I don't think I've ever talked about it on this blog but one of my dream scenarios for my future is to own a 5-10 acre piece of land with a combo barn house. I love tiny houses and although I wouldn't want to live in one long term, I'm all about having very specific spaces and not wasting space. I feel like the space should go to what you do 90% of the time you're at your house and to be completely honest I spend my time when I'm home on the couch and in the kitchen so I'd just have a small bedroom, maybe a tiny study/office, and a nice sized kitchen/dinning room/living area. The areas that I would have I'd want to be very nice, with stylish finishes (like a nice large rain shower and a claw foot tub) but I want the house to be very small.
At any rate what I really dream about is what the barn would look like. I'm not a fan of pole buildings, I like stone and/or brick which probably comes from growing up with a brick dairy barn. That building was cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It felt solid and you didn't hear the wind beating at it on stormy days. Instead it was a beautiful, calm, peaceful space. I also like more architecture than just an isle down the middle with stalls on either side. I want 3 stalls and a tack room/laundry/stairs to the house space that could double as a guest room including a second fridge, water, and possibly even a toilet. Plus a wash stall/grooming area.
Last night I spent
|Minus the baby this is exactly what I'd want my barn to be like|
|Not this big or grand but I love this set up and it's got the basic ascetic I like|
|I would LOVE a door like this between the tack room and the rest of the barn|
|Renovated barn as hotel, I'd just turn it back into a barn :)|
|Another renovated barn as living space, obviously I wouldn't want the interior of my barn to be quite this nice|
|I'd love a big window like this in the house part of the barn|
If you could do anything and had no budget what would your dream barn look like?