This is post 3 of 3 in our series “Rising Barn Electrical Components,” where we explain how to wire your outlet to completion. Here are part 1 and part 2 of the series.

When building your own Rising Barn unit, you can convert your outlet to be controlled by a switch. This can be useful, for instance, if you want to light your room using a floor lamp. But how are these switches wired?

Before we begin, we want to stress that you should take all the precautions necessary to be safe when working with electrical equipment. Mistakes here could…


This is post 2 of 3 in our series “Rising Barn Electrical Components,” where our electrical component is explained for installation. Click here for Part 1.

Our Rising Barn SIPs come with pre-drilled electrical chases (tunnels) to help make installing an electrical system a breeze for the DIYer. But how do you get the wiring set-up in those channels? Well, it’s an easier process than you think.

Before we begin, we at Rising Barn want to stress that you should take all the precautions you can to be safe when working with electrical equipment. Mistakes here could be DEADLY. You…


This is post 1 of 3 in our series “Rising Barn Electrical Components,” where our electrical component is explained for installation.

Of all the home improvement tasks you can attempt, electrical DIY is one of the most complex-looking. Indeed, installing electric circuits has many small steps involved that can add up to potentially dangerous stuff. Fortunately, we are proud to say that we simplified and reduced the amount of steps for the Rising Barn DIYer.

In this series of blog posts, we will describe how to install as well as provide you with troubleshooting tips of the electrical component of…


Working from your backyard might be the best way to increase work satisfaction and productivity.

Working from home may sound counterproductive, but with the right space and tools, it will make you happier and more productive. In fact, many people do. Since one-third of employees in public and private sectors are working remotely at any given time, we’re going in-depth on the benefits of working in your backyard. Our team does and we find it to be great, so we collected statistics and data that explains why this is working so well.

First, we ask ourselves, how much more productive could you be if you don’t work at your company’s office? To answer this question,we…


There are many factors involved in building a a backyard office, shed, cottage or guest cabin. Also known as accessory dwelling units (ADU), having one is beneficial to both your lifestyle and your pocket. In celebration of the launch of our Urban Cabin series, we have the top 5 reasons why you should have one in your backyard.

Multipurpose space possibilities

When you build a cabin with us, your cabin’s structural system allows for continual upgrades. Additional panels and other plug-in solutions can turn your cabin into a structure that can adapt to your lifestyle changes. …


As urbanization continues to show positive growth, it is evident that more people are moving to cities, where individuals are connected through innovative technology. This connection usually occurs in big buildings or quiet coffee shops, but it also takes place in people’s backyards. Sitting outside looking at the city landscapes, or operating out of a work studio, these quiet moments enable a brewing of inspiration. At Rising Barn, the ability of inspiration taking place led us to create a special roofline called The Edge.


When thinking about cabins, you might envision a traditional log cabin located in a remote forest of pine, oak, and redwood trees. Their colors will change soon and we’d like to think the same can be said for cabins and the uses they serve. Cabins are retreats, and these days, city dwellers need a place to retreat to for their at-home work. Americans who now work at home regularly total 3.7 million, a group that is growing at a rate 3 times the population growth.* …


We use building materials from renewable sources.

This is post 1 of 3 of in our series, “Rising Barn Renewables,” where the sustainable elements of our building kits are featured.

When you build with Rising Barn, you get a stylish and functional barn or building kit with many environmental benefits already included. Energy efficiency keeps maintenance costs low throughout the building’s lifecycle, so it’s important. Our project leaders are enthusiastic to walk you through the different key features of your building kit that make it energy efficient and recommend any additional systems based on your needs. Below are the main…


This is post 3 of 3 in our series “Rising Barn Foundations”, where the different types of foundations are explained for installation. Click here for part 2.

Pouring slab foundations are not DIY friendly, therefore Rising Barn only offer this through turn-key services. If you are still interested about slab foundations, we have provided more information below.


This is post 2 of 3 in our series “Rising Barn Foundations”, where the different types of foundations are explained for installation. Click here for Part 1.

In terms of difficulty, pier and beam foundations are a little bit trickier than skids or slabs, yet there are many benefits. For example, building a poured concrete slab foundation on a slope or a hill can be an expensive pain, but with a pier and beam foundation, it becomes much, much more affordable and is less risky to install. …

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