Housing Solutions Affordable in Texas

Are Barndominiums the New Housing Solution for Texas?

When I was looking for affordable housing solutions twenty years ago — along every highway there were billboards saying: “Affordable New Homes from Only $120,000!” I remember thinking, “ONLY? As if adding the word only, before $120,000 somehow made it affordable.”

In 2018 , those same signs say,

“Homes Starting from Only $220,000!”

barndominium interiorLet’s face it. At those prices, a single parent, a retiree on a limited income, or someone just starting out is going to have a hard time finding affordable housing solutions. If you’re thinking, there has to be a better way, you’re not alone. Affordable housing is a real problem! Therefore barndominiums look like they might be the solution we have all been waiting for.

New Housing Solutions

Barndominium HomesA barndominium can be designed as a house, workshop, garage, meeting center, office, or even a church. They are customizable, low maintenance, energy efficient, and very affordable. Dreaming of a log cabin in the woods? Add the metal roof and the log siding and it’s yours. If you prefer a modern, clean styling, consider the metal siding available in plenty of color options. Looking for a ranch style home to blend into an existing neighborhood, opt for the painted siding and a cozy porch.


Customized Housing Solutions

Furthermore, alternative housing solutions only offer a shell, but barndominiums can be ordered finished and ready to live in. Most of all, they can also be designed with open floor plans. Since you get to customize the design with different options, it is easy to create great rooms that suite your personal needs. Such as real hardwood floors, custom built cabinets, dormer windows, wrap around porches, and whatever else your heart desires. Some builders provide the option of thermal pane windows, “Open Core” spray foam, central heat and air conditioning, and engineer certification for wind, making them quite comfortable. The sky is the limit!

Affordable Housing Solutions

 Enterprise Center of Giddings, Texas offers three stock, factory finished floor-plans, including a: Studio (336 sq. ft.), 1 bedroom (512 sq. ft.), and a two bedroom (704 sq. ft.). As of 6/1/2018, the Derksen Portable Factory Finished-Out Cabins range in price from $28,417 for a studio to $47,214 for a two bedroom. Prices can change if you add or change options. Their website has some wonderful pictures of their finished cabins and homes. If you’re not located near Giddings, Texas, prices will likely vary depending on your local dealer. If you’re looking for something a little more custom, give your dealer a call. It never hurts to ask.

Garages, RV storage, Shops, Carports and More

Carolina Carports Metal BarnsIf you already have a home, but find you need a garage or extra space, consider adding a metal building. Carolina Carports of Texas builds metal buildings, including barndominiums, to fit many other needs.

Metal buildings are versatile structures for storage space, a carport, or garage.  RV storage buildings can help keep your recreational vehicle from baking in the sun. In addition, you can also convert these metal buildings into beautiful enclosed stables and barns. Most buildings are available in 13 different paint colors, complete with windows and doors. If you need a little space for your small business, consider one of their watertight metal buildings as an alternative to buying expensive commercial real estate.

In conclusion, Barndominiums can provide a cost-effective solution to housing. With options such as metal roofing, log or lap siding, and open layouts, they can be customized into a dream home for less. Add a metal building for a garage and you are set.

Enterprise Center is also one of the biggest authorized dealers of Carolina Carports

in case your dream is to build a barndominium, a business or just a metal carport for your RV. If you only want to make one stop for all of your portable building dreams and ideas – Stop at Enterprise Center Giddings and ask for Tom Long!

Enterprise Center Giddings
3331 E. Austin
Giddings, TX 78942

(Our lot is on Hwy. 290 East of Giddings just beyond Wal-Mart and Tractor Supply)

[email protected]

Phone: 979.542.4330
Fax: 979.542.4300

Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday 8:30AM – 6PM
Closed on Sunday


3 thoughts on “Housing Solutions Affordable in Texas

  1. Teri McCormack Reply

    If you want a small custom unit for 1 person to live in it. Hope much would it cost finished out?

    • Tom Long Reply

      That’s a hard one to answer. Custom 1 bedroom units range from $27,000-$95,000 depending on how much square footage you want.

  2. Teri McCormack Reply

    If you want a small custom unit for 1 person to live in it. Hope much would it cost finished out and do you finance or rent to own?

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