Small, All-Purpose Barn Plans from Louisiana State University's AgCenter

Eight Free Small Farm and Hometead Barn Plans from the Ag Center at Louisiana State University

These multi-purpose barns are perfect for small family farms and homesteads.





Download design plans and building details for any of eight different barns:

General Barn and Lean-to
A 20' X 30' two-story barn with a gable roof and 10' wide lean-to along its length.

General Barn (2 Story with Hay Mow)
A 40' X 32' wood frame, 2-story barn with a gambrel roof and areas for hay storage, box stalls, a feed and harness room and a large open area.

General Barn (16' X 16')
Plans of a 16' X 16' wood frame barn that could have either a gable or gambrel roof.

General Barn (24' X 30')
A 30' X 24' wood frame, gable roof barn with 5 stalls and a feed room.

General Barn (16' X 30')
A 16' X 30' wood frame barn with areas for cows and horses, feed and harness rooms that can have either a gable or gambrel roof.

General Barn (18' 6" X 30'6")
A 18'6" X 30'6" wood frame barn with a gable roof and areas for cow stalls, a cow pen, a feed room and alley.

General Barn (24' X 30')
A building plan for a two-story wood frame, gable roof barn, 30' X 24', with a gable roof, box stalls, cow stalls, a calf pen and feed room.

General Barn (36' X 50')
A plan for a 36' X 50' gambrel roof, wood frame barn with stalls for horses, a box stall, a feed room and an area for 18 head of cattle.

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About These Cooperative Extension Plans:  These plans were developed over many years by engineers at LSU and other U.S. Land Grant universities. They are generally older plans that need to be revised for today's construction methods, codes and standards. They provide design ideas and conceptual information for planning purposes. The plans were prepared through the US Department of Agriculture Cooperative Farm Buildings Plan Exchange.

Buildings must resist various forces from snow, wind, earthquake and use. They also must adhere to local building and zoning codes. A local building inspector, engineer, building supplier, or building contractor can help you determine what is a safe and legal building for your area.


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