At Suburban Buildings we have the knowledge and resources to assist you in your journey to becoming a new homeowner. Below is a simple guideline that you can follow to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. Remember, building a new Barndominium is not any different than building a new conventional home. Both require the same things to get from concept through construction.

The Barndo Process

Talk to a Mortgage Lender. We recommend that you begin talking to a lender that specializes in new Barndominium Home Lending and construction loans and get a Pre-Approval letter. 

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Take your ideas and saved searches to a professional that designs Barndominium’s. Having a set of architectural plans is essential in getting quotes together for construction. It doesn’t make sense to go to a builder not knowing exactly what you want to build. We have partnered with a Texas company that is known for her Barndominium designs all over the world. Please get in touch with The Barndominium Lady and start the design process for your new build.

If you don’t already have the land to build on, begin that journey right away. You can work on Steps 2 and 3 simultaneously to get through the process more quickly.


Bring your professionally done blueprints back to us so that we can provide you with a comprehensive quote to build out your new Barndominium on your land. Before making that land purchase you should consider the following.

By following these four steps you will be well on your way to enjoying your dream of living in a new Barndominium. There are some other things that you will need to be aware of before hiring a builder.

Other considerations: You should decide if you want to be your own General Contractor. If you do, be sure that your lender understands that and is okay with it. Many Builders that build Barndominiums only want to build the shell and move on. Here at Suburban Buildings, we can help you by being the General Contractor for the entire project.

Things that need to happen prior to construction of the Barndo shell.