Well, who would thought. A friend called me the other day and offered to buy my house. It is a blessing really. We built a house way out of our league a few years ago. It was probably one of the largest mistakes I have ever made. pride definately got in the way. Well I have spent the last 2 years working and doing with out to pay off debt so we could afford to stay in the house. We are just about there. Infact we werer just about to refinance the house to a payment that we could afford. Anyway a friend offered to buy it. he really likes it and has the means. We have basically agreed on price and they are going to give us a final answer tonight. IF this deal really goes through We plan to buy 28 adjacent acres, and build a barndominium. We will build a 40 by 80 with 30 by 40 being an apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 large bathroom, as well as a kitchen adn living room. it may have room for a loft as well. We are hoping to do all of this for cash. I think the house sale will afford us the ability to buy the land adn build the barn. Then we will have to save to finish the apartment. I have not done any hard math to figure what the apartment will run. I am guessing about $25K. I am guessing the barn will be around $40 to $45K, but I will know for sure tomorrow on the barn. I am curious if anyone has done this. What is your layout? What do you like about it? What do you hate about it? My are is pretty lax on codes. We will build this right adn safe. But there are no rules about construction type or siding type or anything like that. They are fussy about septic systems, adn to soome degree about electrical systems. Anything else pretty much goes. We are planning on framing with metal or wood studs in the interior. So the walls will be double thick. We are also planning on having th ebarn insulated with the rolls of fiberglass, then after the interior is framed up we will have the wet cellulose sprayed in. I expect the apartment to be very tight and well insulated. It will be all steel construction on the frame adn exterior, so it should last forever and hold up great in storms. So what do ya think.