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Old 12-10-2011, 07:56 PM   #3871
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lights up, but have misplaced the aluminum pole. airing of grievances then feats of strength will be displayed, prolly around the 23rd.

(12 x 14 shop behind the doors on the left).
And happy festivus to you!! Who gets to wrestle who??
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:50 AM   #3872
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Supplies are in, for the shell!

Jim

Love the plate...

Now get to work.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:31 AM   #3873
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My Man Castle, the Motorcyclist Cafe barn and Bunkhouse. Started building it 4th of July 2006, located abour 450' from our house. We live out in the country up in the White Mountains of Arizona down a 3 mile dirt and gravel Bagdad drive driveway completely off grid.

Pic taken just after a snowstorm Dec 2 the other day.



Looking from our house, I built the entire thing myself and now at the 99% completed mark, part of the fun is constantly thinking of things to add.



Looking inside from the large overhead door. The concrete slab is 30' wide by 50' deep. The downstair is the shop and the upstair is a 10 bed guest house.





Looking to the left (East) showing the full bathroom, stairway to the top level, and guest washing machine.



To the right, (West)



Looking towards the workbench area







The front room of the upstair guest house.



The little two twin bedroom to the left





The larger back bedroom



In the big back bedroom looking south to the back deck



The cover over part of the back deck



Nearest neighbor several miles away.



Upstair bathroom



There is lots more, but enough. BTW, stocking supplies for the last get together out here



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Old 12-11-2011, 06:42 AM   #3874
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:48 AM   #3875
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My Man Castle, the Motorcyclist Cafe barn and Bunkhouse. Started building it 4th of July 2006, located abour 450' from our house. We live out in the country up in the White Mountains of Arizona down a 3 mile dirt and gravel Bagdad drive driveway completely off grid.
Nice! What date do you want All of us to show up?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:50 AM   #3876
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That is not a man-cave, that Sir, is Heaven. Well done. Happy warm Arizona trails. KYSHO
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:03 AM   #3877
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That is not a man-cave, that Sir, is Heaven. Well done. Happy warm Arizona trails. KYSHO
Phenomenal!

I had a dream about a garage like this once!

Great taste in everything but the Bud Lime.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:14 AM   #3878
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Phenomenal!

I had a dream about a garage like this once!

Great taste in everything but the Bud Lime.
That garage is nicer than any house I've ever lived in!! Showed something similar but much smaller to my SO, she said
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:41 PM   #3879
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My Man Castle, the Motorcyclist Cafe barn and Bunkhouse. Started building it 4th of July 2006, located abour 450' from our house. We live out in the country up in the White Mountains of Arizona down a 3 mile dirt and gravel Bagdad drive driveway completely off grid.

Pic taken just after a snowstorm Dec 2 the other day.



Looking from our house, I built the entire thing myself and now at the 99% completed mark, part of the fun is constantly thinking of things to add.



Looking inside from the large overhead door. The concrete slab is 30' wide by 50' deep. The downstair is the shop and the upstair is a 10 bed guest house.





Looking to the left (East) showing the full bathroom, stairway to the top level, and guest washing machine.



To the right, (West)



Looking towards the workbench area







The front room of the upstair guest house.



The little two twin bedroom to the left





The larger back bedroom



In the big back bedroom looking south to the back deck



The cover over part of the back deck



Nearest neighbor several miles away.



Upstair bathroom



There is lots more, but enough. BTW, stocking supplies for the last get together out here



I'm not so astonished that you have a complete castle, I think we all would if we had the space and budget. What amazes me is you have a 1200CL.! I have never seen one on the road. I'm sure they are out there, but not many.
Great set-up. Reminds me of when I was in high school. We had to design a house " for an up& coming executive type", or something like that. I spent all my time and effort on the garage, looking not too far off what you have, and almost no time on the house. I got a very poor mark as I recall. My drafting teacher wasn't into bikes or cars.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:28 PM   #3880
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" for an up& coming executive type",
Probably missed that as an "up and coming executive" his digs would need to be an expensive loft apartment, he would be driving a 5 series, leased, his suits conservative, and his shoes black and polished, no wingtips.

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Old 12-11-2011, 01:34 PM   #3881
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Love the plate...

Now get to work.
Thanks! Unfortunately I have been "Caging" far more than I want to lately!

Work starts tomorrow!

Jim

PS Dean, I always love seeing photos of your place. Maybe one day I can visit!
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:36 PM   #3882
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Yes I had a CLC, sold it when I bought my K1600GT. The CLC was a little tough at parking lot speeds but would cruise at 90 sun up to sun down and the head lites turned nite into day. Belive it or not, I really enjoyed the bike.

I did not spend as much as you might think, the whole thing is a little over 3,000 sq ft. I prowled the lumber yards, Lowes and Home Depot constantly looking for deals, referbishments and bring backs. for example, I bought 6 5x5 double payne slider windows brand new for $25.00 each. the entire project was done with out plans at all, each day I would figure out what to do and how to do it. A lot of the furniture was donated and all I had to do was to rebuild it. The upper roof consists of 24 sq of 40 year archectural shingles that I bought for $112.00 total. The plastic laminate flooring sat in boxes in our house for two years before being used, the design of the place evolved day by day depending on the materials that I scrounged up.





Could not have done it with out "Big Red the Man Toy"





When you work by yourself, you learn all kinds of tricks, kind of like eating an Elephant....one bite at a time.









16' 2x8's for the rafters on the west 50' drive under side.









There is a total of 76 4x8 sheets of 5/8 thick T-1-11 siding.





The entire 250 page, so far, build thread is over here,

http://www.motorcyclistcafe.com/foru...House-and-Barn.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:49 PM   #3883
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Added some more room.

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Old 12-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #3884
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Now that is a good way to go.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:09 PM   #3885
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Hey Dean, hope last summer's fire didn't affect you too much. My bud and I took the long way home from the WSB races in Utah. I had planned to show him the Clifton to Alpine road, but it seemed like the whole of the White Mts were on fire. We camped at Apache Creek and rode to Reserve for breakfast but had to backtrack to Quemado to go west.

I'm going to be really bummed if the little BLM campground KP Cienega burned. Nice place that you have carved out for yourself.
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