Barndominium For Sale

Are you searching for a Barndominium For Sale in Dallas? Have you fallen in love with this new trend in home lifestyles. Many families crave a simpler life by living on a small acreage property with a barndominium and working from home. Use our state-of-the-art property search, including an interactive map search, to find all of the available barndominiums for sale near dallas.

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What Is A Barndominium?

Barndo's or more formally a barndominium, consists of a living space in combination with a working space. It is typically made from steel, but can be crafted from wood. The living space is typically an open concept floor-plan where the family resides, while the working area could be used as a work shop, garage, barn or studio. Barndominiums can range from a simple one bedroom living space with garage stalls beneath, to a mansion of many thousands of square feet. A barndominium is truly what you make it.

What Are Barndominiums Made Of?

Barndominiums were originally livestock barns that ranches modified to house ranch hands or family members. This was a cost effective way to house a growing family or create guest quarters. Today barndominiums are made of modern materials like steel beams and components, hand carved timbers, and other typical building materials. It all depends on the finish level of the home. A family can build a very modest barndo up to a mansion.

Key features of barndominiums style home design:

  • Rustic wood used throughout the home
  • Barn doors
  • Tall ceilings
  • Parking under the living area
  • Large lots or acreage the home sits on
  • Extensive use of organic materials

Can I Build A Luxury Barndominium?

A luxury barndominium is nothing more than selecting different materials for your finish-out and building a more spacious barndominium. It really is that simple. For example, a standard barndominium might have a single shower head in a typical homes. A luxury barndominium would have a rain head, two opposing shower heads and dual body bars. The shower might also be tiled from floor to ceiling. The whole master bathroom might also be completely tiled on every surface. The bathroom might be massive in size, consist of a chandelier and a fireplace. Hopefully this example shows how simple it can be to switch from a conservative barndo to a luxury one.

Are Barndominiums Safe?

Depending on the construction materials selected a barndominium is as safe or safer than a typical 'stick framed' home. When a barndominium is build in the Amish tradition using timber framing, they are immensely strong and can last generations.

Where Can I Buy A Barndominium?

Barndominiums are being built all over north America, but you will usually find them away from the suburban areas due to many reasons. The number one reason is the amount of land associated with a barndo.

How Much Are Barndominiums?

You can build a modest barndominium for $100k using a builder. You may wind up spending quite a bit more if you can't control your budget. I have personally seen a barndominium in Celina Tx for sale that was on 100 acres and had a helicopter pad for over $10 million dollars. The prices for barndominiums can be under $100k if you do the sweat equity yourself.

Who Builds Barndominiums?

There are many quality home builders is the DFW area that can help build your barndominium, you can even build one yourself. There are also barndominium specialists that will guide you, build you a kit or build you a completed home. We have listed a few below, though we do not endorse any of them:

How Long Does It Take To Build A Barndominium?

This is an impossible question to answer. The time it takes to build a barndominium depends on the square footage, style, finish out, materials, current supply side market, labor pool, weather, state, county, and land you have selected to build on, in, or with. Here is an example, a modest 2,000 square foot simple barndominium on well prepare land with no permitting issues and great weather will take 4-6 months in Dallas / Forth Worth Texas. This is just a rough, rough estimate.

Which Is Cheaper To Build A Barndominium Or A House?

A new barndominium could be built for an average cost of $40 to $50 per square foot, compared to new homes that range from $200 to $400 per square foot. There are many variables involved that can affect these numbers, but usually a barndominium is a very affordable home in comparison.

What Are Barndominium Kits?

Barndominium kits are typically just the frame or shell of the structure made from either metal or wood. The frame of the barndominium is structurally sound and includes exterior windows and doors if desired. The interior is a clean slate that the home owner can finish out themselves or manage sub-contractors to do the work. They are a great way to save money and earn some 'sweat equity'.

Do Barndominiums Keep Their Value?

Yes they do. Barndominiums do not appeal to a large group of potential buyers. However, the buyers interested in barndominiums love them and happily purchase the well designed, maintained and updated barndominiums in the Dallas / Fort Worth market.

Will Banks Finance A Barndominium?

In Texas, yes they will. Most of your typical mortgage companies view a barndominium in the same light as a typical home. The barndominium must meet their requirements, so make sure you get approval from your mortgage banker before you start spending money and breaking ground.

What Is The Downside To A Barndominium?

A barndominium home appeals to a limited number of people. In the future, you may have a difficult time trying to sell your barndominium home. Part of the charm of a barndominium is its unique layout, but this can also be its Achilles heel.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Barndominium Market

Barndominiums have exploded on the DFW market. We have seen many new construction companies begin offering these products in a variety of styles and locations. With the surge of videos, articles and information describing the barndominium lifestyle we have tons of clients now considering this as a secondary home option.

Form many clients that love the ranch life, this is an economical way to purchase land and still have funds for a cute home on the property.