What is a Barndominium?

In case you missed the craze spurred by Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV's Fixer Upper, a barndominium is exactly what it sounds like: a barn that's been converted into a home.

Why Buy/Build a Barndo in Idaho?

Lucky for Idahoans, an Apr. '23 survey by Barndominium Life placed the Gem State on its list of top 10 cheapest states to build a barndo. According to the survey data, an average Idaho barndo construction will run you $99 per square foot, while a traditional home build rings in around $120 per square foot. It's a difference Barndominium Life describes as a "slam dunk for anyone looking to save money" on the path to homeownership.

One of the most intriguing reasons to build a barndominium is the fact that the cost of construction is so much less than a traditional home. [...] The ease of construction as well as the lower cost of materials means a barndominium is much more attainable for people who may not otherwise be able to build their own home.

-Michael O'Connor, Barndominium Life

Barndos with Benefits

The warehouse-like homes also have the added appeal of being extremely durable energy-savers that require little maintenance. Standard features include high ceilings, energy-efficient windows, engineered concrete slabs, tinted concrete floors, spray foam insulation, and highly efficient plumbing.

Bonus: if those features don't appeal to you, it's worth noting that barndo floor plans can be tailored to your unique needs and specifications. For information or look up current Idaho barndo listings, click here.

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