built by hand

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Over the weekend, I finally had the chance to visit this barn my brother has been working on for the last year. It is truly amazing. It's built in a post and beam style (notice the wooden pegs!) and has a stone foundation. All the wood, windows and doors are recycled. I think there's a bit more to do on it (painting, etc) but it is looking quite nice I think. More photos here.


  1. He’s building it for my parents. I think they want to make the top floor of the barn into some sleeping quarters and the rest will be for regular old barn stuff like you say:)

  2. This is beautiful! What a great project. Someday when we have space, I would love to have a barn, especially one that I or a loved one built with our hands. Wonderful.

  3. Hey Victoria- He built it for my parents along with a small cabin (built in the same style). They are going to build their own house on the property. I think the top section of the barn will be a sleeping loft for when all their grandkids come and visit:)

    Julia- Yes he designed it and built it. He’s sort of self-taught so we joke about it falling down all the time. But, I think it’s pretty stable:) He learned all the architect-y math stuff..or whatever it is you need to know to make a building stand:)

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