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:
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:
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.
The 19th century industrial revolution that continued in the 20th century favored the emergence of many industrial buildings. For example, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, was erected at the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris, but it was created to celebrate French technical know-how. Beyond this particular example, we can mention:
Large plaster manufacturing plants
Buildings of the automotive industry
Sheds for the manufacture of aircraft, such as those of Boeing or Airbus
The oil industry with its oil platforms and derricks
Silos for grain preservation
The buildings of the mining industry
Large manufacturing units in the food industry
Manufacturing structures for alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, carbonated or not
Buildings in supermarkets
This list is necessarily incomplete.
Of these, industries have been abandoned, leaving empty of many buildings, for example:
Many small brickyards
Windmills or water mills
Industrial buildings used for tanning in Europe
This is an opportunity to buy these industrial buildings, often for a modest price, and renovate them. For this, you need a free, efficient industrial building plan editor. You can use the archiplain tool that should match your expectations.