Barndominiums….the latest craze in residential construction.  Not familiar with he word “barndominium”?  You’re not alone, but as prefabricated metal and steel buildings continue to gain popularity as a cost-effective, versatile and energy-saving alternative to conventional construction, barndominiums have emerged as the latest real estate trend gripping the nation.

What is a Barndominium?

Combining the words “barn” and “condominium”, barndominiums are a metal-built barn that has been transformed into a modern living space.  Once thought of as a living quarters for humans in a barn, today they are barns built for humans with modern features like Plumbing, Engineered concrete slabs, High-quality concrete flooring, Energy-Efficient windows, Foam insulation, 9-foot ceilings.

The building concept applied in barndominiums is similar to the one used in warehouses.  However, barndominiums are much more than a simple warehouse.  They are affordable, elegant homes with beautiful exteriors that can be decorated with intricate masonry.  In numerous ways, a barndominium is the perfect combination of different architectural trends and interior designs.  It offers the design customizability and cost benefits of a small house, but also the kind of space you can generally only get with a traditionally-sized house.  They have made modern custom-built homes, with plenty of space for recreation, more affordable than ever before.

Check out the option of a barndominium is you are in the market for a new home or want something a little different. (Of course, check the zoning for your building site before you jump in with both feet)