper knee braces

– 2”x6” Cedar sill plate
– 3”x6” Roof purlins
– 2”x6” Wall girts
– 1/4” Steel joinery plates (including
bolts & fasteners)
– Trim, soffit, and fascia
– 1”x8” Roof sheathing and synthetic
roof underlayment
– 1”x10” Board and 1”x3” batten
vertical exterior siding
– Complete foundation plans
– Fully diagrammed building plans
– Detailed construction guide

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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Gorgeous Country Barn Home is actually a Kit House

Barns October 6, 2016

Gorgeous Country Barn Home is actually a Kit House

This gorgeous country barn home in Hawaii is set in paradise. The home itself is a stunning example of what a barn home could be. The home can be customized to fit your family’s needs. This is a great draw for a family that may be having children or downsizing. This home can be what you need it to be.

The building materials are sturdy, durable, and strong, so that you know your home will be able to stand the test of time and inclement weather. This country barn home is designed to last through generations. It is a true family home like they built in earlier decades, not just beautiful and stylish, but a home that can be passed from one generation to another.

This 20×40 Ponderosa Country Barn Home was built in Hawaii. All Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Our custom designed barn kits have been used as full time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, our barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn is located in Hawaii.

Barn Homes

Sand Creek Post & Beam kits have become the starting point for many custom homes across the country. The soaring wood ceilings and exposed post and beam frame are not only beautiful, but extremely strong and versatile. Rustic yet dignified, our kits provide the perfect blend of value, strength, and style for your custom home.

We will provide you with the frame, vertical wall package, and roof insulation package. Please keep in mind that we are not a turn-key builder. From there you’ll take our shell and finish to suit, ensuring in the end you have the true home of your dreams. Our barn home kits can be built on any type of foundation, including a floor system with a full basement. Below is a listing of what’s provided from us, and what you’ll be responsible for on your new home.

They Provide:

Full Dimension Post & Beam Frame
Construction Guide Booklet
Customized Construction & Foundation Plans
Multiple Insulation Options
Exterior & Interior Siding Options
Sub Flooring Systems
Loft & Heavy Duty Stair Upgrades
Engineering of Structure Available Upon Request
Construction Consulting & Guidance
Customer Provides:

Roofing Materials
Site Preparation, Utility Hookups
HVAC, Plumbing, & Electrical
Residential Doors & Windows
Interior Finish, Drywall, Paint, Etc.
Foundation/Masonry
What’s In a Kit

Pre-cut post and beam frame:

6”x6” posts, 6”x8” rafters, 6”x8” – 6”x12” tie beam, depending on model, 6”x6” collar ties, depending on model, 4”x4” lower and 6”x6” upper knee braces

– 2”x6” Cedar sill plate
– 3”x6” Roof purlins
– 2”x6” Wall girts
– 1/4” Steel joinery plates (including
bolts & fasteners)
– Trim, soffit, and fascia
– 1”x8” Roof sheathing and synthetic
roof underlayment
– 1”x10” Board and 1”x3” batten
vertical exterior siding
– Complete foundation plans
– Fully diagrammed building plans
– Detailed construction guide
Barn Home Upgrades

Typical Wall Assemblies:

-2”x6” Vert framing @ 16” o.c. between posts
-Wall sheathing on ext. wall
-House wrap
-Board and batten siding on outside of wall sheathing
-Interior walls and finish by other
-Spray foam insulation package available
Typical Roof Assemblies:
1. R40 Insulation Package
(from top of 6”x rafter)
-3”x6” Purlin
-1”x8” T&G Roof sheathing
-9-3/4” Nailbase insulation panel
-Roof underlayment
2. R50 Insulation Package
(from top of 6”x rafter)
-3”x6” Purlin
-1”x8” T&G Roof sheathing
-11-3/4” Nailbase insulation panel
-Roof underlayment
Typical Main Floor Assemblies:
-3/4” T&G Subfloor
-11 7/8” I Joists
-11/7/8” Rim joist
-6”x12” Girder beams w/plate
joinery and posts (optional)
Typical Second Floor Assemblies:
-2”x6” T&G decking
-2”x10” Full dimensioned joists
-Upgraded tie beams to 6”x12”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Sand Creek Post & Beam, and other barn builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more barn,click here.

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