Maybe it’s because my name is Noah, but I must confess that I enjoy building large wooden structures on mountaintops. Here’s a chestnut barn that we dissembled and re-erected in another spot. It’s commonly referred to as a double pen barn, two separate units with a drive-through in between.
I built this barn years and years ago… or at least it seams that way.
It was an influential structure for me. Like most of the structures I have worked on over the years I loved her dearly. I had some great friends help me with the process, and a wonderful family who supported us on several projects, and some really fond memories to keep forever.
But what I took away from it, that tidbit of wisdom that we all seek in every encounter, the thing that surprised me, was how reasonably priced a log structure can be… this place was a bargain. It really doesn’t take that much money to get to this point. What drives up the cost of truly unique home is all the details, all the finish work, all the systems and the subcontractors. A barn and a home are two entirely different animals.
Originally posted 2015-01-21 13:07:02.