Adding a touch of country flair to a home can make it feel cozier and more inviting, but what about making a home that resembles a barn? A barn home can be the type of home for you if you enjoy all things country. Barns have been used to house horses, cows, chickens, pigs, and other agricultural animals throughout history. They’re also utilized as a shelter for farm equipment and tools to protect them from the elements and ensure that they endure as long as possible. A barn was traditionally a more primitive sort of shelter, and it still is to some extent. Barns have a certain allure, and more people than ever are converting historic barns into residences or building brand new homes in the barn design, such as the one shown above. Jason’s tiny home is an 800 square foot gambrel roof barn type tiny dwelling. Jason shows us how he built this stunning and economical barn home for himself to live in. From the foundation to the finished product, everything must be ready to live in.
Jason was having trouble finding a good rental in Nashville, so he decided to buy some land and build a little house on it. He didn’t want to live in a little house on wheels because they can be too small for him at 6’4″, so he went for a barn style home instead. The roof’s pitch creates a large ceiling with plenty of livable space. He decided to build his own barn home instead of buying one of the barn kits he discovered online because most of the kits were only suited for storage structures in his area. He built his home from a kit, putting it on a suitable foundation and using 2×6 trusses and 2×4 walls to meet all construction standards. He also saved a lot of money by building his own home and paying for the foundation, framing, and drywall installation. He did, however, do the electrical work himself. The final product is stunning, and it appears to be a truly lovely small home. Instead of the customary red that a barn would be painted, he chose a deep blue color for the exterior. He added white trim and a bright yellow door to complete the look.
To make the most of the inside space, he built a spacious living room and then a kitchen with a loft above it. If you only saw the inside of his house and not the outside, you might mistake it for an affluent city condo. Steel rails in the loft and a lovely stairway leading up to it were among the attractive, modern finishes and fixtures he used. He also went with all stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, all of which are full-sized, which is convenient for everyday cooking. The living room is a really comfortable space with high ceilings above and huge windows all around, giving it a sense of spaciousness. He also built a tiny storage loft or shelf against the wall near the front door to display his guitars and amplifiers. The tiny house measures 800 square feet in size and has 16-foot ceilings. On the main floor, there is one bedroom with a closet and laundry, as well as a loft with a bed. The best part is that he lives only 20 minutes outside of Nashville and owns his own home on 2 acres of land, which he built for only $65,000 while working full-time. What an incredible source of inspiration for others who desire to accomplish something similar. Congratulations, Jason.