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American Barns with Garaports

1 March 2021


Transform your American barn into your very own holiday home by adding a garaport. 

As you are likely already aware, the possibilities for American barns are endless, including – car storage, boat sheds, workshops, housing caravans, horse stables, storage rooms and games rooms to name a few.. 

Let's look at some of the benefits of adding a garaport... 

Benefits of American Barns with Garaports

Unique accommodation option

The barn style shed is among the most versatile sheds out there. If you're looking for an affordable solution to style, the American barn can give you that. Need a house to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life? Gone are the days when barns were only for trucks or animals. Nowadays, these buildings are also a highly popular option for weekenders, holiday rentals or even a permanent residence! 

Highly customisable

Ever wished you could tweak the layout of your existing barn so it could better suit your needs? With American barns, that's possible. Characterised by its distinct raised central bay and gable roof with symmetrical awnings, an American barn is a highly versatile option if you want a structure that you can easily personalise. This structure is fully customisable – you can play with its window and door placement or equip it with glass sliding doors as you desire. You can also take advantage of the additional ceiling height of your barn by installing a mezzanine floor for use as storage or, additional rooms. Depending on your needs, you can even turn one of its sides into an open carport or verandah. 

Perfect entertainment area

Speaking of customising your American barn, how about adding a balcony for the perfect entertainment area? You can do that, too! Convert your barn into a space where you can host parties and entertain guests. While the width of a standard American barn with a garaport starts at 9m, you can expand both its length and width to suit your needs. You can also change the heights for either its side lean-tos or middle section, depending on the kind of entertainment you're planning. The garaport is the perfect space for a balcony, offering a sheltered outdoor area on both levels, and adding interest to the front of your barn.

Add property appeal

An American barn with garaport does not only create a multi-functional space for you; it’s a great way to add a sought-after feature to your property. So why not take your ideas to the next level by investing in this roomy barn shed with style? The distinctive roofline of the American barn is not only known for its practical use – it's also a recognisable style icon! Property buyers love this large shed because not only can be used for many applications, it also comes with an array of stylistic elements. American barns come in a full range of COLORBOND® steel colours, so you can make them fit into their environment and match the colour of your home, or stand out. 


At Fair Dinkum Builds, we build American barns that will stand the test of time. Each shed we build is made from high quality materials so durability is never an issue with our products. We also offer a broad range of steel finish options to suit different environments and climates, for extra-durable steel frames, walls, cladding and accessories. 

American Barn with Garaport Inspiration and Designs

American Barn with Garaport FAQs

Q: Are barn homes cheaper to build? 

A: Like any home, the cost of your barn home will depend on a lot of different factors. Choosing an American barn to live in can often be cheaper than a conventional home build – but it’s best to look at your individual options before making a decision. 

Q: What wind rating is my shed?

A: All buildings are supplied in accordance with the AS4055 for your area. Fair Dinkum Builds supplies engineered ‘ShedSafe™’ accredited sheds to suit all areas of Australia. Your shed will not only be designed to suit your wind region but will be engineered specifically for your site.

Q: Does my building require maintenance?

A: To maintain your materials warranty, basic care and maintenance is required. ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel is designed for Australian conditions and requires an occasional wash with fresh water to keep it looking its best. For more information, visit our COLORBOND® steel page or talk to your local Fair Dinkum expert.

Q: Are you ShedSafe accredited?

A: Fair Dinkum Builds, one Australia’s leading distributors of residential garages, carports, barns, farm sheds and industrial and commercial buildings, is leading the industry to be one of the first businesses to receive The Australian Steel Institute’s (ASI) new industry benchmark for steel sheds – ShedSafe™. ShedSafe™ accreditation means that companies such as Fair Dinkum Builds have been independently audited to ensure that all guidelines set by the Building Code of Australia are adhered to in the design of your shed, barn or garage.

Contact Us

Ready to turn your barn into your unique accommodation or entertainment space? At Fair Dinkum Builds, we maximise the use of barns by turning them into workshops, caravans, horse stables, car garages, boat sheds, and more. We also let you personalise your barn with windows and glass sliding doors – just tell us what you want and we'll get it done. Contact us today for a quote.