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Country Home Floor Plans : Space in a small house

Gambrel roof barn plans

Living in the southern-most part of Australia, I've had my eye on a gambrel-roofed farm-style home in a field that we pass by each day.

Gambrel describes the two different angles of the roof, a steeper lower slope and the upper flatter slope. It makes perfect sense to build in this style: it gives you more useable space in theGambrel roof design small barn house upper storey as opposed to the "A" shaped roof of a standard barn.

The particular Gambrel barn home we drive past is quite large however, in the spirit of living in small houses, a space-saving version is better for the mortgage.  Gambrel houses can be quite whimsical and pretty balanced with a practical style and design.

Traditional Small Barn Designs

Out of all of the traditional country designs for character andSmall barn designs - Timber quality, seem to be the most popular.

When you opt for pure simplicity, plans for a barn mean that you don't waste your time or resources : flooring, four sides, a roof and an upper/loft floor and it's done.

Barn homes can be constructed quickly, compared to the standard house design. You can be out of the weather and cosy in your new home in a very short space of time.

The loft creates bedroom space and attic storage areas leaving the open-plan living area downstairs free for the family to roam about in.
Now, that's the kind of house that even I can build. Maybe with just a little help from my friends. When you're trying to be frugal and looking for the perfect small farmhouse plans for you and yours, traditional barn houses offer great use of a small floor space. 

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