Show me Your Barndominium Plans Please

Like a bunch of little kids exploring differences in body parts – “You show me yours, I will show you mine.” Barndominium, shouse (shop/house), post frame home want to be owners are not far removed from here when it comes to floor plans. In numerous Facebook groups I see this request over and over!

Each family truthfully has their own wants and needs – ones where chances of anyone else’s plans being ideal for them being close to those of winning a major lottery.

Gambrel roof pole barnFor those who have been following along, I have covered preliminary steps leading to actually designing a functional and affordable floor plan.

Step number one, determining if a new barndominium is even a financial reality:

Once fiscal reality has sunk in – your new barndo will need to be located somewhere:

And unless you and your significant others have been squirreling away stacks of Franklins or are independently wealthy, financing must be secured:

With all of these steps squared away, it is time to start considering a floor plan. Popular home spaces and sizes need to be determined: and

I read about people in barndominium planning stages looking for free or low cost design software, attempting to put room sizes and orientations together in a fashion making any sort of sense. This becomes daunting and can be an all-consuming struggle, regardless of how many pads of grid paper you own.

Most people are not far removed from reader MARK in WAYNESTOWN who writes:

“Looking for a 3 bed- bath 1/2- open kitchen living room vaulted ceiling concept and maybe with 1 or 2 bedroom loft up top — and 2 car garage in back what size of pole barn should we look for?”

Here is where it is well worth investing in services of a design professional. Someone who can take all of your ideas, those wants and needs and actually craft a floor plan best melding them with the realities of construction. 

Hansen Pole Buildings has just this service available and it can be done absolutely for free! Read all the details here and we look forward to continuing to walk with you in your journey to a beautiful new home:

5 thoughts on “Show me Your Barndominium Plans Please

  1. I’m looking something between 1500-2000 sq ft. If you could send me some or some links to look some over

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      Thank you for your interest. As all of our buildings are 100% custom designed to best meet the wants and needs of our clients, we do not have standard buildings plans. Our encouragement is to always have clients do “homework” to determine needed spaces and room sizes: and before working with our third-party floor plan provider to craft your ideal home:

  2. Wilson here in Concrete, Washington. more info. we have been look at land -lot’s in Curry County, Gold Beach, Port Orford Oregon , Brookings to Hight , We hope to be move by fall 2021, building new Barndominiuom. #1 no concrete slab, open floor plan 14′ at peak vaulted ceiling 10′ walls bedroom -bathroom so on overhang all sides 2′ snap lock roofing 5/8 plywood, exterior sheeting 5/8 OSB James Hardiplank 4”exposed Crawl space subfloor 1 1/8 OSB,. i Do not know what the snow load is for the Oregon coast ,curry county Gold Beach,. thank you

    1. Fully engineered post frame buildings readily can be incorporated into full, partial or walkout (daylight) basements.


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