Using Pole Barns as Residences


It is well known how versatile pole barn buildings are, but did you know that a post frame building can also serve as living quarters? Today, more people are cutting down on costs by combining their workshops and homes into one building and a well-designed and professionally installed pole barn can make for the perfect accommodations.

Before you star work on a pole barn that will also serve as your primary residence, the first thing you need to do is get the right permits to establish residency. This can be done by checking with your local building authorities to determine what is needed in order to be eligible to have your pole barn made into a residence.

Rather than deal with a tiring morning commute, why not wake up right next to your workshop? Those who do repairs or work in construction or use a pole barn as a storefront can easily turn half the pole barn into a living quarter complete with bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living space. The ways a pole barn can be customized make imagining the space as a home a lot easier.

Before, people only thought of pole barns as cheaper forms of barns where farmers kept tractors, livestock and supplies. But now, with the improvement in materials and technology, pole barns are just as suitable for a residence. The benefits for using a pole barn for your living quarters are obvious: you no longer have to deal with morning and afternoon commute times, you won’t have to deal with the extra cost of maintaining a separate work space in an expensive building and it allows you to work late at night and on weekend when other work places are often closed.

If you are thinking about creating a pole barn building that will house a workshop as well as living quarters, contact CHA Pole Barns today. Our expert staff will help you design a post frame building that suits your needs and fits within your budget.

When you are ready contact CHA Pole Barns to talk about your pole barn project.


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