Continuing on a theme we’ve recently been exploring a little, metal buildings and metal construction in general, there’s this barn house. A lot of people like the idea of the barn layout for a house anyway, and it happens to be one of the layout styles that lends itself to building in steel as well. So this metal barn might be suited for someone who has a bit of space to put it and whose price range is around $20,000, give or take.
This barn style metal home is set up for two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The total square footage is 800, and one of the notable features for this one is, yes, the stone fireplace. Great for any place where there’s a lot of wood around, or even when you can get wood from somebody without having to drive too far. We used to get wood from friends by driving a half hour out of town to their property and bucking up the trees they’d cleared. Let that dry for a season or two, and you’ve got some good wood to heat your house in the traditional way.
Anyway, maybe you don’t need to be sold on wood stoves, but metal buildings might be new to you. For one thing, metal is durable and doesn’t burn, so there’s a bit less concern there for having fire inside. It’s also almost entirely recyclable and reusable. And it comes in kits and can be added onto / detracted from to change the building’s layout.
While the estimate for these barn house metal buildings is $12,000 to $20,000, there is a lot of variance there depending on the number of doors, windows, and everything else.
The company building these is called Meyer Buildings, also known as Meyer Recreational Buildings, and they’ve been in business for 1957 — that’s over 50 years. They’re latest move includes these metal buildings and it’s a line of outdoor buildings that can be built anywhere in the state of Wisconsin. Of course, you can ship these anywhere on the continent and beyond, although you’ll want to check your local regs. However, once you find a metal building layout you like, it might be easier to ask the pros what you need to do in order to build something like that where you live.
For more from Meyer Recreational, find them in our metal homes directory.