More and more people are starting to move to the countryside. It’s not hard to see why, since cities are becoming overcrowded, cramped, and very expensive. Life in the countryside is a lot more peaceful and much simpler. It’s also worth noting that rural living is a lot more affordable than city life.
If you are planning on moving to the country, then why don’t you buy land? Buying land will give you the opportunity to decide which buildings you put up on your property.
This post will present a few ideas for buildings that you can consider erecting on your land (if you decide to buy some).
A barndominium is just a barn that’s used as a home; they’re really simple structures. What makes barndos great, however, is that they are extremely affordable, very sustainable, and can be built without a professional’s supervision. You can actually purchase barndominium kits online, which can be delivered directly to your property and then assembled very easily. You will probably need to use heavy machinery if you are going to be building a very large barndominium, though. For smaller ones, however, it is definitely possible to do it alone, in as little as a day. Building a barndominium will give you an opportunity to have more control over your home’s design and theme. You can paint it any colour you want, put windows wherever, and design it to look modern or rustic.
A garage port, or carport is a great addition, regardless of whether you build a house or a barndominium. The addition of a garage port to your property will give you somewhere secure to store your vehicles. An alternative to a garage port is to just build a traditional garage, which can be a lot more work. It is worth noting though that traditional garages do offer a lot more protection for people’s cars from thieves and also the weather.
A work shed will give you a space to perform your hobbies, if you have any. Work sheds are quite simple structures to build. You can buy ready-to-assemble work sheds online. All you then have to do is to unpack the shed, put it together, and begin using it. You can build as many work sheds as you like on your property, since they seldom need planning permission or a building permit. As long as they are below a certain size, you can build hundreds of them. If you want multi-level sheds, however, then you will need a building permit.
Finally, if you want to raise animals, then why not build a barn? You can use a barn to keep your animals in or you can use a barn to keep animal supplies in. If you want to have horses, then you will need stables, not a barn. A barn is only suitable for animals like pigs, sheep, goats, or chickens. You will also need to build stables for cows, too, although a different kind of stable to the kind that’s used for horses. Make sure you also build any of your animals’ outdoor enclosures for the summer.
If you own land in the countryside then you can build more or less anything. For some structures, you will need a building permit, though. Attempting to build anything without a permit will lead to you getting a fine or being ordered to tear down the structure that you have built, so always get a permit first.