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"GREEN HOMES FOR BLUE COLLARS"

Barn Livin' llc

This genuinely unique 'Design-Build' process incorporates post-frame foundation/ exterior wall systems along with the open concept floor plan, thereby using 50% less building materials.
​  Barn-Livin' compliments energy efficient electrical-mechanical systems, incorporates 'Green' building methodologies, and utilizes a large percentage of locally produced building materials; all with final project cost savings of 30% or more compared to conventional construction costs.
This methodology reduces your overall carbon footprint.

With rising costs of energy, transportation, property taxes, construction materials, and labor, Barn-Livin's uniqueness offers a practical alternative to conventional stick-built or manufactured homes, making Barn Livin' perfect for forever homes, retirement cottages or vacation homes.  What makes this concept 'real' is it offers an alternative home option for 'Blue-Collar-People' whom appreciate 'Green' concepts and value.  
Barn-Livin's Builds take 4-5 Months from start (Site Development) to finish (Certificate of Occupancy).  This is less time than it takes most manufactured homes to be produced and delivered to the Homeowner's site!

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Making Green Homes Affordable to Blue Collar Workers

The Broader View Weekly

Energy efficient program working with builders to bring the savings home

The Daily Review

 

FAQS

You’ve Got Questions - We’ve Got Answers

 

HOW IS BARN LIVIN' DIFFERENT?

Barn Livin’ believes in building beautiful Custom Rustic Barn Homes that are Green, Energy Efficient and affordable for Blue Collar families.  Through years of Design-Build Experience and Development of Professional Connections, Barn Livin' Design-Build proven means & methods pass savings directly to the Owner.

WHAT CERTIFICATIONS DO BARN LIVIN' DESIGNERS HAVE?

Barn Livin' is an Energy Star Builder;  LEED AP BD&C; OSHA 30; Federal & NYS Woman-Owned Business; ACI Certified Construction Inspector, Project Manager & Construction Consultant; and NYS Code Certified since 1992.

WHAT AREA DOES BARN LIVIN' BUILD IN?

Barn Livin’ Rustic Barn Homes are popping up all over the Finger Lakes Region of NY.  Our Model Home resides in Wellsburg NY and we are adding new Barn Livin’ Homes every month.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CUSTOM BARN HOME?

Design-Development (Pre-Construction Phase) typically averages 2-4 months.   From the time the Project Team breaks ground to full completion averages 4 - 6 months.  They really do go up that fast!!

HOW MUCH DOES A RUSTIC BARN HOME COST?

Cost is dependent on the Client's desired size, style, and wish-list items.  Our Designs are completely custom so every Rustic Barn finishes out at a different price - However, Barn Livin' Rustic Barn Homes average $100 (+/-) /SF within footprint - meaning everything inside the home.  To that, factor in the cost of the land, financing, sitework, landscaping, drive access, utilities, etc... which can average $50K (+/-) for rural lot development.

HOW DO I CALCULATE SQUARE FOOT COST?

To roughly calculate the cost of a Barn Livin’ Home- simply multiply the size of the house by 100.  
 (i.e.) 2,500 SF Barn Home x $100 = $250,000 

*This is a preliminary estimate calculator being highly dependent upon the level of finishes, fixtures, and appliances chosen as well as the number of bathrooms & individual rooms, as well as desired architectural features - all in which affect final costs. 

WHAT IS THE GREEN DESIGN?

Barn-Livin homes are Affordable, passive solar, open-concept, ECO-Friendly, Rustic,'Design-Build Homes', which emulate 19th Century Homestead Barns. 
The post-frame construction methodology and space saving open-concept uses 50% less building materials than conventional wood framed construction and we locally source many of the materials.

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