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5 Free Goat Barn Plans You Can DIY Today

Last Updated on August 4, 2020

GottaGoat Goat Shed

Providing your goats with a safe place to sleep and being able to protect them from the elements and predators is an important task. Goats can tolerate cold weather when they have adequate shelter, and during hot weather, they need somewhere to get out of the heat.

Building a barn is not a simple task, and it takes time to find one that fits your budget and your experience level. This list of five barns gives you a great starting point, and if you are an experienced builder, you can customize a plan to suit your needs.

1. GottaGoat Building the Goat Barn Plans

GottaGoat Building the Goat Barn Plans

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GottaGoat offers plans to build a cute barn with two stalls, a covered front porch, and double Dutch doors within a pole barn construction. The barn is 12×8 feet, with a porch depth of 6 feet. The website claims that it took a month to build this barn, and the site has pictures and a step-by-step process of building the barn, as well as a link to a free e-book that lists the building materials.

Characteristics
  • Skill level: Advanced
  • Materials: Multitude of lumber, screws, cement, door hardware, nails, and metal roofing
  • Tools: Cement mixer, Drill with bits, Miter saw, chainsaw, post level, and an assortment of hand tools

2. Simple Living Country Gal Converts a Shed Into a Goat Barn

Simple Living Country Gal Converts a Shed Into a Goat Barn

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A convenient way to create a barn for your goats is to convert an existing shed into one. Simple Living Country Gal shows you how to do this on their blog post. Building a barn can be expensive, so sometimes rethinking your plans can save you money and time. This barn is ideal for those who raise and breed goats because the setup has a communal area, sickbay, five small pens, a feed room, and a place for milking.

Characteristics
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Materials: Shed plans
  • Tools: Multitude of building tools, depending on the type of shed you choose

3. Goat House by DIY Danielle

This goat house by DIY Danielle is simple in design but offers a great place for your goats to live. You don’t need that much experience to build this house, and it will save you money because it is smaller in size. The site offers instructions, with each step outlined and plenty of pictures to guide you through the process.

Characteristics
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Materials: Lumber, hinges, gate latch, siding, exterior wood screws, roofing, and screws for roofing
  • Tools: Miter saw, square edge, and electric drill and bits

4. Goat Shed Plans From HowTo Specialist

Goat Shed Plans From HowTo Specialist

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The website HowTo Specialist shows you how to build a basic shed that offers protection from the elements for your goats. The plans are easy to follow and detailed, so the beginner can feel confident tackling this project. You can build this shed in one day, depending on how fast you are.

Characteristics
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Materials: Lumber and plywood, screws, nails, wood glue, stain/paint, and wood filler
  • Tools: Miter saw, jigsaw, chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil, and drill and bits

5. GottaGoat Budget-Friendly Goat Barn

GottaGoat Budget-Friendly Goat Barn

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For those on a tight budget, GottaGoat offers plans for a small barn that is functional and ideal for a couple of goats. You can save even more money if you can salvage some wood or use scrap lumber. This site shows you how to build a small stall at the back of the barn that can be used for hay storage. The barn size is almost 7 feet wide and 14 feet long, with a height of 8 feet at the high end.

Characteristics
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Materials: Variety of lumber, roofing, roofing screws, door hardware, nails, screws, rafter brackets, and exterior screws
  • Tools: Miter saw, tape measure, level, and drill and bits

Conclusion

There are a variety of styles for goat barns, with some being more complex than others. These five plans showcase different styles and experience levels so you can find one that you feel confident to build.  

You don’t have to build an elaborate house nor spend a huge amount of money to get great results. However, your goats will appreciate the time and effort you put into building a safe structure that they can call home.

Featured Image Credit: GottaGoat 

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