Go on. Raise your hand. Before you ever heard the word “barndominium,” how many of you would have assumed there was anything like a luxury home hidden away behind those rusted, corrugated tin walls above?
Very few would have.
In fact, we’ll bet that the local taxing authority — if they were denied access to this barndo’s interior — could scarcely imagine what’s inside.
But that, of course, is the beauty of building a barndominium just the way you want.
This one made an appearance in an issue of Cowgirl Magazine earlier this year — but with very little detail. We can’t even tell you where it is, nor how many bedrooms it has — and certainly not the number of total square feet.
But it’s just such a perfect example of how iconoclastic you can be on the outside — saving your real cash outlay for luxurious amenities like granite countertops in your well-appointed kitchen — that we couldn’t resist sharing it in this post.
And did you ever wonder what this one looked like inside?
Sure you did. We all have — at least anyone who has done more than a brief Google search for a picture of a barndominium.
Only this one doesn’t truly represent the barndo that most have come to associate with the word. It looks more like — well, some have made unkind references to the huge tracked vehicle that once carried Star Wars characters R2D2 and C3PO to an uncertain fate after being captured by Jahwahs.
You don’t remember that scene in the very first Star Wars movie?
Well, anyway, Architect Magazine, in which these rare interior images have finally appeared along with a few conceptual drawing, says nothing about its design being inspired by a movie from a Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away.
But we still think the resemblance is uncanny.