About the BRB
The Big Red Barn is where Elizabeth and I (Justin) live in Southeast Minnesota outside the town of Winona. The nearly 3 acre parcel sits on the ridge near the Mississippi river tucked between valleys with flowing trout streams. We purchased this house and moved in on October 1st of 2010. The house is the original farmhouse for the property and was built in 1880 over the years several owners have taken care of this place and now it is our turn. We live here with our two cats Montana and Page as well as our German Shorthair (Lily) and our Boxer (Belle). Elizabeth and I saw the purchase of the Big Red Barn as a way to change our life in a drastic and meaningful way. This new life would include many hours spent outside working on projects to make us as self-sustaining as possible. Growing our own food, fixing our house, enjoying the free time we have together and making a home.