Round Barns, Round Architecture

Jerry Freeze has assembled a huge collection of round barns and other round buildings. “My website is a tribute to Round Barns, Round Houses, Round Schools and in general Round Architecture.” There are also a number of Jerry’s paintings of barns, like this one.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Round Barns, Round Architecture

  1. I have a passion for old barns and the re purposing of the lumber as so many of these structures fall into disrepair. The concept of a barn that is round is extremely interesting.In 1991 Lowell Soilke published his book on Iowa's round barns "Without Right Angles : The Round Barns of Iowa" would recommend this to any person interested in farming and barns. I am fortunate to have one of these classic barns just down the road from me

  2. Nice to see they had the picture of the old round barn from around the area I grew up in, the one near Edmunds, ND. Also weird to see a picture of Kist Livestock with nothing around it, Mandan, ND.

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