These days, Barndominiums are taking over the property market. More and more of us dream of and seek our tailor-made home and opt for barn conversions to make our dreams a reality. We long for open-plan kitchens, spacious living spades, and exposed beams that give us that rustic farmhouse style.
And that's what Barndominiums offer us. But where can we build these? Each state, and often, each city, will have different rules about building work, making it hard for us to know where to purchase your land and build your Barndominium on.
But luckily for you, we are here to save you any potential headaches! Today we will find out whether you can build a Barndominium in Wyoming, what you need to consider, and the cost so you can make your decision and get cracking on your conversion!
Just keep reading to find out more!
Can you build a Barndominium in Wyoming?
Yes, you can build a Barndominium in Wyoming! You will need to be aware of a few regulations before getting work underway on your dream home. Building codes and regulations vary from state to state, so be sure to check these out if you are new to Wyoming.
Before beginning work on your Barndorium, you will need to ensure the land has been zoned and regulated for residential use. If these permits are not in place, you will need to apply and pay for these yourself and ensure there is access to power and plumbing, and other essential utilities.
Once you have done this, you will need to ensure that any building plans meet Wyoming’s building codes and regulations. At present, Wyoming’s state regulations state that building codes are voluntary for residential and commercial buildings, meaning you do not have to follow them if you wish.
However, in recent years certain jurisdictions, such as cities and counties, have put their building regulations and codes in place to ensure that buildings are structurally sound and safe. You will also need a building permit for the construction work you are undertaking, and this will need to be in place before work begins.
As regulations and building codes are subject to change, we recommend checking on the government's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information. The last thing you need is a housing official telling you that your Barndimoinum isn’t up to code and needs to be adjusted or demolished!
For those carrying out the majority of the construction work themselves, you must be aware of the most recent regulations at all times. For those hiring a contractor or builder to carry out the work, there is slightly less pressure as these builders will be aware of the codes and adhering to them as they work.
There is a wealth of experience and specialist Barndominium builders and contractors in Wyoming that will bring your Barndominium dreams to life. Before moving forward with a contractor, be sure to speak to them to ensure the fit is correct. Most contractors will design the Barndominium to your specifications so you can still have the home of your dreams!
When finding your contractor, be sure to conduct your research to find the best fit for you. Why not look at their websites for examples of their previous work and customer testimonials for further insight into the work they have created?
Another good place to look is social media pages. Here you will be able to find reviews and insights from customers regarding the time frame and quality of the building work. Take these reviews with a pinch of salt and consider your experience with the builders, materials used, and the cost when making your decision.
How much does it cost to build a Barndominium in Wyoming?
When it comes to the cost of building a Barndominium in Wyoming, they are cheaper than constructing a traditional house! The cheaper materials and shorter construction time mean that by building your Barndominium or having the professionals in, you can save some money!
In Wyoming, the average cost of a Barndominium is $150 per square foot. You can expect the price of a 2,000 square foot Barndominium (the average size) to be around $300,000. The cost is slightly higher than the average Barndominium cost across the country, so be mindful of this when setting your budget and considering where to build your Barndominium.
It’s worth noting that these costs don’t include any decor, appliances, or finishing touches. You will need to factor these into your budget before beginning construction work to avoid any nasty surprises later down the line!
By completing the construction work, or the majority of it yourself, you can keep the costs lower. We recommend only carrying out the work yourself if you have previous experience to ensure that the work is carried out correctly and safely.
Another option you can explore if you want to keep the costs low is to use a Barndominium kit. These kits feature prefabricated Barndominiums that can be customized to your designs or will follow a generic template. Barndominium kits are cheaper to purchase and can be erected quickly, saving you even more time and money!
You can purchase these kits from specialist builders in Wyoming, or you can purchase them from any builder and have them shipped to your location. When shipping the Barndominium kit, be sure to factor in the shipping cost to avoid any surprises down the line!
Choosing between a kit or having the Barndominium constructed traditionally is a personal choice and one you should consider carefully before moving forward with your project. Be sure to factor the different costs into your budget when making your decision.
And just like that, we have reached the end of our journey together today! As you can see, you can indeed build a Barndominium in Wyoming, providing you have the correct zoning on your land and follow the building regulations in your area.
Before you know it, your conversion dream is becoming a reality!