Do you know that historically the modern barn largely developed from the three aisled medieval barn, commonly known as tithe barn or monastic barn. In 15th century few thousands of huge barns were to be found Western-Europe. In the course of time, its construction method was adopted by normal farms and it gradually spread to simpler buildings and other rural areas.
In the U.S., older barns were built from timbers hewn from trees on the farm and built as a log crib barn or timber frame, although stone barns were sometimes built in areas where stone was a cheaper building material. In the end of 19th century in the U.S. barn framing methods began to shift away from traditional timber framing to “truss framed” or “plank framed” buildings.
21st Century Barn houses
Nowadays it becomes more and more trendy to restore old barn house to a normal family house. It’s a great idea for history and architecture lovers even for nature lovers, because old barn houses usually were built outside of the cities surrounded by beautiful nature.
There are a lot of great examples of restored barn houses, we done our best pick one of the most beautiful must see barn houses, enjoy!