$28,200+ for a 24' wide house, depending on size & options
Sq. Ft: 875-2,500+
16 feet and up
10+ days for 2 people, depending on size & options
Options: 1 1/2 and 2 story models available. Higher ceilings, siding choices, full second floor, windows, doors, stairs, dormers, partial cathedral ceilings, larger wall studs & rafters to allow for additional insulation, and much more. We offer porches, decks and many types of additions, which can be added at any time-now or in the future.
Talk with your local building or zoning officials to see whether you will be permitted to build on the site you have chosen. Ask if there are unusual local conditions such as high snow, wind or seismic loads. Barn-Houses are designed for a 45 pound per square foot ground snow load, a wind speed of 100 miles per hour in an Exposure B setting, and seismic loads for seismic zone D. These design loads may be increased in most situations.
Talk to your local building officials to determine
what, if any, technical information or drawings the building officials
will require. In some cases, a printed copy of the Barn-House
Specifications page will be sufficient. Frequently, floor plans and elevation drawings will be required. For an additional fee of $575, which is deductible from your building order if placed within six months, Shelter-Kit will provide a drawing package that will meet the requirements of many building departments, and includes floor plans and elevations. Drawing fees may be higher for more complex designs. If required, we can also provide detailed engineer-stamped drawings and calculations for all 50 states, and most Canadian Provinces, for $750. All of our drawings are copyrighted, and may only be used for the construction of one building, purchased from Shelter-Kit. Our Barn-House kits meet the current International Building Code, and local variations of the code.
Talk with us about your requirements for your house, including the number and size of bedrooms and bathrooms and their rough location in your new house. We will be glad to work with you to create the design and floor plan for your Barn-House. Please feel free to contact us at any time for help with your planning process.
We have provided a blank floorplan for 24' and 26' wide Barn-Houses ranging in length from 24' to 40'. Using a blank floorplan may be helpful in your planning process. As always, we will be glad to work with you to plan your new house, of many sizes and styles.
Check your site to be sure the building you have chosen will fit, that it is oriented to take advantage of natural features (topography, views, sunlight, shade, etc.), and that there is access where you need it. It may help to drive stakes marking the corners of the building and door locations. Allow extra room on all sides of the building for construction.
If you do develop a draft floorplan, you may mail or fax it to us. If possible, please indicate the sizes and types of doors and windows you want. We will check it to be sure it meets our design parameters, and tell you what the kit will cost.
Once you have decided that you want to purchase a kit from us,
print and complete an Order Form/Purchase Agreement (HTML or
PDF file) and send it to us with the 10%
retainer. We will acknowledge receipt of your Order and Retainer by return mail. Your Barn-House order will be placed in our
production schedule and a Construction Manual will be sent to you. If you are unable to view or print the Order Form/Purchase
Agreement or if you have any questions call, write, e mail or fax us.