Pole barn to Home

cer2010May 26, 2012

I am in the planning process of building a pole barn to be finished as a home. It will be 30 X 32 feet upon completion.

I'm going to have my son and a friend put up the poles and roof it. My GF and I are going to finish the build.

I used to "flip" houses and am pretty good with remodeling, building and all that goes with it.

Does anyone have any suggestion before I get started? We plan to set the poles in a few weeks.

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mary_ruth

That sounds like a GREAT project to watch! Ya the only suggestion would be to post lots of photos! Or start a free blog and journal your progress and post photos.

I do not have any suggestions for actual building, but how are you going to handle plumbing, the kitchen and vent pipes?

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 4:49PM
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marti8a

We had neighbors one time who built a metal barn and finished it out to live in. They had the coolest window in the back. It was a huge, round window. And in the front, they left the big, sliding doors with a wall with their front door behind it. When they left for the weekend or vacation, they just pulled the big doors shut and put a big lock on it.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 3:28PM
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msjay2u

Please get you a free wordpress blog and keep us up to date. I would love to follow your project. I want to see how this turns out. you can name it polebarn2home

Here is a link that might be useful: example of a progress blog

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 8:58PM
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msjay2u

I messed that link up for sure.. sorry about that. corrected link below

Here is a link that might be useful: corrected example of a progress blog

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 1:35PM
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