Barndominium Prices and Costs

Barndominium Prices, Barndominum Costs

One of the most common questions we get: Barndominium cost to build also phrased Barndominum price to build.

Your Barndominium Cost depends on your specific location for the following:

  • Concrete Slab Cost
  • Metal Building or Exterior Framing Cost
  • Interior Build-out and Finishes Cost
  • Plumbing Cost – Septic System or Tap Fees for Sewer
  • Water well or Tap Fees Cost

For a Building a Barndominium Cost Breakdown and a simple Barndominium Cost Calculator see our Barndominium Cost Calculator

If you are paying a general contractor the pricing still ranges greatly depending on the specific location you are building your barndominium.  Pricing for a slab vary from location to location based on soil or rock that has to be excavated.

With a general contractor we tell people to budget $100 to $130 per sq ft for the living area.

A 2,000 sq ft living area could cost $200,000 to $260,000 to build.  We have found most people end up with higher end finishes in their barndominium thus the higher price per square foot.

Add 1,000 sq ft of shop at a cost of $20~$40 per sq ft cost $20,000 ~ $40,000 (Costs: slab , metal building, insulation, electric)

Is it cheaper to build a barndominium or a regular stick built home?

Some people actually build what looks like a barndominium as a regular stick build.  We have customized many of our plans for a stick build.  So you can get the low maintenance metal sides, open layout and look of a barndominium with a conventional stick built home.

Some places it is cheaper to build a barndominium.  Lets take the Texas hill country and compare custom home pricing to custom barndoinium pricing.  Note all barndominiums at this point are custom built so this is the best apple to apple comparison.  The barndominium cost will be in the $130 per square foot range compared to $200 for a conventional custom home.

Most barndominiums have a metal roof included – compare that to the additional cost of adding a metal roof to your custom home.

What are the benefits of a building a barndominium?

The benefits on price show up when the home has a large attached shop/garage.  The larger the shop/garage the cheaper the over all price per sq ft.

For the barndominium with metal roofs and walls you are getting a very low maintenance home.  We find that the majority of people building a barndominium are looking forward to the maintenance benefits of metal.

For those DIY home finishers who will do some of the finish work themselves having a metal building company erect the roof and some or all of the walls provides them a dried in area to work.  And often the metal shell will be completely erected in a couple of weeks or less.