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A shouse is a business workplace and home combined and can often be the answer to bringing balance to your work and home life. They can be erected on a piece of land, customized to suit your needs and requirements, and there are many benefits as to why they could be an excellent option for you. But, the main sticking question has to be the cost, right? Below we look at some of the average prices of metal buildings and houses and try and give you some comparisons to a transitional home. 

The main thing to remember when it comes to a shouse is that your outgoings are combined. There will no longer be costs for your home and your workshop or place of work. This will now be one cost that could reduce your outgoings overall. 

Metal building costs

When it comes to metal building homes, you can see they can start from around $45,000 and go anywhere upwards in the region of $140,000. This is based on your shouse being anything from 1000-2000 square feet. 

Cost per square footage 

If you are totaling up the average cost, then a great way to do it would be to look at the price per square foot. This can be expected to range from $50 to $120 per square foot. 

Metal houses are a popular choice for a shouse, and they are “on trend” in terms of how they look. It can be one of the most cost-effective options to consider. 

Barndominium building costs 

Another option to consider is a barndominium. These are houses but have a different look to them. They offer open-plan living, and they can be very energy efficient, but they may not be able to provide a garage unless you specify that in your build. Metal barn homes can cost anywhere between $30,000 to $120,000 to build. 

What factors do you need to consider when building a shouse?

While purchasing the prefabricated kits to build your designed shouse is one significant aspect of the build process, there are other factors that you need to consider, and these things will also have a cost. These costs will add to the total build cost at the end. The things to consider include:

  • Clearing the land ready for building
  • Delivery costs
  • Assembly 
  • Insulation
  • Plumbing
  • Electricity 
  • HVAC
  • Roofing

Could you construct the shouse yourself?

One area that you could save on when it comes to the shouse cost is construction. As many as half of metal home buyers look to construct their homes themselves, it is possible to do it without contractors. However, it is worth remembering that this can be an extremely complicated project. You need to factor in things such as plumbing and electricity as well as constructing the building itself. You also need to ensure that the shouse is safe to be used for living and working in, and so getting a professional to do it could be the answer. 

Hopefully, this has made you more aware of some of the costs involved when it comes to shouse.