We preserve and build* historic log cabins and barns. Building a barn home

Design Services

We sell historic log cabins and barns that we restore and sell as material packages or kits to people who want to own one of these antique structures. In addition to supplying these antique building packages to our customers, we also provide complete design service through the help of a variety of architects (or an architect of the client’s choosing) to assist with space planning and architectural design. We have worked together with several architects on all of the new cabin and barn home plans and they are primarily responsible for all the drafting and the life-like renderings. Here are a few examples of barn renderings and floor plans:

Engineering and Supplier Services

We work exclusively with Mark Lawton of LTN Group in Mankato to provide structural engineering services. Since many of these older structures were designed way before building codes to guide us in the restoration process, we often need to consult with an engineer to ensure that a building which has stood for 100 years can stand for another 100 years. 

General Contracting Experience

In addition to the advantage of offering you design, engineering and supplier services, you also get the benefit of Mark Johnson’s past experience as a former general contractor who has built and/or designed all the projects in the “portfolio”. This experience alone will prove to be invaluable when undertaking a unique project like this and coordinating all of the team members. 

On-site consulting service

This is included with any cabin or barn package purchased.  Using this service will enable you to build a cabin with your crew and save money. You also get the self-satisfaction of knowing you built your cabin with reclaimed material and preserved a bit of history. CLICK here if you wish to learn more about this service or how is works in conjunction with our preferred contractor network to give you a turnkey project.

Custom plans for every customer

If you don’t see the barn or cabin that is right for you here, please let us know. We have the materials to create a unique custom plan that works best for you. You can also combine several cabins or add a barn to give you exactly what you need so anything is possible. If you have your own architect we would be happy to work with them as well.


*Artisan Restoration utilizes licensed contractors to build log cabins in Minnesota.