Find House Plans, or Houseplans, or Home Floor Plans for my renovated barn

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The other day I walked through the forest with friends, and found a old abandoned barn. The door was open and we explored. The bottom consists of a single room where farm animals, probably cows, came to rest at night and eat fodder. The top still contained hay, very old, and filled with small holes, probably rodents that lived there. We discovered old objects that made it possible for a shepherd to live: an old stove, a fork, an old metal bed frame, and a few nails. The floor was shabby because the roof, made of slate, let in sunlight and probably water in the event of a storm.

Old barn in forest

The place was sublime, with a very large clearing in the middle of the woods. A creek, a little further away, hinted at a crystalline sound.
And apparently, nobody for many years came to live in this barn.

And I thought to myself: maybe the owner of this barn will want to sell it to me for a small price. And after, I will take the measures of this barn to renovate it. Quietly, at home, I will put these measures in a barn plan that I will do on archiplain type software.
Especially, in this case, I will make a renovation more in line with what should have been this farm at the origin (maybe 80 or 100 years ago):

  • Look for identical slates for the roof, perhaps by asking where are other old barns in ruins.
  • Reinforcement of some structural beams
  • Put stones in the walls where they are missing, taking them around the barn
  • Make windows where there are no more.
  • Take a hose to collect the water from the stream, and bury it so you do not see it in the clearing, which will provide water for the toilet and shower.

And choose in the nearest cities furniture with a mountain decoration.
Last point: invite all my friends to inaugurate this renovated barn!

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How to find Blueprint, Floor Plan & Home Plan

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This is not always easy because it depends on the goal you have set.

If you are looking for architectural plans that already exist, you can go directly to architectural firms. They have plans of house or building that are already made and that they can sell you. You can obviously ask them to make a house plan based on the information you give them. They can advise you on the best layout of rooms, bedrooms, living room, bathroom. But that will cost you money.

You can also ask real estate agents. In some cases, they own the plans of the houses they sell. You can ask real estate developers: The real estate projects are done by architects and you can ask them the plans of the apartments. Sometimes you can ask to merge two apartments into a larger one, and here too the plan of the building and apartments is useful.

In most cases, real estate agents and real estate developers will give you the plans for free.

But there are much simpler ways to make house plans.
You must type on a search engine the words: “house plan”; or “apartment plan”. You can search with tags like “draw plan” or “compose plan” or “sketch plan”. If, for you, the free software is something important, you add the word “free” before each of these expressions. For example, “free house plan” or “free apartment plan”. Which does not mean that the entire use of the software is free, but at least a good part.

With this method, you will find many links that offer you to go to sites with online software to make house plans.

Then you just have to try. We are not here to tell you that one software is better than another. You have to be realistic, it depends on everyone. A person will prefer a software that makes plans in 3D, another person will prefer 2D which is simpler, another will prefer that there are many colors, another simply black. Our opinion is that you have to try several software and keep the one that suits you best. Of course, we prefer the archiplain software because it has interesting features and because we developed it.

But we fully understand that you prefer to use another software.

What are the specificities of archiplain?

  • Free for most of the software. If you want a lot of plans, we have a not very expensive paying formula that allows you to go further.
  • Utilisation facility. No need for training, you access the software and you draw your plan, that’s all.
  • The precision of the measurements (for example, 0.1 inch or 1 mm).
  • Various colors.
  • Titles and comments added everywhere
  • And many other things you will discover using this software.

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Free house plan or free home plan ?

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It depends on what you are looking for … But in any case, it’s about making the plan of the house of your dreams. But it’s not always easy. First of all, there are many architects who offer you to make your house plan. And it’s often expensive. Imagine that you order a house plan, and that you are not satisfied with the result.

What to do when you have a catastrophic house plan?

Sorry, not much. Unless you have insurance, but it’s unlikely. The problem is that an architect is a kind of technician, not an artist. He knows the rules to make a house plan with all the technical characteristics, but he will rarely make a plan that takes into account everything that makes a good house plan:

  • Will my house be bright enough? That is to say that lets in enough light but not too much when the sun is very intense, and not too much when you watch a TV show or your computer screen.
  • Is my house well oriented when the wind is very strong? The old farms were always oriented so that the prevailing wind was still blowing on the side of my house, where there are no windows or terraces.
  • Will the rain enter my house when I open my window? If the wind is blowing towards you, water can enter the house in large quantities. Later in this blog, we will write an article on nuisances in a house.
Good house plan

All of these reasons, and many others, may make you think that your paid home plan is not the right one.

How to have many free house plans?

First, discuss with your architect to make your free house plan by explaining that there was a misunderstanding between you and him. He will not be happy because he will feel that he has done his job. You can explain to him, if the situation becomes difficult, that the contract you did with him did not mention a certain number of things. Remember that your architect has an obligation to advise.

When it comes to this situation, it is best to work on free house plans, so that you can do as much as possible. You can do it on the online archiplain software, a free house plan editor, but you can of course choose another software. What is important: the ease of use, the reality of free, the accuracy of measurements, the North-South orientation in relation to rain, wind and sun, and the wide choice of options (windows, doors, stairs, furniture, plants, etc …). Do not neglect the outdoor facilities: swimming pool, garage, deck chairs, etc …

Other good house plan

What to do with my free house plans?

You can build your own house by calling on craftsmen. But it’s risky.
If you do not try the experience, you can contact an architect to make an official house plan. And you can negotiate the price because much of the work is already done.

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Free nursery plan for everyone

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In some countries, grants are given to people who have plans to build a nursery. The reasons are multiple. First of all, there is a difficulty in having your child look after him when he is very young. Some parents agree to keep their baby a few months at home just after birth. But then there is a lot left between this period and the child’s entry into school. Keeping your child at home can be very expensive. The solution of the nursery is often the best.

