The plan is to order a pole barn kit, have it delivered, and put it up ourselves with a few extra helpers. The process is going to take us a little while - as we still have full time jobs! As you can imagine though, we will save a ton of money putting it up ourselves and hopefully we can redirect the saved money into our master suite addition and kitchen remodel - which I will talk about at a later time!
There are so many types and sizes of pole barns out there I can hardly believe it. I think I have changed my mind about a hundred times already - driving my husband and my Uncle a little crazy - but hey its my job!! Below are the pole barns we are considering.
The first barn looks "pretty" with the cupola and everything and, of course, it is a little more expensive. The second one is more economical and will give us a little more space (width and height-wise) and we can make it look pretty later. So I think we are going with the second one (even though I like the "look" of the first one).
We plan to put the barn on the SE section of the property (at the back of the orchard). The location should work really well since my Uncle purchased additional property last year.
Wish us luck!