Barn Raising was once a common practice in communities all across America. Neighbors would join together and help families build barn walls and hammer them into place, knowing that the favor would eventually come around. Although very few of us are farmers today, there may still be creative ways to get help from the community with chores around the farm.
Marc Knott moved to Happy Valley, California with his family when he was 5-years-old. He remembers admiring one particular neighborhood home while he was young. Featuring a barn and situated on more than 60 acres with views of Mount Shasta and Lassen National Forest, many would agree that this property is the perfect California dream home.
Marc and his wife, Kim, recently moved into that home in Happy Valley. The couple said that it is a miracle that they are able to move into their dream home and that they never once imagined they would be calling it their own. As the couple was moving in, they decided that they wanted to paint adjacent barn and thought they should get a little help from the neighborhood to choose a color.
Sticking with farming tradition, the Knotts selected three shades of red that the community could choose from. Marc painted a sample of each on the side of the barn, along with his cell phone number and instructions to contact him to vote on a color. After a week and a half and about 100 texts and phone calls later, Marc declared that the earthy “Red Cherry Tart” won by a landslide. He says that he will find time to paint the barn between moving into his new home and running his business, Horizon One Construction in Anderson, California.
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While lots of people decide to stick with red, we have a variety of premium color options to choose from when you build your own metal barn or garage from Elephant. Our tough enamel paints are durable and versatile enough to stand up to the wrath of nature without losing their brilliance or secure protection. With twelve colors to choose from on your roof, trim, and walls, you can easily match your new barn with other buildings on your property. Our online build tool highlights the versatile nature of all our structures and allows you to create the right building to fit your exact needs. Instant pricing gives you total control over your budget, helping you find the best barn for your money. Visit our website or call us today to learn more.