10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building

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By Byron Loker
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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

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.  

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.

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

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.