Barndomiums provide a cost-effective, low maintenance home option that offers flexibility in how it can be utilized. With the current housing market at an all time high, barndominiums have become very popular amongst those looking for alternative living options. Many individuals are attracted to the versatility in design and function barndominiums provide, along with being economical, low maintenance, and energy efficient.

What Makes a Barndominium Different From Other Buildings?

A barndominium, also referred to as a barndo, is an open concept steel building that provides living space and a work area. They often have large square footage. A barndominium can be used to describe any metal structure and they can vary from a conventional one story to a large, luxurious home. 

The interior living area of a barndominium can include the same comfort and amenities you’d find in a regular home from the plumbing and electrical to the more luxurious add-ons, such as a second story, open floor plan, family room, vaulted ceiling, and a porch.

The working space of a barndominium can be customized to meet you and your business’ needs. For example, the working space can vary from a basic storage warehouse to a large, more intricate warehouse.

Steel barndominiums provide a cost effective way to utilize space and to use the space to its fullest potential. 

How Long Does it Take to Construct a Barndominium?

The answer is, it varies. A barndominium project usually takes 3-6 months to complete from start to finish. However, similar to a regular home, the construction time depends on factors like the size and the customization of the barndominium. The building process for a project that does not require much customization can take up to a few weeks to complete. 

How Much Does a Barndominium Cost?

Similar to the cost of a home, the cost of a barndominium can vary. Some of the factors that go into the cost of a barndominium include: 

  • The quality of the material used
  • Labor
  • Customization of the barndominium 
  • Location
  • Square footage
  • Pricing of the construction material used

When it comes to your project, you have the option of choosing a basic barndominium kit, which includes the essential components of the walls and roof, or a complete turnkey barndominium. Turnkey barndos include more options, such as cabinets, windows, and flooring. These options all influence the pricing of your project.

What are the Advantages of Barndominiums?

The main advantages of barndominiums are the affordability, longevity, durability, and flexibility they provide.


When looked at from a per square foot perspective, barndominiums offer exceptional value. They are beneficial for larger families or when businesses need larger work spaces. 

Another benefit is barndominiums affordability when compared to an actual home. Depending on geographical location, a barndominium can be half the price of a home.


As long as the maintenance of the barndominium is kept up with, more specifically the maintenance of the roof and siding, a barndominium can last up to 50 years or even longer.


Many people are attracted to barndominiums because of the durability they provide. Since barndominiums are made of metal, they have similar durability to steel structures with resistance to:

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Termites
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Fires


When it comes to designing a barndominium, there are endless possibilities. When designing a customized barndominium, you are able to choose the sizing of your work vs living area. In fact, you can design your workspace to be anything you want, such as a garage, shop, or warehouse.

Contact Champion Buildings Today for Your Next Barndominium Project

If you’re looking for a living and working space with the benefits of an affordable, low maintenance, and flexible home, a barndominium might be the right fit for you. 

Champion buildings has been constructing metal buildings since 1999. Our experienced team is able to make your metal home plans come to life. If you are interested in having a barndominium built, contact us today at (800) 942-6812.