A House Built From An Old Barn
I love the fact that as more people are realizing the benefits of affordable housing, there are so many great ideas being discovered.
Today I came across a site that showcases barns that have been restored and now used as houses, shops, and various ingenious sources. I’ve always been a proponent of recycling and restoration so it not surprising that I love this idea.
The following is a barn that was built circa 1820, has been restored and is now a home. You’ll see by the pictures that the people that live there live a very minimalist style in keeping with the heritage of the house.
At 1350 square feet, the place isn’t all that small but the fact that they’ve taken an old building and re-purposed it is wonderful.
It was originally built in Central Bridge, NY, was restored and is now located in Hancock, NY so as you can see, in some cases you can find a frame in one location and have it moved to a place of your own choosing.
This is just another great plan and design for a wonderful house without up our precious resources. Taking a house frame (in this case an old barn) and making it into a place to live makes sense.
There are lots of older, small buildings that could be found and restored.
Finding this adds to the ideas that you can use for planning and designing your own small house. I know it will for mine.