About was created to offer an easy-to-use directory of the best internet resources for barn building design ideas and building plans. It presents useable free plans and building guides from plan services, building product retailers and magazines, as well historic designs from old publications and U.S. and Canadian government sources.

Other free barn, garage and shed plans are provided by Don Berg, the editor of Don is a licensed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Historical Resources Committee and the Society of Architectural Historians. His designs, articles and interviews have been featured in magazines like Home, Better Homes & Gardens', Mother Earth News, Country Magazine, Period Homes Magazine, Equine Journal, The Old House Journal, Country Home, Country Extra, Grit, Traditional Building and others. Don has also been a guest and consultant on HGTV. Check out his books on country building at your library or bookstore. Don's barn plans are sold at, and on

The free plans that are available through are hosted on, Don Berg's directory of over 3,000 free woodworking, building and backyard project plans.

Very few of the plans available through are revised to keep them up to date with current building codes, standards and building methods. It's important to have them reviewed by your building department or by a building professional who is knowledgeable about your site's code requirements and weather conditions before you purchase materials or start to build. All of the plans will probably need some modifications to meet your needs.

Many of the plans, especially the older, historic barns and outbuildings are best used as a source for design ideas. An architect or construction engineer in your area can prepare modern, code-compliant blueprints using the layout, proportion, details and overall appearance of the building that you select.

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