Amish-made barns in Indiana
Mini barns, storage barns, and horse barns are a few of the popular styles of home barns built by Amish in Indiana and other communities across America.
Amish barns have enjoyed a good reputation for quality craftsmanship and value. Residents of the Hoosier State can find an Amish barn retailer near most major IN cities, including Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Elkhart, Bloomington, Hammond, Muncie, and others.
3434 S. CR 950 E
New Castle, IN
765 489 6282
Indianapolis-area supplier for quality built outdoor structures including mini-barns and gazebos. Barns Unlimited is an Amish owned business operated by Amos Esh.
6825 W 1200 N
574 773 7993
Bontrager Sheds provides hand-built mini-barns in the Nappanee area. Located a one-hour drive northwest of Fort Wayne and a half hour south of the South Bend/Mishawaka/Elkhart area. Business owned by William and Samuel Bontrager.
Kids Zone USA
10278 CR 24
574 643 1300
Kids Zone USA features mini barns and gazebos made by skilled Amish woodworkers from Middlebury, IN. Located in the sizeable northern Indiana Amish settlement.
Kuhns Storage Barns
8151 W 750 N
Etna Green, IN
574 646 2600
Kuhns Storage Barns is a Nappanee-area outdoor structure provider. They offer a range of products such as storage barns, mini-barns, gazebos, playhouses, cabins and horse shelters.
Rabers Portable Storage Barns
5692 N 900 E
812 486 2555
This business offers outdoor structures including mini-barns and gazebos. Rabers Portable Storage Barns is located a 2 hour drive south of Indianapolis in the large Amish community in Daviess County.
9626 W 400 North,
Michigan City, IN
Amish Structures provides Amish-built barns along with a choice of sheds, gazebos and outdoor furniture. Some barn building options include pressure-treated runners and floor joints, duratemp, wall studs, roof sheeting, plywood, hooks/eyes to secure doors while opening, double doors and more. Amish Structures is a Michigan City-area dealer for Amish-made outdoor buildings reachable from south/east Chicago, Hammond, Gary and other northwestern Indiana locations.
Please double-check hours of operation of Indiana Amish barn sellers listed above. Locations and hours can change. Amish-owned companies will be closed on Sunday due to Amish religious beliefs. Non-Amish barn dealers may be open however. Not responsible for changes to the above.
Indiana Amish-built barns
A half-century ago, Amish were defined by their commitment to agriculture, with dairy and other varieties of farming a dominant occupation in many communities. Today, Amish have shifted into a diverse set of occupations, including manufacturing and run-from-home cottage industries.
Amish in Indiana have held to this pattern. While Amish dairies can still be found across Indiana, in many communities Amish have moved away from plows and pitchforks into craftsmanship and manufacturing. Notably, Amish in northern Indiana are heavily active in the RV manufacturing industry, while Amish in the southern community of Daviess County produce large amounts of furniture and cabinetry.
Making barns and storage buildings is an important part of the Amish occupational landscape, and you’ll find a number of Amish storage structure builders in the state. Barns may be constructed on-site at an Amish location, for delivery to a customer within the state or beyond. Amish companies may hire non-Amish employees who in addition to contributing labor, can provide services such as a delivery vehicle.
Purchasing an Amish barn in Indiana is relatively easy, either by visiting a dealer with numerous models to choose from, or who can provide custom ordering arranged through an Indiana Amish barn manufacturer. Given Indiana’s significant Amish presence, Hoosier state residents have a number of options for Amish-made structures, including buying direct from an Amish source.
Amish communities in the Hoosier State
With the nation’s 3rd-greatest Amish population, Indiana is home to Amish settlements from north to south and most points in between. Nearly two dozen Amish communities are found within the state’s borders, including America’s 3rd-largest in Elkhart and Lagrange Counties, large communities lying both north and south of Fort Wayne, and a significant southern Indiana presence in Daviess County, home to thousands of Amish residents.
Besides finding an Amish-barn at the mostly non-Amish owned retailers listed above, some prefer to locate an Amish barn manufacturer and purchase their storage building straight from the source. While this route entails a little more footwork, it is a viable option, especially if you don’t mind a few trips to Amish Country. Listed below are some details on some of the larger and more prominent Amish communities in the state. For more information, check our main page on Amish settlements in Indiana.
Elkhart/Lagrange Counties: Indiana’s most populous Amish location. Over 20,000 Amish live in this settlement. The Amish in this area are heavily involved in recreational manufacturing, employed by the many companies scattered through the region. However a number of Amish are involved in construction and manufacturing.
Parke and Wayne Counties: These two communities, located on opposite ends of the state, are home to Lancaster County, PA transplants. Founded 20 years ago, these growing communities have a number of manufacturing businesses as well as farm operations.
Daviess County: A populous community in the hilly terrain of southern Indiana. Construction is a significant industry here, as is small-scale manufacturing. Over 4,000 Amish make their homes in Daviess County. See http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Largest_Settlements_2013.asp for more on the country’s largest Amish communities.
barn photo: flickr.com/cindy47452; Indiana farming photo: ShipshewanaIndiana