New house. Pole barn?

  1. My husband has an idea that he wants to build a pole barn house. They're going up everywhere around here. Taxes are lower and they really look nice. No joke that we need more room. I'm wondering if anyone else has one or has any knowledge of this. The plans look great - he's working on a feasibility study right now, so we'll see. I think it's a great idea since we already own the land.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
    sounds interesting...got pix of an example?
  4. by   renerian
    I agree I would love to see a picture of one? Pole barns here are metal I thought?

    renerian
  5. by   cpgrn
    They are metal buildings - with a metal roof. Went to look at two today - low end, high end, and was really surprised. I wish I had a picture to send. The low end one that we saw still had twice the room we have now, and looked nice. We'll see. Hubby is still doing the feasibility study. If he dicides we can do it, I'll trust his judgement. He's good with this stuff.
  6. by   memphispanda
    http://www.barnplans.com/index.html
    Pretty cool stuff! Also found a few on a google search that had pictures, but this was by far the best I could find quickly.
  7. by   renerian
    Seems like they would not be energy efficient...............

    renerian
  8. by   cpgrn
    Actually some of them are so tight that people have had to cut holes for venting. You can insulate to the max and save big bucks on heating and cooling.
  9. by   renerian
    Huh.....interesting. Is there some type of website that shows examples? I would love to see some of them. A couple of my efriends who live in the midwest sound interested in hearing more.

    renerian
  10. by   renerian
    Actually I did a websearch and did come up with a site to look at a house.......that was a pole barn..........

    Looks nice to me........

    renerian

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