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A Quick Escape to Nature: Farmstay Resorts

Why is your farm stay a mini resort?! You’ve probably never thought about your farm stay as a resort, but to many people, it is. So, it’s essential to treat it that way, and there are a few criteria you should consider when you plan it. Tourism spending around the world is shifting from spending in […]


Barn Conversion Myths


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Transform Your Barn Into a Dream Home: Expert Tips and Inspiration

Discover the art of converting a barn into your dream home. Some practical tips for transforming a barn into a functional living space


50 Ideas for Your Barn Conversion Project

So, we convinced you to keep your barn! Now, what are you going to use it for? Here are some ideas to give your old barn a new life. We hope these suggestions ignite your creativity for repurposing your old barn into something unique! Barn Restoration for Agriculture Uses: There is nothing wrong with reusing […]


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Unveiling Barn Conversion Costs: What You Need to Know

“How much will my barn conversion cost?” is the most common question we get, and the answer is it depends! In this blog, we explain the SIX factors that will impact your barn conversation budget. For those who like videos over blogs, we highly recommend you check out our video on barn conversion myths to […]



How to know when to take my old barn down?

This is always a hard conversation with potential clients when they come to me with a barn. Should I take it down? A typical engineer who you meet will be far less sentimental than I am, and he will be the first to say, “It’s cheaper to build new”. This is true, but I’ve realized […]


4 Biggest Mistakes when Planning an On-Farm Event Venue

So, you want to create an event or wedding space? You’ve got a Pinterest board full of ideas on how beautiful the space will be! It will be the next best wedding destination! Now to get started. But before you start designing make sure you’ve done all your research. In our experience there are a […]


5 ways designing a barn house is different from a normal custom home!

Do you live in a barn? Or do you want to? It’s really important to realize that designing a barn conversion to a house (or other structures), is not at all the same as starting with a blank paper for a custom home. You have this amazing timber frame you need to work around to […]


Wilmot Township barn declared unsafe for gatherings

  The verdict issued by the Ontario Fire Commission on Tuesday is a complex issue and an important debate for agritourism in Ontario. It highlights the difficulties and often the rigidity of policy that townships must uphold, and the lack of discourse between residents who are the heart and soul of a place, and the […]