from North Dakota State University Agricultural Extension
Get great ideas from free design plans and building details for
useful small farm buildings: farm stands, smoke houses, chicken
coops and much more.
Photo: Library of
Congress, Historical American Buildings Survey
Bumper Gate Design
Want to drive your tractor or pickup into your pasture without
stopping to open a gate. Here's a clever design from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Purple Martin Birdhouse
Roadside Farm Stand
An attractive and practical 6'x12' portable sales booth with a
sheltering roof overhang and sales counters that hinge up to close
up shop when not in use.
Roadside Sales Stand
12'x24' Permanent sales booth with a sheltered front counter and
built-in display racks.
Smoke House Design
Design, details and material lists for building a 6'x8' homestead
smoke house with wood or concrete block.
Wooden Smoke House
A simple design for a 6'x8' home smoke house with a free-standing
6'x8' Shed-roof design to be built on skids.
Shed Roof Poultry Coop
Permanent 18'x30' building
20'x20' Poultry Barn with Straw Loft
Portable Poultry House
8'x12' Coop for 25 hens.
More Poultry and Small Animal Shelters
About These Cooperative
Extension Plans: These plans were developed over many
years by engineers at U.S. Land Grant universities. They are
generally older plans that need to be revised for today's
construction methods, codes and standards. They provide design
ideas and conceptual information for planning purposes. The
plans were prepared through the USDA Cooperative Farm Buildings
resist various forces from snow, wind, earthquake and use. They also must
adhere to local building and zoning codes. A local building
inspector, engineer, building supplier, or building contractor
can help you determine what is a safe and legal building for