We present here some nursery that reinvent the concept of nursery:

With round shapes and spaces of discovery, this project allows children to discover their desire to explore their living space:

Nursery in Dubaï

Always in the spirit of discovering and climbing, here is a nursery with trees, tree leaves, nets and outdoor spaces:

Nursery in Japan

The Japanese have a lot of imagination and love children. Here is another round nursery project that will delight children:

Other nursery in Japan

You can make your free nursery plan using the free archiplain nursery plan software. With your plans, you can ask for help from the town hall.

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Rent parking for your retirement

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We often think of renting houses or apartments to do business. But we rarely think of renting garages. This is normal because it is often difficult to buy garages without a house or apartment. One way to do this is to rent an entire car park. The area occupied by a parking lot is often not very profitable compared to the occupied area. A building with floors is often the right solution. This is often seen around airports.

We present you a car park which has the advantage of being zero energy. It is so interesting and has the merit of being modern. Although the cost of building such a building is still relatively expensive, profitability can be very interesting:

Parking building

We can also transform the often ugly facades of car parks into a design decoration:

Design parking

Finally, what about this beautiful facade that transforms a banal parking into an object that everyone notices:

Cheese grating parking

Do you want to have a car park renovation project? Locate the abandoned car parks, find the owner on the land register, contact him, make an offer, and prepare your free parking plan with archiplain to make a calculation of profitability.

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How and why to renovate a farm

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It is a widespread practice in Europe to renovate a farm. First, because the farms are solid, often built of stone, well oriented, with a solid frame, and for a reasonable price because they are located in the countryside.  But it is also because it corresponds to a certain quality of life.

Here we present a farm renovation in Spain that reveals beautiful stone walls with a very modern exterior consisting of wooden terraces and a swimming pool:

In this other example, a farm was turned into a hotel in the English countryside:

Finally, old Chinese farms have been transformed into a moutain resort:

Do you want to renovate a farm? First choose an old farmhouse with walls and a solid frame. Then check that you have access to water and electricity. Then make a plan of this farm with the free archiplain farm plan editor. Finally, negotiate with your real estate agent to have the best purchase price because the renovation can be very expensive, often more expensive than the farm itself!

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Free hotel map for exceptional night

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Have you ever dreamed of spending a night in one of the most extraordinary hotels that exist? We could make you a very long list of luxurious hotels worldwide. The most inventive minds have created incredible hotels, made of:

  • wood
  • metal
  • ice
  • glass
  • caves
  • old prisons
  • windmills
  • industrial buildings.

Some even imagine doing hotels on the moon! (The price of a hotel night will be a little expensive …). We found an article that lists remarkable hotels. This is necessarily a subjective choice. But that’s the choice of writing.

First of all, a 12-room hotel in Mexico that is only accessible by boat:

Hotel in Mexico

Next, a hotel in Brazil that includes a rooftop pool. This allows you to swim while watching the ocean. Swimming without sharks:

Hotel in Brazil

In Israel, a former convent and hospital turned into a 120-room hotel. Magnificent ! It feels like being in a church, with the added comfort of:

Hotel In Israel

Finally, in Iceland, a hotel in the middle of the basalt from the bowels of the Earth:

Hotel In Iceland

Have you thought of buying a hotel to renovate it? You can use it as a hotel. But you can also transform it into a holiday center or a personal home. In the latter case, you just have to break a few walls. Before doing all this, make a plan of this hotel with the archiplain software. And make all the changes on your computer screen before breaking the walls.

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How to design the best interior home plan

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So, thanks to 3D printers, we can live in houses with amazing shapes. A few years ago, it was possible to design houses with amazing shapes, but this posed several problems. First, all non-classical forms such as curves, circles, ovals, are possible but are expensive to build because they require a lot of manpower. In addition, they are not compatible with most furniture. With 3D printing, we can build houses with special shapes and it will not be a problem because the furniture will also be built with these 3D prints.
We present here some examples of beautiful buildings with particular forms built with classical methods but which will be more frequent with these new technologies.

First, a beautiful interior design with rounded shapes in an art gallery in South Africa:

Beautiful interior design, South Africa

Then an insurance company in Australia:

Beautiful interior design, Australia

And finally, also in Australia, a house in which we do not know where the walls are, or more exactly we do not know if the house is a wood warehouse or a museum. I pity the person in charge of removing the dust …

Other beautiful interior design, Australia

Before making your 3D home project, start making your plan with the archiplain software. You will have an idea of the plan of your house in 3D printing.

If you are looking for good interior design websites, you will find a selection here:

The best interior design websites

How to draw a pigeon loft plan

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In renovation, we can do wonderful things with buildings that are not originally planned for this. For example, we can renovate old industrial buildings, old water mills or windmills. But we rarely think of pigeon lofts.

It must be said that the classic pigeon lofts are rather small and do not allow to make homes. Here are some examples of pigeon lofts:

Modern pigeon loft
Other modern pigeon loft

But there are particular areas where pigeon lofts can be found in very good condition and large enough to be used as dwellings. This is the case of the Tarn in France, a region located northeast of Toulouse, the capital of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Here are some examples of pigeon lofts that can be found in the Tarn countryside:

Old pigeon loft
Other old pigeon loft
Renovated old pigeon loft

Beware: several pigeon lofts are protected by the regulations and can not be modified in place of residence. Inquire at the town hall of the municipality in which these pigeon lofts are located. And of course, if you’ve managed to buy a beautiful pigeon loft, start making your plan with the Archiplain online pigeon loft plan software. Check anyway that you can install a power line and put running water.