Ever since I was a child I’ve always been amazed by barns, so simple from the outside yet the complex beautifully exposed joinery of the timber frame in. Each barn with it’s own unique characteristics brought forth by the idiosyncrasies of the builders own techniques and choice, whether there was an option or not, of the wood used; hand hewn old Douglas fir, straight as an arrow Maple ridge beams, hand milled Red Wood side boards… if you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for barns.
This is why I’ve always dreamed of living in a one. It pains me to see so many of our beautiful barns across the country, and world for the matter, being tore down due to lack of upkeep or for some highrise or subdivision to be build it it’s place. That is why I am making it my 10 year goal to find a nice big barn in rough shape that is destined for the reclaimed wood pile, and convert it into an amazing rustic-modern living space with a loft and bright open space to spend the rest of my days in with family and friends. Hopefully passing it on through family generations, ensuring it carries on it’s legacy.
Here are 20 reasons you should ponder the same: