Metal Barns with Living Quarters: One of the Hottest Home Trends in America

By Carport Central   |   Posted In: Barns

Metal Barns with Living Quarters

With growing families and the desire to expand, it’s easy to see why you might want a new home. But where do you start? Maybe you’ve heard about people turning garages into guest houses, but did you know that metal barns with living quarters are one of the most popular home options out there?

Buying a house can be an intimidating process. Between making sure you have good enough credit and being able to foot the bill, it can be hard to handle. Thanks to their affordability, metal barns with living quarters are the modern solution to this process!

These versatile metal buildings are a great choice for more reasons than their affordability. They are extremely durable and built to last. Our strong steel products are designed to withstand severe weather, whether that be rain, wind, or snow. They are also mold and mildew, fire, and pest resistant. Let’s dig deeper into why metal barns with living quarters are the best home option on the market!


What Exactly is a Metal Barn with Living Quarters?

When you hear the phrase “metal barn with living quarters,” what image do you get in your mind? Is it a cold and dreary building, or a vibrant home? If you imagined the vibrant home, you’re right! Steel barns with living quarters might seem like they could be cold and uncomfortable, but they are just as cozy and homey as traditional homes.

Your metal barn style home will be a large metal building with durable walls and a sturdy roof. The inside will be customized to your specific needs. If you want an open floor plan, your new structure will be a clear span building. The inside will be filled with whatever furnishing you desire. Your barn style metal building home will be exactly what you make of it!


What’s So Great About Metal Homes?

The benefits of small metal barn homes are numerous. Their advantages range from functional to aesthetic. They are an improvement in every area compared to stick build structures. If you are on the fence about choosing steel for your new home, let us help you make the decision.


• They’re Budget Friendly

At Carport Central, the prices of our metal barns with living quarters are the best in the industry. We’ve designed a tool that will let you get real-time price estimates. Our 3D Metal Building Estimator allows you to design your perfect metal home and know its price all from the comfort of your couch.


• They’re Stronger Than Mother Nature

There’s nothing more durable than steel. No matter what Mother Nature sends your way, your steel barn with living quarters will stand tall. Our strong structures can be certified to withstand heavy snow loads and wind speeds of up to 140mph. They are resistant to water and will prevent any damage from heavy precipitation.


• They’re Fire-Resistant

Your home is your safe haven. Fire is one of the worst things that can happen to a home. Not only do they damage your property, but they can severely injure you. In a traditional wooden home, you have no added protection against fire. However, metal homes make your safe haven even safer because steel cannot catch fire.


• They’re Mold & Mildew Resistant

Mold and mildew can make you sick and weaken the structure of your home. No one wants to breathe in the mold, and choosing a steel barn with living quarters is a good way to avoid it. Unlike wood, steel is not porous and cannot absorb water. This means that there’s no moisture for the mold or mildew to grow in.


• They’re Unique to You

We recognize that you are a unique individual. Traditional wooden homes are often cookie-cutter models. However, steel homes are as unique as you. You have the ability to decide the color, the floor plan, the type of doors, the size, and the foundation. Our design team is only a phone call away, so your dream really can become a reality.


• They’re Easy to Install

Maybe you’ve wanted a new home for years but can’t stand the idea of a long and costly installation. That isn’t an issue you’ll face with a metal barn style home or steel barn with living quarters kit. Our products are easy to install, and our installation team is quick and efficient.



How Can You Use Metal Barns with Living Quarters?

Small metal barn homes are the perfect replacement for traditional wooden houses, but they can be used for so much more than that! With these buildings, if you can dream it, we can make it a reality. Metal barns with living quarters are uniquely suited for purposes. Gone are the days of steel buildings being nothing more than storage centers, our steel barns with living quarters make wonderful homes, guest houses, event venues, and employee housing.


• Homes

We’ve already explained some of the benefits of choosing a metal home instead of a traditional wooden one. Metal barn style homes are beautifully modern, efficient, cost-effective, and long-lasting. Whether you are looking to downsize or expand, a metal home is the best option for you.


