Der Stall Bed and Breakfast Barn in Texas Hill Country.
Der Stall Bed and Breakfast Barn in Fredericksburg, TX.

Construction Photo Gallery

Inspiration family barn that Der Stall Bed and Breakfast Barn in Fredericksburg TX was modeled after.

 

Der Stall Bed and Breakfast Barn was built completely by the innkeepers and their family members. Construction started in Jan 06 and was completed Jan 07. Below are some of the pictures taken by the innkeepers during the construction of this quaint bed and breakfast guesthouse.

We thank our kids, grandkids, and son-in-laws for "cheerfully" helping complete this project so you would be able to enjoy a little of Germany right here in the Texas Hill Country.

 

 

 

Since an in-floor Jacuzzi was planned, a slab foundation wouldn't work because of the Jacuzzi drain.
Since an in-floor Jacuzzi was planned, a slab foundation wouldn't work because of the Jacuzzi drain. A crawl-space foundation was opted for.
The footing was stepped in order to decrease the amount of digging required for the footing.
Because the land had a gentle slope, the footing was stepped in order to decrease the amount of digging required for the footing.
Cinder blocks being added to the completed footing.
Cinder blocks being added to the completed footing.
Cinder blocks finished showing load-bearing wall half way back that will support the front of the hayloft.
Cinder blocks finished showing load-bearing wall half way back that will support the front of the hayloft.
Another view of the completed foundation and our heavy-duty construction vehicle.
Another view of the completed foundation and our heavy-duty construction vehicle.
In order to hold calculated loads, the floor joists were 2x12x14 yellow pine.
In order to hold calculated loads, the floor joists were 2x12x14 yellow pine.
Jacuzzi arrives. We found it on eBay in Indiana, so we made a road trip out of picking it up.
Jacuzzi arrives. We found it on eBay in Indiana, so we made a road trip out of picking it up.
Plywood floor being laid by the Etzel Construction Crew.
Plywood floor being laid by the Etzel Construction Crew (Ronda, Mitchel, Ariel, and Sydney). Exterior walls being constructed.
Innkeeper on left with the Ledbetter Construction Crew (Anna, Rob, Robann, and Zachary) after completing hayloft floor.
Innkeeper on left with the Ledbetter Construction Crew (Anna, Rob, Robann, and Zachary) after completing hayloft floor.
Trusses were constructed using a homemade jig on the hayloft floor and then slid into place.
Trusses were constructed using a homemade jig on the hayloft floor and then slid into place.
After weeks and weeks of building trusses, they're finally all up.
After weeks and weeks of building trusses, they're finally all up.
Interior view, from living room, of hayloft and truss works.
Interior view, from living room, of hayloft and truss works.
Studs for bathroom (right) and master bedroom (back).
Studs for bathroom (right) and master bedroom (back).
View from living room of the master bedroom after Jacuzzi spa was installed.
View from living room of the master bedroom after Jacuzzi spa was installed.
The Jacuzzi had to go in first as it predicated slope and run of the rest of the sewer pipes and septic system.
The Jacuzzi had to go in first as it predicated slope and run of the rest of the sewer pipes and septic system.
Sheathing goes up on roof and walls. We have a front door!!!
Sheathing goes up on roof and walls. We have a front door!!!
Siding begins to be installed.
Siding begins to be installed.
Siding complete and awaiting installation of trim.
Siding complete and awaiting installation of trim.
Barn theme starts to take shape with the installation of trim.
Barn theme starts to take shape with the installation of trim.
Wiring and insulation get installed.
Wiring and insulation get installed.
Steps to the hayloft are roughed in to check clearances.
Steps to the hayloft are roughed in to check clearances.
Septic system getting installed.
Septic system getting installed.
In order to get a more "Amish" look to the flooring, 2x6x14 yellow pine was milled into 1x6x14 pieces.
In order to get a more "Amish" look to the flooring, 2x6x14 yellow pine was milled into 1x6x14 pieces.
Milled wood laying on the garage floor ready for installation.
Milled wood laying on the garage floor ready for installation.