Barn living; straw houses, lofts, micro homes, post and beam, converted containers, garden homes and more. The market is demanding more and the options exists. Demographics and consumer preferences are leading us away from the traditional three bedroom ranch or back split.
As a realtor, I am seeing the transformation of a market place. New needs and realities are being met by market opportunities. However the change is not seamless. New skills are needed; straw houses require relevant construction knowledge; barns require engineering for safety and code issues. All changes require a management of the municipal approval process; a process that is sytematically bureaucratic and reactionary to change.
The opportunities are exciting, but plan and prepare for the "roadblocks'. ; your new lifestyle will be better for it.
A rugged and sturdy barn like this could be converted into a stunning living space or event hall.. all you need is a little imagination and some good tradespersons.