At Our Barndominium Life – we define a Barndominium as a… “custom designed, steel-framed, single-family residence with metal roof and siding.” We intentionally design Barndominiums as high quality residences. That is why banks are willing to lend to qualified borrowers using our designs.
The term is a combination of two words – Barn and Condominium. The concept has existed in rural America for decades. The term – Barndominium – was actually made popular in 1989 New York Times article when it was used by the developer of an equestrian community in Connecticut.
Many Barndominiums include a workshop or garage – attached or detached. We often design compounds with multiple buildings.
Steel design is a proven commercial application, and we have adapted the reliable product for residential use.
In the southern and western parts of the United States, Barndominiums are often steel frame structures.
In other parts of the country – the east and midwest – pole barn (or engineered wood frame) structures may also be designed as residences and referred to as Barndominiums.
The short name for Barndominiums is Barndo!
We offer the following services:
Our team is inspired by the opportunities Barndominiums present for comfortable, open, real life living, and we have hands on experience in the areas mentioned above.
No. We do not build. We plan to add regional construction operations late in 2021.
A set of custom plans is averages 45-60 days from start to finish. While in some cases, plans may be completed sooner, this is a good planning window to ensure your plans are drafted, reviewed, revised, and include everything you want.
For prospective clients – we offer a 30 minute, free initial phone consultation.
If you retain us to design your plan – phone consults during design are included in that process. Beyond the design process, you may purchase one of our consulting plans that will provide you support for a portion or all of your build.
Our Barndominium Life, LLC and The Barndominium Company are located about an hour north of downtown Houston in the Cleveland, Texas area.
Our mailing address is:
The Barndominium Company
PO Box 640
Cleveland, TX 77328
We have two options for home tours.
Clients may arrange a tour, by appointment, of the Creek House to gain a full understanding of the various options Barndominiums have to offer.
Clients may arrange a tour of an ongoing project that our staff is consulting on – if the home owner provides permission for such a tour. We are always pleased to show off work we are doing for others as long as we are respectful of their privacy.
Barndominium Construction Costs Discussion – (Cost always have to be adjusted for location)
Using Texas as a starting point – we suggest you use $150 per square foot as a base construction cost (national average), and you adjust this start point based on elements you incorporate. (Note – This is for the Barndo only – it does not include land cost, clearing, dirt work (site pad and driveway), septic, water well which vary by client). See example below
$100 ——— $125 ——– $150 ——— $175 ——- $200
Slide left for a lower cost item. Slide right for a higher cost item.
Using this approach – you can determine where to save and where to splurge and incorporate the items that meet your needs and budget. You will make many decisions like this during your build.
Materials – Recognize that one year makes a huge difference in material costs. COVID has affected costs!