10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building

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By Byron Loker / Published by Dwell
No longer restricted to the habitation of cows, sheep, tractors, or potatoes, a prefabricated barn can be a useful and versatile addition to any property. It can even become your new countryside home, with options that can make it more modern than you thought was possible.

Today, a wide array of companies manufacture and deliver prefab kits, which can potentially make the barn-building experience a DIY project. Here are a few outstanding solutions. 

1. Stockade Buildings

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 1 of 10 - This stockade stall barn with an attached loft is made by Missouri-based Stockade Buildings. 

This stockade stall barn with an attached loft is made by Missouri-based Stockade Buildings. 

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 2 of 10 - No countryside is complete without the sight of a classic red barn. Country Carpenters delivers pre-engineered, pre-cut, and color-coded post-and-beam beam building kits to most states in the U.S. 

No countryside is complete without the sight of a classic red barn. Country Carpenters delivers pre-engineered, pre-cut, and color-coded post-and-beam beam building kits to most states in the U.S. 

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 3 of 10 - Hailing from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the heart of Amish Country, Horizon Structures’ modular barns cost less than traditional "stick built" barns and take only a few days to put up. 

Hailing from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the heart of Amish Country, Horizon Structures’ modular barns cost less than traditional "stick built" barns and take only a few days to put up. 

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 4 of 10 - Beam Barns’ Event Center and Wedding Barns can be fully customized to meet individual needs. Every Event Center Barn gets a custom floor plan layout that's specific to your needs, which is included in the standard cost. 

Beam Barns’ Event Center and Wedding Barns can be fully customized to meet individual needs. Every Event Center Barn gets a custom floor plan layout that's specific to your needs, which is included in the standard cost. 

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 5 of 10 - Through a collaboration with Ross Chapin Architects, the award-winning creator of GoodFit house plans, Shelter-Kit brings a range of kits for ready installation, such as this clever pool-side addition.  

Through a collaboration with Ross Chapin Architects, the award-winning creator of GoodFit house plans, Shelter-Kit brings a range of kits for ready installation, such as this clever pool-side addition.  

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 6 of 10 - Elephant Barns gives the classic red countryside barn a modern spin, delivering pre-engineered metal buildings that can be customized to your specific needs.  

Elephant Barns gives the classic red countryside barn a modern spin, delivering pre-engineered metal buildings that can be customized to your specific needs.  

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 7 of 10 - This off-the-grid mountain barn home located in the heart of the Rockies sits at 7,500 feet and has expansive views of the foothills below. The model is a Barn Pros 36 ft. x 36 ft. Denali barn apartment with a partially-enclosed shed roof on one side for outdoor seating and an entertainment area.  

This off-the-grid mountain barn home located in the heart of the Rockies sits at 7,500 feet and has expansive views of the foothills below. The model is a Barn Pros 36 ft. x 36 ft. Denali barn apartment with a partially-enclosed shed roof on one side for outdoor seating and an entertainment area.  

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 8 of 10 - The Ponderosa Country Barn by Sand Creek Post & Beam features 12-foot closed lean-tos. All of their wood barn kits feature the strength and beauty of post-and-beam timber frame construction.

The Ponderosa Country Barn by Sand Creek Post & Beam features 12-foot closed lean-tos. All of their wood barn kits feature the strength and beauty of post-and-beam timber frame construction.

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 9 of 10 - New England Barn Company adheres to the old-fashioned ethic embodied in the sturdy, long-lasting construction method of Mortise and Tenon Joinery—using pegs rather than nails. 

New England Barn Company adheres to the old-fashioned ethic embodied in the sturdy, long-lasting construction method of Mortise and Tenon Joinery—using pegs rather than nails. 

10. Woodtex

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 10 of 10 - Woodtex’s ready-made barns are ideal as storage sheds, garden sheds, tool sheds, recreational workshops, office spaces, garages, or cabins.

Woodtex’s ready-made barns are ideal as storage sheds, garden sheds, tool sheds, recreational workshops, office spaces, garages, or cabins.