BAARN house types

BAARN pre-fab house type with slate roof solar panels and untreated timber cladding

baarn Loft House

BAARN Loft House

BAARN Loft House has a simple barn-like form and an impressive open plan living space. 


All BAARN types are highly insulated and utilise good quality, natural materials.


Due to the simple nature of BAARN Loft House, the room layout can be adjusted to suit individuals.

BAARN Loft House kit house ground floor plan - Roderick James Architects

BAARN Loft House - ground floor plan

The Entry Hall is situated in the centre of the house with access from here into the 2 ground floor Bedrooms, the Family Bathroom and the Utility/Boot room (with back door entry). 


The Hall space also leads to the open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living room. This space is open to the rafters and has tall glazing (and optional rooflights over) to provide ample natural light.

BAARN Loft House kit house first floor plan - Roderick James Architects

BAARN Loft House - upper floor plan

The staircase in the Entry Hall gives access to the 3rd Bedroom, the Shower room and the Gallery/Study space overlooking the impressive main living space.

BAARN Loft House video – explore this kit house

BAARN Sky Pavilion

BAARN Sky Pavilion

BAARN Sky Pavilion has a mono-pitched roof that is ideal as a green roof.   


The internal layout of this kit house is centred around the Living space with walls cunningly used as storage/shelving.


Large expanses of wall glazing provide ample natural light and views out.



BAARN Sky Pavilion kit house ground floor plan - Roderick James Architects

BAARN Sky Pavilion - ground floor plan

The Living and Dining area is in the centre of the House with the Master Bedroom and Kitchen at one end and the two Child / Guest Bedrooms and the Family Bathroom at the other end. 


Some walls are angled to use the floor space as efficiently as possible. 

BAARN Sky Pavilion kit house upper floor plan - Roderick James Architects

BAARN Sky Pavilion - upper floor plan

Platforms over the Kitchen and over the single bedrooms can be included to give additional floor space. 

BAARN Sky Pavilion video – explore this kit house 

baarn Prairie Cabin

BAARN Prairie Cabin

BAARN Prairie Cabin is part of the tiny house movement where simpler living in a smaller more efficient space is desired. 


This BAARN house type has been designed to be built under Permitted Development Rights which avoid Planning fees and saves on time - but is still built to full Building Regulation standards.


BAARN Prairie Cabin can also be used as a home office, studio, or as a wing of a larger house to avoid renting costs during construction. 

BAARN Prairie Cabin kit house floor plan - Roderick James Architects

BAARN Prairie Cabin - the floor plan

The interior of BAARN Prairie Cabin is flexible with a central sleeping, dining and seating area. 


The service spaces of the Shower room and Kitchen are tucked neatly down one side of the building with the entrance veranda down the other side.


Generous storage spaces are hidden within the ceiling voids and the central roof lights at the ridge provide ample sunlight into the building.

BAARN Prairie Cabin – explore this kit house 

baarn bespoke

BAARN Bespoke

Anything is possible - simply get in touch to arrange your free initial meeting with our BAARN designers

BAARN Veranda

Freedom to add timber framed veranda, porch and other features to all house types

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Stay in a BAARN holiday home

St Breca holiday cottage living room - Aspects Holidays designed by Roderick James Architects

St Breca, Prussia Cove

St Breca is a beautiful rustic holiday home in Cornwall with stunning sea views near Penzance. This beach-style cottage is formed around a sunken, walled  entrance courtyard. It is only when you enter the house that the coastal  views reveal themselves. An exposed green oak frame creates a rustic  charm and a full-length larch verandah allows you to relax and enjoy the  scenery. 

The Retreat holiday cottage external view - Unique Home Stays designed by Roderick James Architects

The Retreat, Boscastle

This simple barn house in Cornwall features a handcrafted green oak frame and utilises natural building materials. The Retreat's stunning central barn room leads to the sun trapped deck that is perfect for al fresco dining.

Family holiday house in Scotland designed by Roderick James Architects

There are various other Roderick James Architects designed cottages and cabins that are available to rent all over the UK.

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