We are planning to build a barn/ shop this spring and are just now getting quotes on the building, but are still deciding on some of the specifications. We have 4 horses who are pastured with run in shelters. I don't intend on stabling my horses, but wanted a space where I can bring them in during bad weather, for illness or injury, for vetting or farrier services and to tack up. I have other hay storage, but would like to store 20 or so bales in this building for convenience plus tack and possibly a few pieces of yard equipment (skidoo, garden tractor). Since we are building from scratch, we want the building to look good and add as much to our property value as possible. Below are some of the specs I was thinking of. If you have any additional suggestions, please post them!
Concrete foundation with full concrete slab and rubber stall mats or 24 x 36 concrete and 12x36 dirt floor for stalls.
36x36 or 30x40 insulated metal walled with metal roof 10' side walls
Front and rear 10x10 doors, plus one 36" man door on the front
Two or three 12x12 or 10x10 box stalls (thinking of using puck board portable stalls)
6x12 or 8x10 tack room
Power, lights, no water, no heat (the water line is a very long ways away and has to be trenches down at least 8 feet so we will continue accessing water from the house)
I don't know if it is worth having stalls that open both to the centre aisle and to the outside. I like this look, but don't know how functional it is.
Did I miss anything?