Barn raising is rewarding both emotionally and financially. Learn a few tips with this guide.
Get in the homesteading spirit by building your own small, efficient barn.
The Robinson's small barn housed goats, chickens, rabbits and more.
This "breakaway" drawing shows the interior of the Robinson's small barn. We found that this 16-by-30 foot barn efficiently houses 30 hens, 60 broilers, 20 or more rabbits, four goats or a cow and calf, three or four sheep and a dozen squab. Barn cost $200 to $400 (1970 prices).
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How to make a building square: Measure six feet on the end sill and eight feet on the side. If a cross piece, then measures 10 feet (from outer edges) the building is square. This is often called "the rule of six, eight and 10."