What a great idea! Purchase an off-the-shelf carport, assemble it, clad it with timber and add a door, and you have an awesome low-cost barn… You could cut costs even further by cladding with wood stripped from free wooden pallets. If you ask around local businesses, you can get an endless supply of free pallets. See our 160+ pallet tutorials post for more pallet projects and ideas.
What interests me about this the most though is not necessarily building a large barn as in the photo, but the opportunity to use a smaller carport to build a tool shed/workshop. The more I think of it, I am sure you could build a low-cost cabin using this method, providing you insulated the ceiling and possibly the walls too. Anyway, I thought I would feature this great project from ‘Mulligan’s Run’, as it provides plenty of food for thought. Check out how the barn was made below.