Free Homestead Building Plans:
Chicken Coops; Greenhouses; Smokehouses; Outbuildings; Workshops and Small Barns
Are you building or expanding a homestead or
small farm? Here are some building plans and do-it-yourself guides that should
help. Learn how to build your own chicken coop or chicken tractor. Get hints on
how to raise chickens. Find practical plans for greenhouses, hoop houses, cold
frames, smoke houses and more. And, follow links to our lists of hundreds of
free barn, garage and workshop plans.
Chicken Coop Designs
at BackyardChickens.com Get design ideas and free
building plans for over five hundred different chicken coops. You'll
find small, medium and large coops, practical and zany designs
and plain and fancy chicken houses and hutches. You'll also find
that many of the designs are accompanied by plans and
step-by-step instructions to help you build your own.
Mammy's 1895 Chicken Coop
Plans This 8'x16' chicken house and
20'x20' yard is big enough for all the chickens
a homestead would need. It has built-in roosting
poles and nesting boxes. Drop-thru perches make
clean up easy. Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment
offers free plans based on an original 1895
Kentucky farmstead coop.
How to Raise Chickens
Learn how to raise and care for chickens and how to have fresh eggs
your own backyard, even in the city or suburbs. Enjoy these ten top
free online guides.
Find dozens of designs, detailed building plans, design ideas and
hints that will help you raise and care for chickens at Living Green
How to Build a Backyard
Get detailed, illustrated
step-by-step instructions on how to build an
assortment of permanent and portable chicken coops
for your yard. Learn how to care for your hens and
how to have your own fresh organic eggs everyday.
Designs at BackyardChickens.com Call them
what you will, chicken tractors, mobile coops or pasture
pens let you move your hens safely around your yard to
feed on seeds and bugs and to fertilize your lawn and
gardens. Find design ideas and free
building plans for any of sixty-four pasture pens and portable coops
or your chickens.
Barn-Style Greenhouse Plans from
this practical 10'-6"x12' building as your greenhouse in
the Spring and to store your outdoor furniture safely out of the
weather in Winter. Ana White's online plans include step-by-step
Greenhouse Plans and Growing Guides
Check out dozens of free plans for inexpensive hoop houses,
hobby and homestead greenhouses, geodesic domes, coldframes and
more at Living Green & Frugally.
Free PVC Arched Greenhouse Plans
Get free instant download plans from,
PVCPlans.com, for an inexpensive hoop
greenhouse and a light-weight, portable cold
frame using PVC pipe. Then,
click through the website section called
"Submitted Pictures" for dozens of practical
and fun projects and more plans created by
Build an Alaska-Style Cold
Frame Read a simple builders'
and growers' guide at Sunset Magazine and then
design and build your own for a long season of fresh
flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Free PVC Cold Frame Plans
instant download plans from, PVCPlans.com, for an
inexpensive coldframe project using PVC pipe. Then,
click through the website section called "Submitted
Pictures" for dozens of practical and fun projects
and more plans created by do-it-yourself builders.
Free Hobby Greenhouse Building Guide
Build it yourself from scratch, or but and assemble a greenhouse
kit? Learn all of your options in the greenhouse builders guide
at Extreme How-To Magazine.
Backyard Mini-Barn Plans
perfect little barn for your property. Find construction
blueprints for small pole barns, barn-style sheds, little
pole-frame garages, all-purpose yard barns with lofts,
small storage barns and little pole-frame country
Carport or Open Shelter Building Guide
A carport, or covered shelter or lean-to shed, attached to an
existing building can provide economical storage for vehicles,
garden tractors, boats or other equipment. It can be fairly easy to
construct. This step-by-step building guide by Monte Burch of
Extreme How-To Magazine will show you how.
Homestead Building Designs from the Historic American Building
These eighteenth and
nineteenth century buildings are samples of the hundreds of
farmhouse, barn and
outbuilding plans that have been preserved through the HABS. You can
view and print photos and
print measured drawings of floor plans, exterior elevations and
Farmstead Barn and Backbuilding Books
Learn how to plan, build and maintain small barns and outbuildings
for family farms and country homesteads. The University of North
Texas provides an amazing selection of free ebooks from US
Department of Agriculture archives.
Get started on your new shed, animal shelter, cabana, small
barn, garage, car barn, hobby shop, carriage house, workshop or
backyard studio right now. With one order for just $29.00 you
can download professional construction blueprints for over one
hundred different designs. You'll be able to download any and
all of the plans right away and print as many copies as you need
to get permits, to get contractors' bids and for construction.
The set comes with a full money-back guarantee.
Free Mini-Barn and Barn-Style Shed Plans Use any of
our list of plans
to help build a practical country-style storage barn in your
backyard. These outbuildings will shelter your small tractor, garden
equipment and tools. A few of the
designs come with complete material shopping lists and building
instructions to make your project as easy as it can be.
Free Tractor Shed Plans
Shelter your lawn tractor, ATV, snowmobile or any small vehicle.
Build any of a bunch of tractor shed designs with the help of our
list of free blueprints.
Free Barn Building Guides
Learn how to build all types of barns with the help of these illustrated, step-by-step lessons.
Turn any barn plan into a do-it-yourself project, save construction
costs by finding out which parts of the project you can handle
yourself, or learn enough to understand and follow your contractors'
More Free Building
Plans Help yourself to hundreds of plans for sheds,
garages, workshops, cabins, cottages, solar homes and
backyard structures, offered for free by some of the Internet's top
designers and publishers. Then, check out our lists of thousands of
free, do it yourself woodwork, home improvement and backyard project
Pole-Barn Plans and Pole-Frame
Garage and Workshop Plans
practical post-frame barn blueprints, garage plans
with lofts and optional add-on garages, carports,
storage spaces and workshop areas. Find
architect-designed woodshop designs and plans for mini-barns, hobby
shops, sheds, backyard studios, she sheds, home
offices and more.