Penn State's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering offers free goat housing and equipment plans. The department's Idea Plan is intended to provide educational information and ideas concerning housing and equipment for small herds of goats.
North Dakota State University Extension Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department also offers building plans for structures that can be purposed for goat barns. These building and facility plans were developed over many years by engineers at Land Grant Universities and provide conceptual information that is excellent for planning purposes. The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website also offers information on housing and care for small-scale United States goat operations. Its website offers dozens of publications, forms and guidance documents outlying minimum housing standards for animal housing and care.