Check out this old stone barn in the Irish countryside that has been converted into a sumptuous holiday cottage.

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If you are looking for a unique place to stay, you will want to take a look at this lovely modern barn located in Ardcath, Garristowm, Ireland. The barn style house is called the Crow's Hermitage and was converted in 2008 into a cozy and inviting open plan living area and kitchen with a mezzanine double bedroom. The tiny home design has exposed stone walls and oak beams that are complemented by luxurious furnishings and a cozy wood burning stove. The kitchen and dining area is equipped with a gas hob, a 3 in 1 microwave/grill/convection oven, refrigerator with ice box and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a wet room-style shower room and water closet. The living area is cozy with a comfy couch, and wood burning stove. This modern barn has a small staircase that leads up to the mezzanine bedroom with a double bed, clothes storage and lovely views of the garden and countryside. You'll want to take a look at this barn style house you are sure to be inspired.

The stone in this modern barn is what gives this home design it's unique character and style. There are several benefits to using stone as a building material in your modern barn or home design. Good building stone is a building material that can be found almost anywhere, and will often be available for free. If you are lucky, you can find free boulders depending on where you live, and if you can do the work to gather them, you will save yourself a lot of money. You might find a farmer or rancher who would love to have some of their fields cleared. . You may also be able to collect stones for free from public lands, of course, you will need to first inquire locally before gathering. There are also some commercial rock quarries that will allow you to hand pick inexpensive stones from their huge rubble piles. Or you might have the best source of building stones available right on your property, may you just want one wall done in stone, or maybe you want to build a stone fireplace. When building with stone, you will only need cement, sand, and gravel, and possibly some steel reinforcement for the corners and lintels.

Stone when used as a building material for your modern barn, or home design is durable, rot free, fireproof, bug and vermin-proof. While some log or wood-frame home designs may crumble due to rot or decay after 50 years or so, a well-built stone building will often stand for hundreds of years. Of course, you won't live in the home design that long, but you may want to pass your stone house down to your children or grandchildren. A stone home design is one of the most durable builds you will find. You're not likely to lose a stone home design to fire either, even if the building has a wood frame interior that is somehow gutted by flames, you could probably still rebuild from the original stone building shell. And while other homeowners may lose money, time, and sleep fighting rodents, termites, and wet or dry rot you you will be able to relax in your stone home design comfortably without the worry and expense of all these issues. Of course one of the biggest reasons for using stone is that it looks so good. Natural stone comes in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures that give the final appearance of a stone home design so much appeal.

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