Hartland Garage Apartment

March 18, 2018

This barn includes a two bay garage and loft apartment above

This is one of the smallest of the Geobarn structures, located near the Connecticut River in VT. George worked closely with the owners to fit two cars and a utility area downstairs, and to coordinate all the amenities of a guest rental area above, including a kitchen, bath, living and sleeping accomodations…even to use the arched windows bought years ago online! In this situation where the budget was more limited, the owner worked alongside the small crew to reduce his outlay, and learned some unique skills in the process. With some help and consultation, the owner is finishing off most of the inside himself as time permits.

“We started out looking at regular garages, then we decided to have a room on top for visitors, a study, playroom, etc.. At the time, our major concern was price. My wife was taking ice skating classes from George’s wife. When she suggested I talk to George about a barn, I agreed, but having seen the beautiful skating rink, I thought the price would surely be out of our reach. After meeting with George and discussing our needs, I found out we could do it! We could build a solid wood old time barn instead of a slapped up, T-111 sided structure! We shook hands and set the date for construction. I had the pleasure of working with George and his crew on the project. From that experience, I can tell you that George is a first rate carpenter, very particular, extremely fast, and a nice guy to boot. We’ve had a great many positive comments about our Geobarn , but the best one was,” There’s only one problem I can see with this barn,…It’s not in my yard!” We are very happy with our Geobarn. It’s a beautiful and affordable enhancement to our property.”

KMB, Hartland, Vermont