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Pole barns are no longer just for the farm. Nowadays, these structures can be used for just about anything! Unfortunately, we often find that many people overlook the advantages of pole barns. However, if you’re looking to build a structure on your property or for your new business, you may want to consider the many benefits of steel buildings in Montana. In this article, we are going to discuss six ways to use a pole barn. 


A pole barn makes for an excellent garage. If you have the space on your land and need a first or extra garage, we highly encourage you to consider a pole barn. These steel buildings offer protection from the elements and can be built to fit your specific vehicle needs. For example, if you own an RV or a boat, a pole barn can be built tall enough and wide enough to accommodate both vehicles.  

Man Cave or She Shed 

We could all use our own place to go away for a while, which is why so many people look to pole barns for their man cave or she-shed. Instead of resorting to your basement, a pole barn allows you to step away and indulge in you’re your favorite activities, whether you’re by yourself or with friends.  

Horse Barn and Riding Arena 

Pole barns have been used to serve as horse barns and riding arenas for decades. These structures are the perfect solution to house large animals, teach riding lessons, train horses, and store feed. You can design these steel buildings to be as simple or as extraordinary as you want.  

Hobby Shop 

Ever dream of giving your hobby a home? If your hobby requires a decent amount of workspace, a pole barn can serve all your needs. For instance, woodwork or auto repair entails plenty of workroom, and a pole barn can provide just that. 

Equipment Shed 

If you work on a farm, you likely have lots of large pieces of equipment that need a home. From lawnmowers to tractors to horse trailers, a pole barn lets you store all of your equipment in it and keep it safe from the elements. 


Not only can pole barns be used as a barn, but they can also be designed and modified to serve as a commercial building. While we at MQS Barns do not do any plumbing, electrical work, or interior finish in our steel buildings in Montana, we can build the shell and any concrete for a commercial building. Regardless, we have the experience and the engineering support to guide you through the permit process, so you get what you want and need. 

Contact MQS Barn 

Pole barns in Montana can be built at a fraction of the time and cost of other construction methods, which makes them ideal for your building needs. Whether you want a hobby shop, horse barn, or garage in Montana, we can help make your dream a reality. Request a quote today or give us a call and we’d be glad to assist!