My thought was to build an outdoor tie stall with a sand / paver floor and a roof up closer to the house where there is easy access to power and water. Kind of like a wash rack with a roof, but a little bigger maybe. I don't know if roof is even worthwhile if the sides are not fully enclosed, but it would keep the rain and snow off a bit at least. I am also not sure about the size.
Does anyone have any thoughts, ideas or examples?
2. Has anyone here build a useable barn in stages? I'd love to build a barn with 4 stalls and room for hay storage, but right now it is too expensive to do it all at once. I am wondering if one could build a Shedrow-type barn with 4 side-by-side stalls, then pave a centre aisle and add the second side and roof the centre at a later date. I'm thinking about a 30'x40' structure with dirt floor stalls on one side and hay storage on the other, and the potential to add more stalls or a feed room in place of the hay storage at a later date. Would it be feasible to successfully do something like this in stages?
Again, any ideas or examples would be appreciated.