Popular Small Farmhouse Plans
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.
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 the upper storey as
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 and
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.
creates bedroom space
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.