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Why ‘Barndominiums’ are overtaking Tiny homes in popularity

Hello Friends,

I wanted to briefly talk to you about how the tiny home market has shot to the moon in terms of popularity, especially within the last couple of years. 

As more families took an interest in tiny homes, especially during the covid-19 pandemic when folks had fewer materials to work with but had much more time to spend at home or simply working on their passion projects. As more and more families begin to look at the tiny home as a real option for their future living situation they will inevitably all come to the realization that they are going to have to give up a lot to make a tiny house work as a full-time residence. That statement is complicated further with the addition of pets and children, space is the real deal killer when it comes to tiny home living if you can’t tell. While living in a tiny house may sound ideal on paper, transitioning into a tiny home can be tricky, if not downright difficult. Even transitioning from something comparable in size to an apartment is what I would recommend doing, so the transition isn’t as much of a shock to your senses during the first week in your tiny home. You could easily find yourself  Sitting there wondering if you made a huge mistake. 

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Tiny living is fantastic, as long as you’re single, not claustrophobic, don’t have many material possessions, and don’t care about entertaining guests. This may be you to a T, but for the average family, it’s just not gonna work well. This is where the Barndominiums really outshine the tiny homes, they come in custom sizes tailored to your specific needs, or you can go with one of Buildmax’s stock  barndominium plans that are designed with the family in mind. With a barndominium you’re not going to have to give up things like storage space, like you would with a tiny home, quite the opposite actually, you’ll have plenty of storage space as well as having the luxury of never feeling closed in and claustrophobic in your own home. Our barndominiums are designed to have more of an open floor plan with plenty of windows allowing for an abundance of natural light making the space feel bigger than it actually is. 

When having family over for dinner or friends over for a cookout it’s generally accepted everyone will have a place to sit, that can’t really be said for a tiny home, there’s often a need to improvise when living with a tiny home. You won’t have worries like those with a barndominium, you will have ample space indoors and out with any of our many Buildmax Barndominium house plans. We strive to provide our customers with the best quality Barndominium plans and professional guidance that have been specifically designed and engineered for families just like yours. 

Our house plans have features you’ll never find in a Tiny home, mud rooms are a common feature and especially popular with our customers up north, and Dog washing stations have become popular all across the country, Going back to having options, you have the ability with the help of Buildmax to customize your floorplans adding spacious shops and attached Garages to store all of your toys and vehicles away from the sun and rain. Many of our homes feature kitchen islands and large storage pantries, and more times than not our customers opt for some type of porch or outdoor entertaining space Like grilling areas or outdoor kitchens complete with sinks and outdoor fireplaces. The outdoor kitchen seems to be this year’s most popular addition. I’ve seen them added to numerous plans this last year. 

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Simply having the ability to share your home with family and friends is a huge advantage when considering a future home, if your family is as important to you as it is to us you’ll agree that having that extra space is crucial and the space just simply isn’t there with the tiny homes currently on the market. Those are the real reasons that a majority of families who are initially interested in the tiny home market get drawn into the larger barndominium market the options are endless, you can wrap your barndominium in vinyl siding, metal siding, shake wood siding, anything you want to cover your house in it can be done with a barndominium. 

The best part of all is that Buildmax offers building material packages in not only stick framed options, but post frame and steel frame. No other company in the USA offers their Barndominium Kits in Stick, Post & Steel frame options. Having creative control over design aspects of your own build is a major plus for our customers and probably any customer when choosing to go with a barndominium. 

If you don’t see a floor plan design that appeals to you on our website don’t worry. We will be happy to adapt any hand-drawn interior plans and ideas into existing designs so that you get the custom-designed barndominium of your choosing. Our senior design team has years of computer-aided drafting experience under their belts and they are constantly honing their skills with intricate customer projects and building new stock barndominium designs for our website as well. Our team is dedicated to your project from day one until you get your materials on site. 

In some cases, customers have opted to use our crew to come and do the initial framing. We have a couple of dedicated crews that construct our steel framing components, as well as specific crews for Post frame, & stick frame projects as well. All the contractors we work with come with references and a solid history of jobs. Visit our website for more information on specific plans, or to purchase stock house plans and start the journey towards your family’s Dream Barndominium today! 

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a freelance writer and researcher that has written hundreds of articles for online companies in the area of construction, design, finance and automotive. He's a Southern boy that enjoys creek fishing, hunting and camping. He's rarely seen without his trusted beagle hound "Scooter"
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