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24×36 Gambrel Barn Home

24x36 Gambrel Barn Plan (43610) - Isometric-1

The design of this 24x36 gambrel barn home plan will maximize headroom on your second floor!  The frame gets its name from the characteristic dual roof pitches. Along with ample headroom down the center, you will be able to have  plenty of storage in the space outside of the loft posts. There is a  large dormer on the side to  bring lots of  light into the second level.  The queen post trusses will allow you to have plenty of windows on the gambrel ends. You can use the shed roof area along the other side of the ground level as a porch, or enclose it for more square footage. This plan is designed to accept your cladding materials, as follows, and still fit onto a 24x36 foundation.  You will also receive a plan designed with post-to-post measurements of 24x36!

Square footages, finished as noted above:

  • Main floor 864 sq ft
  • Loft approx. 315 sq ft 
  • Porch approx. 435 sq ft.
24x36 Gambrel Barn Home Plan Exterior

The measurements from outside to outside of the main body posts are 34’-11 ¾” x 22-11 ¾”. This is intended to  accommodate finishing with 5 1/2" studs and 5/8" furring strips behind the posts. There is a 5/8" gap for drywall to be installed after the frame is put up and the walls are installed.  The porch shed projects a further 12-6 ⅛”. The loft dimensions to outside of the posts are 13 -6 ¾” x 23’-4 ⅝”.

The height to the top of the ridge is 22’-8 11/16”; to top plate is 11’-7 11/16”, to girt is 9’-4 ¾”. The roof pitch for the higher part of the gambrel is 6:12;  the lower portion is 20:12.  The shed roof pitch is 2.5:12.

When you purchase this plan you will receive links to download the PDFs. The construction packs a lot of information into its 12 pages. We include several 3D drawings so you can visualize your frame. There is an exploded 3D showing all the timbers, which are  labeled to correspond to the piece drawings.  You get a  a post plan, loft plan, and rafter plan, and  also longitudinal and transverse sections. We provide plenty of detail drawings explaining the finer points. The piece drawing set is a mammoth 56 pages, and we show you  every cut on each timber, fully dimensioned. Each timber is labeled to correspond to the exploded drawing in the construction set.  In addition, we include a  link for the connector, parts and timber lists, to make acquiring your materials easier.

For more information about this plan please visit its shop page at 24×36 Gambrel Barn Home Plan. This plan is included in our Plan Bundle.

24x36 Gambrel Barn Home Plan (43608) Interactive 3D Model
24x36 Gambrel Barn Home Plan (43608) Plan Overview
24x36 Gambrel Barn Home Plan (43608) Piece Overview

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6 thoughts on “24×36 Gambrel Barn Home”

  1. This frame is SO good looking!

    I really would like to build one, but the building code in my area sets a maximum height of 21′ 4″ so I would either have to make a lower first floor, or reduce the gambrel both of which would disturb the nice proportions of the building.

    Could you program make it 5 or 10% smaller? that way it would still be possible to build according to plans instead of manually doing it and risking to mess up several times.


  2. Liz, we don’t have that one in metric at the moment. We are happy to convert it for you. I will send you an email to start that process with you.

  3. is the total footprint 24×36? or is that the footprint of the gambrel barn excluding the shed roof?

  4. Katrina Williams

    That plan come in two versions: one to accept your wall cladding and fit on a 24×36 foundation, and one without cladding. The one without measures 24’x36′ from outside to outside of the posts PLUS 12′ for the shed area. The one designed for cladding measures 22′-11 3/4″ x 34′-11 3/4″ outside of the posts PLUS 12′-6 1/8″ for the shed.

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