I developed Sweet Southern Grace as an outlet to share our DIYs. My husband and I are up for any DIY, including our current self-built barndominium.
We are in the process of self-building our home. The build as a whole has been challenging, as we literally started from the ground up. We cleared the land ourselves and began our barndo build while living in our camper for almost a year. We moved into the unfinished barndo and lived there during construction - it is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
We chose the hardware based on the design aspects of our barndo. We wanted rustic, modern, industrial-style hardware, and we appreciate the quality and hand-poured iron.
Rustic and refined hardware, yes, please! We love the design qualities and how well it is made.
Our design style is modern farmhouse. We love rustic and refined, industrial and modern, with a touch of antiques we’ve acquired from our grandparents throughout the years. We want to come into our home and feel the nostalgia and love of seeing pieces that reflect our family histories.
In 2020, we decided to put our newly remodeled home up for sale; it sold immediately. We used that money to self-build our own barndominium. Our financial freedom from paying cash for our self-build has been one of the best outcomes.
Budget for more expenses because things always come up that you aren’t expecting. For example, we built during COVID-19, so pricing increased significantly, and supplies were hard to find. Also, it helps to have plenty of patience.
Do what makes you and your family happy. You are the one living in your home every day, and you need to like it. Plain and simple.
Some day, we would like to build a tiny home community and work with community members in need.
We can't wait to see the completed barndo! Thanks to Shae for sharing!