Amish Barn

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Amish Barn


In the small country town of Edge, Texas one could hardly imagine or would ever expect to see the simple beauty of an authentic Amish barn nestled atop a serene pasture overlooking a tranquil pond.  This unexpected treasure was the inspiration of Don and Paula House. It all began in the Winter of 1999 when an Amish barn was raised on the House farm in Edge.

The Amish traditionally build barns using wood-peg mortise and tenon construction. Each piece of the 3,800 sq ft barn was hand hewn and custom cut by the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish craftsmen in Leola, Pennsylvania.   After the initial stage of material preparation was completed in Pennsylvania, the barn materials were transported to Edge, Texas.  Shortly after the arrival of the materials, a closely knit group of Amish and Mennonite craftsmen arrived to raise the barn.

A barn raising event is know as “frolic” to the Amish.  Frolic is a term for an event that combines socializing with a practical goal.  In the Amish culture, barn raising fulfills a practical need, but also serves the higher need to encourage a sense of community and fellowship.  A spirit and principle in which both Don and Paula live their lives.

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Don and Paula have hosted private events in the barn for years, and hosting these events has brought tremendous amounts of joy and happiness.

From Christmas parties, to square dancing hoe downs, church picnics, and other gatherings, Don and Paula consider themselves blessed to have been able to share the beauty and simplicity of the Amish Barn with family and close friends.

In an effort to more broadly share the simple beauty, craftsmanship, dignity, and humility of the Amish, Don and Paula have opened their farm, and the Amish Barn, to others so they may too experience the beauty of a time, talent and spirit of fellowship that is deeply cherished and inspiring.

Amish Barn
Amish Barn


The ground expanse covers over 76 acres of bucolic pasture and farmland.  The barn material is comprised of various varieties of lumber.  The horizontal timbers that run the width of the barn are made of oak.  The vertical timbers and posts are made of hemlock, and the tongue and groove siding is made of Eastern white pine.