The idea of having living quarters in a barn or attached to a horse stable is foreign to many people, but it’s actually relatively common. The area can be a place where a young adults in a farm family lives instead of staying in the main house. This often is appealing when someone in the family gets married and continues working on the farm. It also can be an apartment for a herd manager or other employee. Pole Barn Contractors can build a structure that includes a studio apartment or one that includes a bedroom.
Farming Living Arrangements
Often, the living arrangement in these situations is to have a mobile home or two on the land for immediate relatives or employees. Otherwise the family member or the hired worker must find a home to buy or rent off of the property. That requires a certain amount of travel time each day, which is inconvenient for individuals who are already putting in long work hours on the farm. On the busiest days, being able to go to a residence on the property and sleep for a short while is a welcome option.
People can find all sorts of ideas online for pole barns with living quarters. If they have been unfamiliar with this concept in the past, viewing designs will be helpful. They can present their favorite images to the contractor they choose and decide on the size and other features for the barn. The part of the building with living quarters can even be designed to look like a house. The entire structure then has the appearance of a stylish barn with a house attached to one end.
Finding the right contractor for this job is important. Many contractors specializing in pole barns only build the shell of the structure, since that usually is all the customer needs. As with general contractors, they typically subcontract the electrical and plumbing work to reputable workers with whom they have a solid professional relationship. An open floor plan for the living area is a characteristic of this home, but walls will be needed for a bathroom and for any private sleeping area.