A long time ago, round barns lined the American landscape. It is, as the name suggests, a circular construction or something that could have more than four walls. Although there are still some existing round barns, through the years it has significantly decreased due to the popularity of the rectangular ones. Right now though there is the reappearance of some classic techniques in farming leading to renewed demand for round barns and good round barn plans.

Good Round Barn Plans.

Round barns were built because they were seen to be less costly and took less labor than other barn formations. Initially round barns plans were developed to accommodate threshing machines. Several levels were built for this kind of barn. Livestock were housed on the lowest level.  On the higher level were threshing machines. Grains threshed by the machine were loaded directly onto the wagons found at the lower level and driven out the opposite exit with no need for the wagons to be turned. This is a great advantage for having round barns constructed.

Livestock waste is also easier to clean in a round barn because in facing the animals towards the external wall, animal waste is in the center of the barn and that saves time and effort in cleaning up.

Round barns now have several convenient applications. It’s a great area to exercise horses and can be divided up and used as stalls for livestock. The round design of the structure is known to be sturdier for high wind conditions.  The base of the building can be cemented and the roof is normally shingled. Wood, stone or tin are often specified in round barn plans.