Wisconsin Barn Adaptive Re-use Summaries - PDF 594 kb
Throughout the state, many barns have been restored and
adapted for commercial ventures such as restaurants, antiques shops, bed
and breakfasts, inns, as well as private homes. Several years
ago, the University of Wisconsin-Extension documented a number of these
successful barn re-use projects. If you are aware of other projects that
are not included in these summaries, please email the author at email@example.com.
Estimated Costs of Maintenance, Repair and Remodeling - PDF 21 kb
While no information can replace an on-site inspection and
detailed cost estimate, this document provides a starting point for
owners concerned with the maintenance, repair and remodeling of their
barns. These "rough estimates" were developed through telephone
interviews with several of the buildings contractors noted in the
associated "Short List of Contractors and Consultants."
Contractor and Consultant Listing - PDF 204 kb
This document identifies a number of building contractors,
consultants and architects who have either been referred or have asked
to be included in any effort aimed at saving Wisconsin Barns. The
University assumes no responsibility for the quality of work or the
integrity of those individuals listed.
Supportive Resources and Literature - PDF 37 kb
This document identifies technical information, publications and
audiovisual materials that are available to assist barn owners with the
process of barn rehabilitation. Where noted, these publications can be
found in the various UW-Madison campus libraries or directly from the
source cited. Individuals who are not affiliated with the University can
borrow these materials through their local libraries using the
Wisconsin Inter-Library Services (WILS).