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For anyone with vision, a few building skills and a great set of tools, several of these portable buildings by Dix Enterprises in Wichita, Kansas can become a personalized tiny house. The Lofted Porch comes in 11 sizes from 8X16 to 14X40 and starts at $2,625 up to almost $10,000. Each Better Built building will be custom built to your specifications, allowing you to specify such things as overall building size, door and window sizes and locations, and shingle colors that blend with existing structures. I suppose the thing you can do is, if you have a place to live and the time to do it already, is to take the plywood splice plates out and put in better quality ones before you finish out the houses.
I’ve seen this type of construction for gambrel roofs in a lot of shed and cabins, basically they will not pass code in most areas for a dwelling.
We have a builder in our area who builds a portable cabin, or even a utility building as though he was building a home, and at prices that compare favorably with his lower quality competition. On the roof rafters, a few well placed Simpson connectors would go a long way to make them more structurally sound.
Here in AZ I have heard that WeatherKing.US has similar buildings that may have been approved by local communities (Navajo, Hopi Reservations) for habitation as a home. If you place an order for any window coverings with Select Blinds this month, use my March code DESI9N at checkout for 40% off your order! I love a cute, romantic or otherwise charming garden shed that could easily be used as a little summer house (a garden structure used for relaxation in warm weather) in the backyard! Since we have a new house without trees or much landscaping, I’m in need of ideas for camouflaging the view of our neighbors. OK, this little white shed above and below is the perfect dreamy romantic backyard getaway. I’m thinking I could get used to a morning quiet time with a cup of tea in this backyard church er, shed?
And this little shed is like a backyard destination, the perfect retreat for being creative with art, painting, gardening or flower arranging!
We have a fairly large shed (but they’re never big enough) in which we keep garden and pool equipment. How about picking up that shingled one with the stone steps and just plopping it down in my backyard?
Oooh, I absolutely LOVE the idea of having a guest room or even a little reading retreat in one of those pretty sheds! Gabrielle recently posted..Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, what do you think, it it worth the hype ?
With some basic remodeling, you can turn a shed into an economical and pretty green home office.
If you need a home office, an addition to your home might be a prohibitively expensive way to get some workspace.
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Better Built Portable Storage Buildings by Dix are outdoor storage sheds, barns, garages, cabins and offices that are built onsite in Kansas and then delivered by truck. I took your link and looked at the barn cabin which is the lofted style and it has the same 2×4 roof joists and particle board braces.
These are a great step in the right direction, a much more affordable idea and they can be customized.
32 X 12 lofted cabin with give room for bed above door, 12 x 14 living area, 12 x 12 kitchen and small dining area, a 6 by 6 bathroom, and 6 x 6 storage closet.
Bald Eagle uses all 2x4s instead of 2x6s in the loft and floor, they use OSB for the floor, and OSB on the outside, instead of T-111.
When I first saw his work I was a little surprised that he could afford to stay in business. While trees will definitely be in the plans over the next few years, I’m also thinking about a garden shed. From yard tool storage to a backyard guest room, check out these out and tell me your favorites.
Yard and garden tools organized and at the ready for potting plants and other outdoor projects, all in a prettied up shed with a chandelier? I love that it would let the breeze and light filter through, making it the perfect place to garden on a beautiful summer day!
What would you use a charming backyard summer house escape for, if your garden shed dreams came true?
For me, living in upstate New York, a bed in the shed is not all too practical.But definitely lining the shed with shelfs and neat hanging baskets with supplies is wonderful and space saving. I have a garden shed out by our pond and love to have my morning coffee out there listening to nature. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location.
Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Windows provide natural lighting, and a traditional style metal door provides security and convenience. The end of the cottage features a larger door for adult access making it a very versatile storage shed.
I doubt that it would take much of a wind load to turn it into an expensive pile of kindling.
My experience with this kind of building allows customers to ask for special features, like windows that match their home, to have the interior left unfinished on the inside so elctrical outlets and switches, etc, can be placed where needed, and I’m sure other features could be requested. As far as customizing is concerned,it is often hard to correct the basic structural flaws this building would pose to be used as a dwelling. They need reenforcing to walls and roof structure to handle the high winds of Northern AZ, and the snow load has to be improved.
The Inspired Room was voted Readers' Favorite Decorating Blog by Better Homes & Garden's magazine two years in a row, 2015 and 2014! Not only would it be practical for garden storage or a dreamy backyard escape, but it could offer privacy and give our yard a little more structure.


Worth area, and I’m afraid my garden shed would probably be shared with spiders, fire ants, geckos, and lizards!
We have a 200 yr old spring house in our back yard that currently houses TONS of fun plastic toys, haha! A storage shed can easily be converted into a small home office with some basic upgrades.Of course, a basic pre-fabricated metal shed may not work. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Dix claims all of their portable barns, sheds, cabins and garages are built to hold up under heavy use and provide a lifetime of service. I think there is a place for several different levels when it comes to value, but it is rare to run across something that good.
Ive also hear that the windows need to be sealed better, may leak around openings – damaging interior finishes. Every year when I go to get the Christmas decorations out of the shed, I disrupt the life of 2 or 3 geckos. In Mississippi, I would be able to use it all but maybe 1 month, Jan, out of the entire year.
However, any wood-frame shed that can be insulated might be a potential space for a new home office.InsulateIf you will need to heat the shed in winter, consider upgrading from concrete half-blocks to a more permanent,n insulated foudation.
Most of the buildings are for storage, livestock and gardening, but three of their designs may make a great tiny house: the Lofted Porch, the Portable Casita and the Mini Cottage. Not everyone has the time or skills to build something like this but they can tackle simple jobs like extra strapping on the trusses, etc, if they felt they were necessary. The extra cost will pay off in the long run in lower heating bills and possibly higher resale value for your home.You will also need to insulate the walls and roof. The inside of the building is still open with exterior stud walls that can be left unfinished, or you can finish the interior any way you want. The one with double red doors and the one with a freakin’ woodstove and brick floor in the guest room?! However, rigid foam insulation boards and stucco may be easier, albeit more expensive.Add lightingMany storage sheds don’t have windows, but a windowless home office will be too uninviting to see much worktime. With tax credits available for energy-efficient window upgrades, replacement windows were popular this year.
You should be able to find a good deal on a used window through a local building supply reseller.If you have a small shed and not much space for windows, consider a skylight instead. Skylights let in more light than windows, and offer some free solar heating.To add artificial lighting and outlets for your office equipment, you may need a dedicated panel box for the shed.
Unless you are an electric expert, you should definitely hire a professional to run the power line from your house, and to wire the shed. However, you might save money (and get a serious workout) by digging a trench at least one foot deep to bury your insulated power lines.If you will mainly use a computer workstation during daylight hours, consider a small solar PV system for your shed.
If you expand your shed or make some of the above upgrades, you may need a building permit and possibly approval from homeowners’ associations and historical preservation groups.These upgrades can turn a backyard shed into a quiet, cozy and productive home office.



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