Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Barn Living

Have you ever considered living in a barn?
Today Tim, his mother and I took a day trip to view a barn home property.
The photo above is the huge unfinished area of the barn.
Can't you just envision what this could look like completely finished?
I can see it now as an open kitchen/dining/living area with a woodstove to warm the space and several scattered rug to warm my feet.
Yes, I'm good at dreaming!

There is a small finished apartment in a portion of the barn.
And I do mean small!
The above space is the kitchen, dining and living area.
But it is nicely finished, I think, don't you?
Above the living area is this nicely sized bedroom.

This is the view from the bedroom balcony.
There is another nice barn on the property as well.
The red barn belongs to the neighbors.
I've always loved a claw foot tub, but honestly I never knew that they ever made them as small as this one was!
Pint sized, for sure.
Works well with the pint sized bathroom.

The exterior of the barn needs to be sided, which to me is a plus. This would allow the purchaser to put their own personal touch on it.

The property has over 26 acres.
It is such a beautiful place.
I think I could live here!
I have taken such a liking to barn houses that I've recently started a Pinterest board.
You can check it out here if you'd like.
Have a good day!




  1. Very pretty- love the floors..I think it would be neat to live in a barn, but not sure I would want to use that bottom floor as a real hay or horses, etc.

  2. Thanks for sharing, it's nice to see a barn home that real people live in, not one staged for the rich and famous.

  3. I love this idea! I always dream of building a party barn that would serve many purposes. This place is so fun!

  4. I have always wanted to live in a barn. It is a very nice one I think. So many possibilities I think.

  5. Kimberly,

    Barn homes are beautiful, and there's so much you can do to them. It's like living in a shouse (shop - house combo).

  6. Yes I have considered it, that is a house style that Earl and I have always dreamed of. Maybe a bit bigger than the one you show here, but I adore barns and I would love the rustic, country feel of a remade barn. This one has so much potential, I love it.
    Thanks for the tour!

  7. Oh, Kim, it looks very exciting!

  8. Kimberly, That is a nice barn /house. The snow gives me the shivers. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  9. It looks like a wonderful place to live and turn into your home. The floors are amazing and having that little apartment upstairs would be a real plus. It would be a great mother-in-law apartment, or even a place to cozy up in the coldest part of winter and not have to heat the whole house. That home plus 26 acres is amazing . . . are you considering buying this property?

  10. I could be very happy in a barn style house, too...thanks for sharing!

  11. Love love love the barn, I could live in it no worries.Blessings Francine.

  12. You have just returned from the Yukon, and now looking at a barn, and land? What a dream view from the top floor, pity there are no verandas and decks, but guess anything could be added. A huge wood fire, and I would be there in a flash.

  13. It's very homey and love all that wood!!! I would snatch it up, would love to live there!
    My neighbors down the road have an original (barn) home and very happy in it. Love watching the tv show that turns barns into homes.

  14. I never thought about living in a barn, but it looks like it could hold a lot of great possibilities.

  15. I've always wanted to live in a barn! They're so cool!


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