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ADU Light Gauge Steel Home Kits

Stronger, fasters, & more affordable home builds with Cold Formed Steel Home Kits. These little kits also make GREAT ADUs!

Home Kits Made From Cold-Formed Steel Studs

Cold-formed steel, often referred to as Light Gauge Steel or LGS, is being used to build a wide variety of buildings. It is an innovative way to make studs and trusses: A roll of steel is fed into a machine, and it is shaped and cut into building components like framing studs. At My Barndo Plans (Home Plans, LLC) we use Cold Formed Steel to make home kits. These are just like custom-built homes, but instead of wood studs and trusses, we use light gauge steel studs and trusses. Stronger and quicker to build with, LGS homes will be a major part of future home builds. Termite resistance and fire resistance are just two of the reasons we chose to make kits in cold-formed steel.  These kits ship from Lewisville, TX in partnership with ASF. ASF builds apartment buildings and warehouses with the same technology we use in these homes.

What is an ADU?

An ADU is a small home built on your existing property with a main dwelling already in place. An ADU is short for an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (dumb name, great concept). People use ADUs for aging parents, in-law suites, kids who won't leave the nest, and short-term rentals.

The Quinn ADU or Home Kit

The Quinn is our most popular kit because it can be used as an ADU or a stand-alone home. It has Two Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms, and in most cases, the home structure can be built in a day. The home kit comes with all framing, ZipSystems sheathing, 26 gauge metal siding, roof deck, 26 gauge metal roofing, windows, and doors. The carport is not included. Siding and roofing can be upgraded to the materials of your choice. Hardie Board will look great on this little home.

The Quinn ADU Home Kit Price: $55,000

The kit does not include foundation, plumbing, wiring, drywall or finishes. All internal wall frames are included. The kit will be "dried in" when assembled.

See The Quinn Plan

Quinn ADU Home Kit in Light Gauge Steel

885 Square Foot Tranquility ADU Home Kit

This 885-square-foot floor plan is called Tranquility, and it makes the perfect small, affordable home or ADU. Tranquility is simple to build and well-designed to maximize your livable square footage in an ADU-style home. This can be used used for a primary residence if you don't need a lot of space.  It looks like a tiny home, but it won’t feel like living in a shed.  This home kit floorplan was designed to be built like a traditional barndominium or use light gauge steel stud panels to complete the construction.

The compact and affordable plan makes a great in-law suite or back yard guest house. This plan is also popular with first-time homeowners and people down sizing. Tranquility is part of our Small Barndominium Floor Plan Design Collection.

Tranquility ADU Kit includes Light Gauge Steel framing for all walls and trusses. ZipSystems Sheathing, metal siding, roof decking, metal roofing, windows and exterior doors. The kit does not include foundation, drywall, wires, plumbing, or any finishes. When the kit is assembled it is dried in. The renderings of the kit are artist renderings. You can pick your colors. Wood or brick pictured is not included.

The rendering of the interior shows a possibility for your finish out, it is not showing what is included.

ADU Kit Prece: $45,600

See the Tranquility Plan Details.

ADU Kit called Tranquility
ADU Kit interior rendering

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