Downsizing To A Garagedominium !

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  1. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Please don’t bring up Hamilton ! :cry

    I regret (daily) not building this near Hamilton and moving !

    Not going to make it out there this year, but I’ll be out in 2020 !
  2. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    In a holding pattern with the HVAC rough-in, but did get the metal panels finished.

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  3. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy Supporter

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    Any plans for keeping garage fumes (paint, gas, carb cleaner, exhaust etc) out of the living area?

    I’d love to have a place like this someday!
  4. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    A wall
  5. pnhd65

    pnhd65 renaissance man

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    DL. looks very nice, you have every right to be super happy with this!
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  6. GP640

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    Coulda left it open like Dan Tanna you mean?
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  7. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy Supporter

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    Exactly
  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    wife and i live in a 704 sq/ft one bedroom condo with a 16x20 backyard, and a 2 car garage. it aint much, but its fuckin awesome. no kids, no long term guests, etc etc.

    i run a small business in the garage, she parks her car, and theres 2 motorcycles currently and one bicycle, some tools etc. i work in a 4800 square foot automotive shop, so most of my heavy wrenching is done there.
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  9. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    I recently read a piece about usability in home architecture, that stated the average couple only uses 800-900 sq ft of their home. IMO that proves how much home space and financed $ is wasted to impress others.
  10. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I agree,

    We live in Southern California, about 5 minutes to Disneyland, were pretty rooted here, and shits ridiculous expensive. We were looking for between 500sq/ft and 1000sq/ft, would have preferred a single family home on a small lot, but kept getting priced out of our range when purchasing (bidding wars etc etc) places listed at $280k would go north of 400k for basically 90yr old full rehab projects.


    Found this place, it ticked all the boxes, has a nice garage, etc etc. wife was reluctant (wanted house) but it’s been 3.5 years and it’s GREAT, there’s a pool, lots of grass, plants, trees, etc and I don’t have to maintain any of it. We did a quick refresh inside, and it’s very nice for us. We’d still prefer to be in a small older home (craftsman, wood floors etc etc) but unless something happens financially, we’re here for “the duration” well as much of a duration as we can foresee at 35 years old.
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  11. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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  12. mslim

    mslim If it's worth doing... it's worth overdoing

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    Hell Yes. I always thought a surplused fire house with garage downstairs and spartan living quarters upstairs would be the perfect domicile for a single male. Failing that, a hangar at an uncontrolled airport with 800-1000 sq. ft of living quarters would be sufficient.

    If I hit the Lotto, I'm buying Reg Pridmore's digs at SZP.
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  13. bcbullet

    bcbullet From eh to zed

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    Had my lippy 20 YO son tell me what a failure I am that I live in a mobile home. The property is VERY nice and I have never wanted for more. Like I told him..."That's where I sit, that's where I cook, that's where I shit and that's where I sleep. How much fucking space is required for that smart guy? You run out and mortgage your soul for more....I am fine right where I am."
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  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    i mean, don't get me wrong, we have a mortgage, this 700 footer was ~$300k, to put that in perspective, my brother lives in texas and his 4 bedroom house (wife and 2 kids) was $160k, my sisters 3 bedroom house on 6 acres was $105k in oklahoma. so its a mortgage, but for here, its cheap, manageable, and nice.
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  15. HardWorkingDog

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    ...that got my attention. Took a class (!) from him a few years back. What's he doing at Santa Paula?
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    Yeah, but one is in Texas and the other is in Oklahoma...........so there is that :lol3

    We are in a 1,800 sq ft 3 bedroom 2 bath home and use less then half of that (except for the the bathrooms :D), but between the easy commute to work and the value going up we will stay here until I retire..................Oh and then there is the down sizing of my 20X36 foot shop.

    A little house and good sized shop is just what I need
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  17. mslim

    mslim If it's worth doing... it's worth overdoing

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    Used to be his homebase. I've been gone from SoCal for almost 3 years so I don't know if he's still there. Talk about a mancave.
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    Walls insulated, apartment wall interior vapor barrier (which I am not a fan of, but required), cupolas ready, and trim finished. Starting on overhead sheeting today, then overhead insulation, pour porches, garage doors, etc
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  19. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Interior vapor barrier is interesting. Is that because of thensteel exterior? Is the exterior also vapor barriered?
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  20. GP640

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    That looks like a breathable house wrap insteat of the standard poly sheet barrier.
    Not how we do it up here but hey, whadda I know?
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