It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a housing crisis. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, housing prices have skyrocketed by upwards of 40%. With no end to the housing crisis in sight, many people are seeking out alternative housing solutions. For some, this has led to a resurgence in the tiny house movement. Looking for more space than a typical tiny house but wanting to keep costs down, many would-be homebuyers opting to build small pole barn homes rather than compete in the tumultuous real estate market.
Building a pole barn home is a great way to save money while still meeting your housing needs. But don’t let the title fool you into thinking these homes are incapable of offering the space you need: There are plenty of design ideas you can incorporate into your small pole barn home that will help you maximize space while remaining on-budget for your project!
Three Ways to Maximize Space in a Small Pole Barn Home
Living in a small pole barn home doesn’t have to feel cramped. By incorporating strategic designs in your build, you can create a more functional space without going over budget on your project.
Pole Barn with a Loft
One great idea for your pole barn home is to add a loft. In adding a loft to your pole building home, you’ll create an elevated living space within your home while still keeping the scale small. Not only does a pole barn with a loft offer more living room, but it can also provide more storage space for your personal belongings.
Pole Barn with a Lean To
One thing that attracts most people to tiny house living is the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Likewise, you can bring the outdoors into your small pole barn home design by building a lean-to on one or more sides of your pole barn home. Adding a lean-to to your pole barn build offers plenty of additional outdoor living space without compromising your budget. Not only a great place to pass the time with friends and family, a pole barn lean-to also provides additional, protected storage space for your outdoor tools and toys.
Open Concept Pole Barn
Rather than opting for a more compartmentalized floorplan, you can design an open concept layout for your small pole barn home. Open layouts give the illusion of more space and allow for higher energy efficiency. Small pole barn homes with open floorplans can also provide ample natural light and offer more opportunities for customization. Open floorplans also provide you with more usable space in your small pole barn home.
Beehive Buildings has Big Solutions for Your Small Pole Barn!
With more than 25 years of industry expertise, Beehive Buildings’ pole barn construction experts can achieve just about any design request for your small pole barn home. Whether you’re seeking an outdoor living area by incorporating a lean-to, want a pole barn with a loft or any other pole barn accessories, our design team can help bring your unique vision to life. Request a custom quote for your small pole barn home project by contacting our team today!