We're looking to buy a house with horse property, but chances are we'll have to build our own barn. My horses are used to living outside in a pasture, so the barn is more for my comfort and convenience than theirs lol. I just want a nice area to put my tack, maybe a little hay (we usually just tarp ours anyway), and 2 stalls that the horses can come inside if needed. I also like tacking up next to the tack room, so "open area" is great to tie up, but I also am not opposed to tacking up in a stall if we can't afford something with an extra tie-up area.
What is the most economical way to go about this? We've got plenty of time to plan and build this and are in no rush, but where to start? I don't exactly have building experience but am pretty handy with my hands, so I'd be willing to do a lot of the work myself if it's the most affordable (and do-able) option, but I also want a good quality barn. We're flexible and pretty much open to anything.