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By: Nettie Grubb
June 3rd, 2024

A barndominium is a type of residential structure that combines elements of a pole barn with those of a condominium or traditional home. It's a metal building that has been repurposed or designed to serve as a living space. Barndominiums typically feature large, open floor plans with high ceilings. They often incorporate living quarters, workspaces, and storage areas within the same structure. Due to the clear-span trusses, they don't require load-bearing walls. They are known for their rustic charm, affordability, and versatility, appealing to individuals seeking a unique living space that blends modern amenities with a rural aesthetic. Renovating a barn into living space or building a pole barn home has been on the rise over the past twenty years. The cost per square foot is determined by multiple factors.

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By: Cori Lane
May 28th, 2024

Whether you call it a barndominium or shouse, one thing is clear: the popular trend of building a pole barn with living quarters shows no signs of fading.

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By: Addy Cain
May 13th, 2024

Quonset huts have existed since the 1950s and were originally known for their long life and simplicity.

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By: Cori Lane
April 29th, 2024

As a Midwest pole barn builder, we're all too familiar with Mother Nature's unpredictable behavior. Sudden and severe weather can materialize out of thin air, posing a threat to your post-frame building:

Building Maintenance | Building Tips | Repairs & Renovations

By: Addy Cain
April 15th, 2024

Pole barns are found across the United States. While these iconic post-frame buildings are known for their durability, their exterior trims can fall victim to the relentless forces of nature and time. Certain building repairs and renovations can take more time or money, but replacing damaged pole barn trim can be a simple fix. Throughout this blog post, we'll explore everything from assessing the extent of damage and gathering the necessary materials to removing old trims, preparing for installation, and touching on important maintenance tips.

Building Construction | Building Tips | Post Frame Homes | Building Features | Cost | Building Design

By: Nettie Grubb
March 25th, 2024

Metal buildings for homes are no longer just a popular trend in rural areas. Whether you call them a barndominium, shouse, or pole barn home, there are a few key differences in their technical names. In this blog, we will define each type of pole barn home and explain the cost to build, how various building materials can affect the price, and how your barndominium floor plan can affect the overall construction cost.