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 - Since they opened in 2005, Beam Barns has offered customers the opportunity to custom design their own barn with the help of a post-and-beam barn kit that’s specific to their needs.

Since they opened in 2005, Beam Barns has offered customers the opportunity to custom design their own barn with the help of a post-and-beam barn kit that’s specific to their needs.

10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building - Photo 5 of 10 - Shelter-Kit offers a range of kits that are designed for ready installation, including this poolside addition. They also offer a variety of kit designs by Ross Chapin Architects, the creator of GoodFit house plans. 

Shelter-Kit offers a range of kits that are designed for ready installation, including this poolside addition. They also offer a variety of kit designs by Ross Chapin Architects, the creator of GoodFit house plans. 

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.