Pole Barn Homes
Open up your living options with a custom barndominium.
POLE BARN HOUSES
One thing we love about pole buildings is their exceptional adaptability. Once used solely as farm buildings, pole barn homes are a growing trend in the residential sector.
Also known as “barndominiums,” these pole barn houses are popping up all over the country in both rural and suburban areas as more and more people are looking for unique, affordable housing options that allow for open floor plans and quick construction. The flexibility of pole buildings allows for nearly unlimited customization at a much lower price point than traditional homes and the simple nature of pole buildings makes the construction process significantly faster than traditional methods.
POLE BARN HOME DESIGN
While barndominiums are extremely customizable to your design tastes, it’s important to note that one of the main reasons pole barn homes are more affordable and quicker to build is their simplicity. If you’re looking for a home with multiple roof lines and/or dormers, we are not the builder for you. Our pole barn homes have more streamlined rooflines, as shown below.
Barndominiums are meant to be just that - barns turned homes. If your goal in wanting a barndominium is simply to get a traditional home at a lower price, a barndominium is not the right choice for you. You should opt to work with a builder that can build you a traditional stick frame home.
It's also important to note that while barndominiums are customizable, our engineers do have some limits on design aspects and floor layouts in order to keep it as a pole building rather than traditional stick frame construction. We'll send your building sketch to our engineers with the design and layout your hoping for, and while our engineers are typically able to make it work, please understand that we may have to make some small revisions.
Gable with lean-tos
Note: Monitor-style pole buildings are very popular and a great option for a barndominium. The only downside of a monitor-style home is that it cannot be entirely open concept, as the support posts are spaced 10’ - 12’ apart along the length of the building, between the raised center and the lean-tos on either side.
warm shell CONSTRUCTION
At this point in time, we are only offering warm shell barndominium construction. A warm shell build includes an insulated interior and a 100% complete exterior – however, it does not include any interior finishes. If you choose Beehive Buildings as your warm shell pole barn home contractor, you will be responsible for obtaining your own permit and we would then coordinate with your plumbing and electrical subcontractors to schedule the pre-construction underground work.
Once we’re finished with the warm shell, the interior is yours to complete as you wish. This option is perfect if you are handy and want to do the interior yourself or if you want to hire your own subcontractors.
Wondering what the construction process is like and if this is something you'd like to pursue? Check out our Warm Shell Construction Process.
Christel contacted us to create her a pole barn home that includes an apartment upstairs, a woodshop in the back, and a dog kennel in half the building.
Design Your Dream Home
Find out how the openness and flexibility of a pole barn home can fit your lifestyle and your budget!
POLE BARN HOUSE COST ESTIMATES
The warm shell of a pole barn home is where you’ll gain the most savings versus a traditional stick framed home, as a pole barn takes less time and material than a stick frame home and doesn’t require a traditional footing or foundation. The warm shell of a barndominium costs, on average, $110 - $130 per square foot (depending on accessories) of living area and $80-$100 per square foot of garage area.
While we don't coordinate the interior finishings, we can give you an estimated cost per square foot to help with your budgeting. To finish a pole barn home, the average cost is $75-$95 per square foot for interior finishes. If your barndominium does not include a garage, the square footage cost will be higher since garage interiors are much cheaper to finish than living space interiors. The same goes for a smaller barndominium in general. Typically, the larger the building, the cheaper the square footage price.
Please note that these estimates DO NOT include excavation, pulling in utilties to your property, septic systems, building permit fees, or any other city fees.
POLE BARN HOUSE Financing options
Since barndominiums are relatively new out here in the West, not every financial institution is able to finance them. We recommend checking with your local credit union, as some of our clients have had luck with that route.
If you're planning on having a General Contractor help with your build, we recommend reaching out to Jason with Frontier Financial at 801-726-3720 for financing. Please note they cannot finance a barndominium unless you are working with a General Contractor.
BEEHIVE BUILDINGS’ MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
We know that when you invest in something, you expect it to last. Quality builds start with quality materials — which is why we only use materials we trust to stand up to the elements for decades to come, including sustainably sourced Douglas and Hem fir lumber and 100% American-made metal. Over the years, we’ve streamlined our design and construction process, relying on our local knowledge, connections and experience to provide you with exceptional service and clear communication from start to finish.
Beehive’s pole barn homes can be built in many different shapes, sizes and configurations to meet your family's needs. From custom color schemes and unique doors to cupolas and porches, the flexibility in design options allows you to add your own special touch to your custom metal pole barn home.
Barndominium Floor Plans & Design examples
One of the great advantages of building a pole barn home is the flexibility of floor plan design. These ranch-style homes are known for open concept living; however, barndominium interior design can be easily adapted to fit your personal aesthetic and needs. The pole barn home below combines the best of barndominium living with a large garage and workshop.
Dustin's Pole barn Home
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 6,840 SF total
- 2,400 SF garage and workshop
- 1,920 SF living area
- 2,520 SF covered porch
YOUR BARNDOMINIUM BUILDERS
We know that your home is more than just a building — it's the place where you raise your kids, make unforgettable memories, celebrate holidays and milestones, and lay your head at night. Like any great craftsman, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and will go above and beyond to build you the home you’ve always wanted. What's more, we back every build with an industry-leading 10-year contractor warranty.
While there are a few things to consider before building a pole barn home, their high adaptability, extremely open floor plans, minimal long-term maintenance, quick construction and considerably lower cost compared to conventional builds make for the perfect home for those looking for a custom living space.