Timelapse Of An Amish Barn Raising Over The Course Of A Day

May 29, 2018


These are several timelapse videos of an Amish barn raising In Ohio, taking place in a single day from 7AM to 5PM. Sure it's not 100% complete at the end of the day, but it's still some very impressive work. You know somebody has actually been trying to build a house behind mine for almost two years now, but it always catches fire in the middle of the night and they keep having to start over. "You wouldn't know anything about that, would you?" Only that I like the view I have now.

Keep going for a three and a half minute version (I saw a horse go by around 1:50), a six and a half minute version, as well as the whole thing in reverse in forty seconds.

Thanks to Terrance, who agrees these guys could teach Rome a thing or two about building.

  • Dani

    -What is to God a group of Amish people?
    - A 3D barn printer.

  • Fredrik Pettersen

    prefab fap fap fap faaaaap!!!!!

  • GeneralDisorder

    The reverse version made me think of ants dismembering a carcass. Ants? Amish? What's the difference? (hint: the size of the magnifying glass)

  • Conrado Parra


  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.
  • Jenness

    I find it hard doing one load of clothes from start to finish in one day. Man, I'm lazy compared to the Amish. Freaking computer, internet and interesting videos of Amish people keeping me from living my life.

  • Draco Basileus


  • Megatron Jenkins

    I wish I'd thought of that one...
    Have my Internets for the month, sir!

  • Jenness

    *bows* That's a great one right there.

  • Closet Nerd

    [now feels worthless]

  • Meh

    I was going to say: damn that's old and seen, but the titled show it.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    to be played in the background for video enhancement:


  • GeneralDisorder

    Every time I hear that theme I think Astro Zombies. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Mr. Roboto

    Wait a second...which one of these guys owns the GoPro?!

  • paperboy

    The Amish used to stop by and ask to use the telephone. They also eat at Subway.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Amish communities essentially decide for themselves what level of technology they're okay with. The restrictions are almost always against owning electronic devices, phones, using internet, etc.

    Of course it probably wasn't an Amish owned camera. That said, Amish are just fine using someone else's power tools or phone or computer or... whatever it is they decide they need access to but decided as a community they didn't need to own.

    There is a pretty huge embargo against vanity in the Amish community so that's why they don't typically own cameras and don't have dolls with faces.

  • Mr. Roboto

    "Don't have dolls with faces."
    Cool, thanks for the nightmares.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's pretty creepy, yeah. I've seen a few IRL. I grew up about 20 miles from a pretty large Amish community.

  • Mr. Roboto

    TBH, I've always kind of admired the Amish commitment to community. Sounds like it comes at a pretty high cost, but they've got to be doing something right. The dolls...I could probably do without.

  • GeneralDisorder

    They commit to a lot of things. Community is ultimately part of the commitment to their wacko religious ideals (which, wacky or not I still admire).

    They're essentially the same as any other Christian sect in that they are Christian, they value humility, they value community, they value family.

    I find it even more amazing that the Amish aren't the only "old believers". In fact there's a whole Russian sect who practice essentially what the Amish do. They got by a different name and have nothing to do with the rest of the Amish community.

    These are people who looked into the face of the industrial revolution and said "nope!"

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