This Amish barn style house is a tiny house design inspired by barns. It’s an Amish barn style house from Millers Storage Barns. This barn style house is a Hi-Loft Porch Barn model. A lot of people are looking at barn style houses and alternative cabin buildings to use for a variety of reasons. For some it’s all about the cost, for others it’s about the rustic look they offer. And if you end up building another larger house, you can always use a barn style house as a barn later, as a guest house, storage, and so much more. And later on, you can always update the cabin building a bit later with a sink, fridge, bathroom, or add on a second unit. Miller Hi-Loft Porch Barns employ all the quality building components of the Miller Hi-Loft Barns with the addition of an 8-foot wide porch along one side. There are a full loft and stairway included. The 16-foot wide Hi-loft Porch Barns come with a curved stairway and landing. 24-foot wide Hi-Loft Porch Barns are also available.
The standard features of the Amish barn style house include all high loft barn style house comes with double 67inch by 72inch wooden doors, one 36 inch steel entry door, and two inches by 6-inch tongue and groove treat treated floors. The header above the doors, 2 inches by 10 inch top wall plate, full loft or 2nd floor with stairs, 2 inches by 6-inch roof trusses, 2 inches by 6-inch Fascia. Other standard features with this barn style house include the full ridge and soffit ventilation, aluminum drip edge along roof edges, 30-year dimensional shingles, all doors are double framed and assembled with screws and the wall studs on their Premier, and Vinyl or Horizontal siding is 16 inch.
Optional features with the Amish barn style house include windows, garage doors, cupolas, railings, and loft doors.
A cupola is just one of the features you will find on barn buildings across the country. A cupola is a small tower or a dome-like feature that projects from the top of a barn building roof. Cupolas range in size from large and ornate to small and simple; they usually have three parts to include the base, the vents and cap. The size of the base of a cupola is determined by the slope or the pitch of the barn building roof. In the middle, the vents can be windows or slats that are designed to let in natural light, or air pass through. Screens can also be added to the cupola to keep out any insects or animals. The cap of the cupola is typically designed to have a square, bell-like, octagonal, or another shape. Cupolas can also be topped with a weathervane.
One of the reasons cupolas were built on barn buildings was to help ventilate the drying hay. Spontaneous combustion was always a constant threat, and it was important to ventilate the barn properly, this also helped to keep the barn at a more comfortable temperature for the animals.