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The Barn-House is our most popular model, and has been produced by us for many years. If a Barn-House does not meet your needs, we can create a custom one, 1 1/2, or two-story home to meet your individual requirements. Please talk with us about your ideas.
Shelter-Kit® Barn-Houses are beautiful, versatile, affordable and expandable at any time. They are available in 1½ and 2- story models. Each Barn-House kit contains the materials required for a weather-tight shell, including the pre-cut frame, subflooring for two floors, exterior wall sheathing, siding, roof sheathing, trim, shingles, hardware, and detailed step-by-step instructions written specifically for the inexperienced owner-builder. No power tools are required for assembly of the kit. Custom options include higher ceilings, a full second floor, stairs, larger roof overhangs, dormers, cathedral ceilings, open lofts and optional framing systems for increased energy efficiency. We offer many door, window, skylight and siding options. Our Barn-House is designed so you can start out small, and add Shelter-Kit porches, decks or a custom designed Barn-House addition, at any time-now, or in the future. We have created many add-ons for customers over the years.
Customers can select widths from 16' and up, and any length ranging from 16' to 64'. Barn-Houses can be built in tee and ell configurations. Because there are no load-bearing walls (all Barn-Houses have post & beam frames) the floorplan for each level can be as open as you want. Doors and windows can be placed almost anywhere.
Like all Shelter-Kit® products, Barn-Houses are produced one at a time, each for a specific customer. They are not stockpiled. Quality is paramount, with each piece of lumber individually selected, cut, and packaged.
We now offer our new Green Home Kit , which is a green version of our Barn-House kit, and can be an important part of your Certified Green Building project.
"Scott and I have enjoyed working on our house together very much. It's quite a good experience." -M.B. Vermont