Live Oak Office

2008 Ohio Ave, N
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 364-1364

Chiefland Office

14107 US-19
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 507-0504

Perry Office

(Michelle's Bullpen)
3180 S. Byron Butler Pkwy
Perry, FL 32348
(850) 584-3098

Lake City Office
(COMING 2024)

465 NW Real Terrace
Lake City, FL 32055

(Across from Lowes Garden Center)

Florida requirements for living in a Steel Building / Metal Building / Barndominium

Can I live in a Steel Building / Metal Building / Barndominium in Florida?

Yes, you can live in a steel building, metal building or barndominium in Florida. A barndominium is a type of building that combines a barn with living quarters, often featuring a metal construction. While the concept originated from combining barns and homes in rural areas, barndominium have gained popularity for their unique design, versatility, and cost-effectiveness.

However, there are some considerations you should keep in mind:

  1. Zoning Regulations: Check local zoning regulations and building codes in the specific area of Florida where you plan to build. Some areas may have restrictions on the type of structures allowed, so it’s essential to ensure that a barndominium is permitted.
  2. Permitting Process: Obtain the necessary permits for construction. The permitting process varies by location, and compliance with local regulations is crucial to avoid legal issues and ensure the safety and habitability of the structure.
  3. Hurricane Resistance: Given Florida’s susceptibility to hurricanes, it’s essential to design and construct the barndominium with hurricane-resistant features. This may include reinforced building materials, impact-resistant windows, and compliance with local building codes related to wind loads.
  4. Utilities and Infrastructure: Ensure that the barndominium has proper utility connections, including water, electricity, and sewage systems. Florida’s climate may also necessitate considerations for ventilation and cooling systems.
  5. Insurance Considerations: Check with insurance providers to understand coverage options and costs associated with living in a metal barndominium in Florida. Some insurers may have specific requirements for structures in hurricane-prone areas.
  6. Customization: Bardominiums offer flexibility in design and customization. Consider your specific living needs and work with professionals to design a layout that suits your lifestyle.
  7. Environmental Considerations: Florida has a unique climate, and the building should be designed to withstand high temperatures, humidity, and potential flooding in certain areas.

Before proceeding with the construction of a metal barndominium in Florida, consulting with local authorities, architects, and builders experienced in the region is highly recommended. They can guide you through the regulatory process, help you design a structurally sound building, and ensure that it meets the specific needs and challenges of Florida’s climate and environment.

Multiple Locations you can Visit US at ELITE OUTDOOR BUILDINGS

We serve the entire State of Florida, with locations in Live Oak, Chiefland and a new location coming to Lake City in 2024.

Florida Engineered Plans & Florida Licensed Contractor

We are a Florida licensed contractor offering engineered plans and Windload engineering. Our team includes certified welders, and we are renowned for our sales and service reputation. We use the highest quality materials and offer industry leading warranties.

Properly Insured Workers & Local Florida Manufacturing Facility

Our workers are properly insured, and we operate a local Florida manufacturing facility. We adhere to the highest standards of construction, while offering competitive pricing.

Contact Us

For more information on our Carports, Steel buildings, Bardominiums, and more, contact us at:

PHONE: 386.364.1364 or visit us online at

We serve the entire State of Florida and look forward to working with you on your next construction project.