• Guest House

Just as they make excellent homes, metal barns with living quarters are fantastic guest houses. They are inexpensive and easy to install. These metal buildings can be customized to match the look of your home, making your guest house seem like a seamless addition to your property. This is a great place for relatives to stay over, but it would also be a great investment if you rented it out. These versatile structures give you the most bang for your buck possible.


• Event Venues

Investing in an event venue is a great way to pad your pocket. Your venue can be used for weddings, receptions, family reunions, baby showers, concerts, and more! The ability to completely customize your venue is a great asset. You can create a large clear span space with smaller, closed-off rooms tucked away for storage and living spaces. The low cost of installation, paired with their high versatility, makes metal barns with living quarters the perfect event venue.


• Employee Housing

If you own a farm or a ranch, you might need ranch hands or helpers to work at odd hours of the day. Farms run on a notoriously early schedule, and that can be difficult for workers who live far away. Putting a steel barn with living quarters on your property solves this problem. You will be providing your employees with a safe and comfortable place to live, which will make life easier for both of you.


Getting Permits & Insurance

Like all buildings, metal or wooden, you will need permits. Residential structures are held to stricter standards than non-residential structures. You will need to work with your local government ordinances to see what standards and regulations you will need to adhere to. If you are part of an HOA, you will need to adhere to their regulations as well. Otherwise, your building may have to be removed, or you will be fined.

It would also be wise to get homeowners insurance on your metal barn with living quarters. This helps you stay secure and protected, no matter what happens.


What to Consider When Designing Your Metal Barn with Living Quarters

As with any big decision in your life, you should plan for your new metal barn with living quarters. We suggest you make a detailed plan for your budget, the insulation you want to use, the kind of bills you will have, and the amount of space you will need.


1. Budget

There is more to designing a living space than there is to design a garage. You need to consider things like flooring, paint, and furniture. While our metal barns are the most competitively priced in the industry, the additional parts and pieces you’ll need for finished living space can add up fast. We suggest deciding on what furniture, light fixtures, flooring, and other living needs you want to use before you buy your building. This will help you make a clear budget and erase the headaches you would get along the way otherwise.


2. Insulation

Insulation is a key component of any metal building, but it is doubly important for a metal barn with living quarters. Insulation is what keeps your space cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also helps eliminate any moisture that could form in your building through condensation. Decide on what type of insulation you want for your metal barn style home before you start the design process. We recommend spray foam insulation for all of our metal buildings.


3. Health

Fully planning out your structure is important, not just for the health of your wallet, but for your physical health, too. It’s important that you choose paints that are safe for indoor areas, ensure that your building is ventilated, and have your building properly insulated to prevent mold.


4. Bills

Steel is not a material that holds heat well. It’s important to think about how you plan to heat your steel barn with living quarters in the winter. We suggest you use a budget-friendly heat source and ensure that your building is well insulated. Doing these things will help keep your overall costs and bills down.


5. Condensed Space

The floor plans of steel homes are often different than those of traditional wooden buildings. We highly recommend that you extensively plan your desired layout and make sure that your new home will meet your every need. Metal buildings work fantastically as tiny homes, but you have to be prepared for a house of that style.


Making Your Dreams Come True

Carport Central is the place to go if you’re looking for a metal barn with living quarters that will change your life. All of our products are the best of the best, and we’re committed to being the best, too. We have an excellent staff of friendly and knowledgeable building experts who are ready to help you in any way. No matter what part of the process you’re in, we are only a phone call away at (980) 321-9898. What are you waiting for? Call now and let Carport Central make your dreams come true!


  • Carport Central

    Carport Charlie knows everything (almost) about metal buildings. Carport Charlie loves to show off his knowledge about steel structures and you can benefit of it too.

Get Started

It's fast and easy. Get your instant quote today!

Need Immediate Assistance?
Call Now
(980) 321-9898


Helpful Steel Building Tips
Learn more about our precision-engineered metal buildings, and gain a wealth of useful tips and insights by joining our newsletter list.
Call Now
(980) 321-9898