Downsizing To A Garagedominium !

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  1. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Hey Mike, been a while, hope all is well !

    I’ll post a few photos along the way. Have the drive entrance, water/sewer taps, and temporary power pole ready. Waiting on my grading guy to get caught up from the six month rain around here, and will be grading/footers in a couple of weeks. I was originally hoping to be complete by July, but looks like end of August now.


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  2. curtis6870

    curtis6870 Long timer

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    tpresten RideUmAll

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  4. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    I knew that I couldn’t be the only one, thanks for the photo link ! That’s a serious sized building, Gainesville GA I assume.

    Do you like the stained concrete floors vs. some sort of covering ?
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    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    We recently move from a 3 level 3250 sq. ft. home on one acre in the North suburbs of Chicago, decided smaller is better for just my wife & I, bought a 1250 sq. ft. single level house w/a 30' by 60' pole barn in West Central Michigan on 3.5 arces, so far we're very comfortable here and we always wanted a big barn for our cars, truck and bikes.

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    Another big reason we moved here were the riding opportunities are endless, Allegan Forest unimproved roads and pipeline trails.

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  6. Flipflop

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    I looked at buying a shop that had an exterior bay door and a room to nowhere on one corner.

    Asked about the bay with no doors... Guy said, "Spray room/Sanding/Paint/Boat work."

    Genius... If you get into any itchy dust, having a single bay with no connecting duct work walled off with a door only to the outside air might be a good call.

    Other I'd consider is doing a shed roof on one side opposite the living quarters for an air compressor, and any outdoor tool type stuff. If you get into doing any wood working, it can be a big benefit to have a pad to roll a planer outside, and rack/dry your lumber out of the weather.
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  7. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    We live in a barn.

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  8. Laconic

    Laconic Boomer Berserker Nativist Rube

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    That is awesome.
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  9. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    Literally !


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  10. SourKraut

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    How do you like that wood stove? It’s a Jotul correct?
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  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I don't remember the brand, I think it's European? Anyway that stove is gas, but we heat the floors with this...

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    MidasTouch Been here awhile

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    Plenty of people have a meth lab.


    oh wait wrong thread
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  13. Cogswell

    Cogswell Now living the new normal.

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    Are you going to The Meltdown at the end of the month ? I'll be there weather permitting. :deal
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  14. SourKraut

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    Great setup, I’ll have to share it with some friends who are horse people and preparing/dreaming of something similar.
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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I don't know a damn thing about horses. I just live with someone who does.
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  16. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    From someone who was raised on a farm, all you need to know is they’re a bottomless money pit. Keep your distance !

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    Going to Matewan WV, Stolen Pig Rally, 25-28. You should come up !
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  18. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Had friends in Colorado who built a big steel building to store his antique tractors and they put in a full apartment and separate office space. The place was cavernous, functional and ample work space and very livable.
    I was jealous.

    Good luck with the project, it looks like a fun one.
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  19. SGrider

    SGrider I give up Supporter

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    Some of you have looked into or have a Morton building, is there a rough idea of what build costs are with them by Sq. Ft. not including the land?
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  20. Cogswell

    Cogswell Now living the new normal.

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    I would like to but already committed for The Meltdown.
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