A pole barn home is a type of house that is constructed using large posts or poles buried in the ground or attached to a foundation. The building technique was developed in the 1930s as the mechanization of agriculture caused farmers to demand larger, cheaper barns, reports Wikipedia.
Once the initial posts have been set in the ground or in a foundation, much of the work involved in constructing a pole barn home may be completed by one person. In recent times, the term pole barn has come to be replaced by pole building. Originally the technique was used by farmers because it was economical, quick and relatively easy to complete. These same benefits attract builders of modern pole buildings.