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urban growth boundaries

How Urban Growth Boundaries Can Affect Your Property

by Scott Desbiens • February 13, 2018

Now more than ever, more people are moving from both rural and urban areas—a trend that is slowly redefining urban growth boundaries everywhere. The allure of city living has dwindled over the past five years in exchange for a life in the suburbs. Similarly, those in rural areas who are financially able are moving closer […]


barn kit contractor

Finding a Barn Kit Contractor

by Dustin Gruetter • February 7, 2018

Barn raising was the go-to construction method during the 16th and 18th century in the United States. Community members from all around would converge on a farmer’s property to aid in post assembly. Specialists in joinery were outsourced and paid while community members worked unconditionally. This typically wasn’t an issue considering these were resource driven […]


buying land

Buying Land for Your Barn Kit: Tips & Considerations

by Ryan Tollefsen • December 6, 2017

This is a fascinating time in rural America. There are more young people looking to embrace farming and more sustainable lifestyles; living closer to nature and growing food for consumption or sale is becoming more attractive to this segment of the population. Those who want to make a change in their lifestyle can find it […]


window wall

Room With A View: Planning For A Window Wall

by Brian Hurst • October 11, 2017

Nothing brightens a room like natural light shining through a big window, but what if you could amplify that effect? The addition of a window wall means you can make the most of your outside view, whether that’s a stunning outdoor landscape or a bustling urban scene. Further, window walls add a breath of fresh […]


garage apartment

Under Construction: Garage Apartment in Sandy, Oregon

by Josh Tittle • September 27, 2017

At any given time, the DC Structures team is hard at work designing pre-engineered materials packages for clients across the U.S. This stunning garage with living quarters is currently under construction in beautiful Sandy, Oregon. Adapted from our flexible Oakridge 48’ kit design, this luxurious garage apartment is expected to finish construction within the next […]


project feasibility

Project Feasibility: Can I Build This Here?

by Daniel Baker • August 16, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to be exhausted by a construction projects, and one of the biggest of those headaches relates to project feasibility. As you begin your design, planning and construction process, it’s important to consider how things like zoning, building on protected lands and other new construction requirements may affect your project. With a […]


wedding barn

Planning for your Wedding and Event Barn

by Daniel Baker • May 17, 2017

Spring is in the air, and business owners and entrepreneurs alike are wondering how to take their wedding and event businesses to the next level. For all the opportunities they provide, barns that can be used as private event spaces have become a top trend in the industry. From rustic weddings to company parties, DC […]


covered riding arena

Project Preview: Oregon City Covered Riding Arena and Barn with Living Quarters

by Josh Tittle • May 10, 2017

At any given time, DC Structures has a number of projects under construction across the U.S. These range from residential homes and apartment barns to large-scale commercial operations such as athletic centers and event spaces. Once in a blue moon, we get a unique and rare opportunity to blur the lines a bit by designing […]


apartment barn

Project Preview: Lake Elsinor Apartment Barn

by Kristoffer Nelson • March 22, 2017

Nationwide barn kit company DC Structures has apartment barn projects under construction all over the country. We guarantee our clients builder support throughout the duration of their build, but we also keep in touch simply because we enjoy watching their plans take shape. Building relationships with the people who buy our apartment barn kits is […]


barn conversion

Barn Conversion Cons: Why Remodeling Might Be A Bad Idea

by Terrell Martin • January 26, 2017

Thinking about a remodel for that old wooden barn sitting unused on your property? Here are a few things to consider when planning for a barn conversion. The idea of restoring an old barn into a rustic barn house might sound great in theory, but most of the time it’s a lot more costly and […]


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