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How Much Does It Cost to Build an Acreage Shop?

Building an acreage shop is an exciting and long dreamed about investment for many homeowners. Whether you need a secure place to store equipment, a hangout spot for you and your buddies, or a workspace for hobbies like woodworking, welding, or tinkering on cars, an acreage shop can provide all of that and more. In this blog, we'll dive into the factors that influence the cost of building an acreage shop and give you an idea of what you can expect to spend.

a black shop on an acreage in Merritt BC

Why Build an Acreage Shop?

An acreage shop offers versatility and convenience. Here are some reasons why people choose to build one:

  1. Secure Storage: Keep your tools, equipment, and vehicles safe.

  2. Hobby Space: A dedicated area for woodworking, welding, or car repairs.

  3. Social Hub: A place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks, and enjoy time away from the house.

  4. Multipurpose Use: From tinkering on projects to relaxing, an acreage shop can be customized to fit various needs.

Factors Influencing Acreage Shop Pricing

The cost of building an acreage shop can vary widely depending on several factors:

  1. Size: Larger shops require more materials and labor, increasing the overall cost.

  2. Customization: The level of customization, including insulation, electrical work, plumbing, and finishing touches, will impact the price.

  3. Materials: High-quality materials will cost more but offer greater durability and aesthetics.

  4. Location: Costs can vary based on your location and local construction rates.

a red 30'x50' shop on an acreage in Enderby BC

Cost to Build a Shop

  1. Basic Acreage Shop: Starting around $100,000, you can get a simple, functional space. This might include a basic structure with minimal customization and insulation.

  2. Mid-Range Acreage Shop: For $200,000 to $300,000, you can expect a well-insulated shop with several customized options. This price range offers a balance of functionality and comfort, making it ideal for both storage and hobbies.

  3. High-End Acreage Shop: If you’re looking to go all out, you could spend $600,000 or more. These shops feature top-of-the-line materials, extensive customization, and all the bells and whistles for the ultimate workspace and social hub.


Building an acreage shop is a significant investment, but one that can greatly enhance your property and lifestyle. By understanding the factors that influence pricing and knowing what you want out of your shop, you can create a space that meets your needs and fits your budget.

If you're considering building an acreage shop, reach out to us at Farrow Built. We'd love to help you design and build the perfect shop for your needs.

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