Two Barns With Gambrel Roofs in Oregon’s Willamette Valley


This post is for builders

These two barns were very close together. You find this all over the country (world): each micro-locale will have its own style barn. The farmers/builders would look around at standing barns, “Say that looks pretty good…”

With a gambrel, you take a gable roof and pop it up in the middle, creating more headroom (hay room).

A nice touch with the red barn is the dormer roof following the slant of the top slope. Also the arrow-straight eaves, no sags: good foundation. The ridge vents on the white barn also nice.

If you focus on a barn, you can feel the builder. A brotherhood, sure enough.

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:

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