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The Barn Raiser Homes

Dave Ortlieb from The Barn Raiser in Saugerties, New York recently discovered the tiny house movement from a recent customer. Dave contacted me and wanted to share his business as another option for tiny houses. Here is what Dave has to say about his business:

We’ve been in business for 6 years and are a member of the Better Business Bureau. Our company offers quality structures of all different shapes and sizes built by Amish craftsman.


I have actually been in this industry for nearly 11 years and went on my own 6 years ago. Up until about 3 years ago all of our structures were delivered completely assembled on special hydraulic trailers. We were restricted on how tall these buildings could be due to over the road travel.

That all changed when together with our Amish builders we came up with our modular 2- story buildings. These buildings measure a minimum of 17′ from ground to peak and offer a full second floor.

We started with a single wide 12′ x 24′ 2- story a-frame and that led to our 2- story double wides. We now offer them in three different styles ( a-frame, gambrel, and quaker ) and also three different sidings.

They are available in sizes from 10′ x 12′ all the way up to 28′ x 58′ and anywhere in between. Customers have used these buildings for hunting cabins, office space, studios etc.

We can modify these buildings in many ways to satisfy each customers needs. The great thing about these structures is they are totally modular and typically are assembled in one day.

We’ve developed a roof system which we raise on site and requires no cranes.

Another great thing is the cost. By being 95% completed at the shop, we can offer these at great prices. Last year we delivered a 24′ x 24′ 2- story garage to a customer in Anza, California. He had been a contractor for over 27 years. He loved the building and as important, the money he saved;over having it locally stick built.

Recently a customer had come in looking for one of our structures to convert into a small living space. He looked at all the different single level buildings we offer and found numerous options.

He then looked at the 2- story buildings and was amazed at the possibilities. It was this customer who turned me on to the Tiny House Blog site. These buildings with some modifications offer a great option for a small living space.

Visit The Barn Raiser site to learn more.






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harlowe thrombey - August 30, 2009 Reply

Why would someone *not* buy one of these? I don’t get what the drawback is. What is the drawback? Are they illegal in some areas? Why would someone waste money on a traditional home when they can buy some land and one of these things?

Switcher - October 6, 2009 Reply

Wait until the first heavy rain, they will wish the put some OSB between the metal roof & rafters (to kill the noise).

Still, those are nice looking buildings, I like the building in the first pic.

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