A DIY pole barn is the ideal choice for any homestead because it is adaptable to the terrain and to the need. Sturdy, strong, and versatile, these type of barns have been a popular DIY build for centuries for these reasons and more.
DIY pole barn can be adapted to suit any homesteader’s need, and can be built for use as a garage, workshop, shed or barn. These structures can be designed to fit the natural slopes and angles of the terrain since not all homestead property is level.
Check out these 12+ DIY pole barn plans to discover which design will meet your needs and fit your homestead terrain the best.
1- Large Pole Barn Plan
Ideal size for homesteads that have lots of livestock. Plenty of room for the animals and their feed, with a little room leftover for equipment storage.
This website provides detailed information on everything you will need to build this large pole barn. Learning how to build a pole barn is made simple with these free plans that cover everything from roof pitch, site selection, squaring up the building to building codes.
2- Basic DIY Pole Barn
These free barn building plans will walk you through the building process with ease. This basic pole barn is a no-frills, solidly constructed building that measures 16 feet by 20 feet.
When you just want a solid barn on your homestead that can be used to keep animals, feed and/or homestead equipment out of the elements, then this design is for you.
Quick and easy to build, adaptable to the terrain, this DIY pole ban will provide you with decades of uses.
3- DIY Garage Barn
Homesteaders need equipment to keep their homestead growing and running efficiently, and the equipment needs to be stored out of the elements. This garage barn can meet the need for storing large equipment, plus provide loft storage.
This pole barn garage design will be an attractive asset to any homestead. Large enough to drive a truck, tractor, bailer, mower or other large equipment into, and still have room inside after the equipment is parked.
The downstairs and overhead loft storage area has windows to allow natural light to come in, large exterior doors and solid building construction that will last for decades. Down loadable PDF file is easy to follow.
4- DIY Barn Shed
This pole barn shed is attractive and just the right size for any backyard or any homestead. The gambrel roof design doubles the interior space so you will have plenty of floor space for a work area and an overhead loft space for storage.
These free plans will show you how to build a basic barn shed with storage loft in a 12 feet by 16 feet size. Whether your homestead is out in the middle of nowhere or in the middle of town, this barn shed will provide you with lots of storage space and take up very little land space.
5- $600 DIY Pole Barn
Can you believe that you can build a pole barn quickly and cheaply? You can. These free plans will show you that building a pole barn does not have to break the budget or require a lot of time.
$600 worth of building materials and one afternoon is all you need to build this functional DIY barn that is large enough to shelter a lot of homestead equipment and animal feed.
Poles, wood rafters and a metal roof can be put into place quickly and the design fits in well with a country style homestead.
6- Pole Barn Studio
This design will provide you with a large, fully insulated work space that can have multiple functions. These free pole barn plans on YouTube will show you how to build a large 32‘x48‘x12‘ DIY pole barn that can be used to park vehicles, store equipment and provide ample space for working on projects.
7- Three Bay DIY Pole Barn
Simple, sturdy construction that provides lots of storage space. Keep your tractor, mover, and other large homestead equipment dry and secure in this three bay pole barn.
This large barn is 10 feet tall, 24 feet deep and 32 feet long, plenty of room for lots of big pieces of equipment, the open front makes it easy to drive the equipment in and out.
Use two bays for equipment storage and one bay to store firewood and keep it dry during the winter. Fence wire can be installed around one bay if the need arises so it can be used to keep animals safe and out of the elements. Ideal for pregnant animals preparing to give birth.
8- DIY Pole Barn House
Pole barn construction can be used in many ways, and the versatility is shown in these free plans for building a modern house.
This two bedroom, one bath design has a loft and plenty of windows to allow natural light to flood the interior living space. The pole barn house looks nothing like a traditional barn, but a modern home with clean line construction.
If your are considering homestead living and want an affordable, sturdy, versatile home design to build on your homestead, check out these free building plans.
9- Horse DIY Barn
Create a safe economical space for your horses, tack and feed by using these free pole barn plans. Several styles to choose from and one should be just right for your homestead. A two-story horse barn might suit your homestead if you have several horse and need to store lots of hay in the loft. For smaller homesteads with fewer animals, a lean-to horse barn might be the best DIY build.
The plans are free to download and the results are amazing. With so many to styles to choose from, you may want to get more horse just so you can build more pole barns on your homestead.
10- DIY Shed Barns
Barns are meant to provide a dry space for whatever you need to put inside of it. You may need a garden shed to store garden tools, or a run-in shed for hay, fire wood, or tractors. Perhaps DIY barn plans to build a Shedrow barn is what you need for your next building project on the homestead.
Whatever type of outdoor storage structure that you need, you can find the plans to build it on this website. Look at the many different styles and what you can build on your own land to make your adventure in homesteading easier.
11- YouTube Instructions
If following video instructions is the easiest way for you, then this YouTube video is for you. Detailed video instructions for building a DIY pole barn covers everything you may encounter during the build. These instructions are on several videos and contain many tips and tricks to enable you to build an ideal pole barn for your homestead.
The presentation of the pole barn build is excellent, speaker is easy to understand and all the details are easy to follow. The various video instructions allow you to choose the exact portion of the pole barn plans that you need instructions for so you don’t have to watch all of the videos to get the information you need.
12- Four Minute DIY Pole Barn
This YouTuber put the entire build into fast motion so you can watch the build from start to finish in just four minutes. While the actual build on your homestead will take longer than four hours, this short YouTube video will give you a good idea if you want to build the style pole barn or not.
The design is simple, but it’s a tried and true building method that will produce a strong structure that will last for decades. This video will take you through the entire building process at a rapid pace, but you can always hit pause so you can get a better look at what’s going on.
16 X 24 DIY Pole Barn
Here is another YouTube video that will show you how to build a DIY pole barn from the ground up. Watch how the land is prepared, hole for the poles are dug, poles places, trusses put up and roof installed. Nothing has been left out of fast forwarded in this video.
Easy to follow video instructions along with great questions and answers from viewers of the video. Nothing has been left to chance for this build. There’s even a material list you can print and take with you to the building supply store.
This design is easy to adapt to the specific size you need and can be adapted to the terrain on your homestead.