Barndominiums, nicknamed “barndos,” got their start as a practical living option. Many farmers and ranchers created a loft area above a working barn so that animal caretakers could stay close by. Fast forward to today where the popularity of barndominiums has evolved into luxury homes and vacation rentals. Most “barndo” construction uses a steel shell, then adds tons of interior customization options.
Unlike a traditional wood stud home, the interior does not need load-bearing walls. The steel frame offers more than enough support for the roof beams and rafters.