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Old 02-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #31
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ependydad, per your request, I'm jumping on this thread. The "Toy house" shown in our photo album started in 2001. What was originally to be a small cover for the trailer turned into bigger and bigger. The original building is a 40' x 60', 18' at the eves, 2 - 12' x 14' roll up doors and walk ins on front and back. This building has a sewer dump, 50 / 30 amp hook ups and water. What started out to be, I need a bathroom in there, ended up being a 2 story guest house. House has bedroom / den and a bathroom, tub shower, washer / dryer and small kitchenette area. Upstairs is mostly storage for now as I ran out of $$$ and interest at the time. Shortly after I finished this one, the back door led into nothing. Added the 30'x40' on the back which was originally open on the back. Later I decided I needed a place for all my trailers. This led to a 34' x 60' side wing and a small roll up out of the original shed leading to it. At the same time, I closed in the back with 2 big roll up doors and a walk in. Getting tired of shuffling my welding stuff around, I closed in one of the bays in the 34x60 to make a permanent welding shop. It has 2 roll up doors also. The shop is now an "L" shape. The back section is a wood shop, wood storage, and also houses a tractor and other things. The big original area is for the motorhome, pontoon boat and bass boat. The side wing houses a few utility and cargo trailers and of course has the welding shop. All concrete is 6", there are 7 garage doors on it now. Some asked how I afforded it. At the time, steel was relatively cheap, I was working offshore making really good money (still am), I was single, no kids, living in a small single wide trailer, no bills and a lot of time. If you see my RV shed at my home sweet home place, you can see what I afford now. Prices went up a little. We are planning to sell our home place and move back to where the Toy House is.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #32
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #33
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That thing has more square footage than my house!!!!! Don't blame you for moving into it....
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #34
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I could never afford all that a second time. Older, married, kids and not much time. My house is only 1620 sq ft, so I guess several of mine would fit in there. We moved to pine prairie due to wife's family. However, we're wanting to move back now. Like I told my wife, I can spend the rest of my life trying to replicate / afford building a fraction of that shop in pine prairie, or we can just sell our house and move back there. Easy choice for me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #35
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This is a (Ex-tubing) that is what I call them,sun shade storage shed. They are NOT made for use in a (Snow Load) area. Here is Pic. proof! Youroo!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #36
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #37
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And to think...our stays outside, uncovered 24/7/365. Its covered.in snow and ice right now. We can't compete with any of you. But the good news is that we've never had any type of bug or critter infestation and its dry as can be inside.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #38
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And to think...our stays outside, uncovered 24/7/365. Its covered.in snow and ice right now. We can't compete with any of you. But the good news is that we've never had any type of bug or critter infestation and its dry as can be inside.
Heck, mine can't even live at home right now! A man can dream, though...
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #39
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Before we got our newer shed built (20 x 50) at our new place, we stored the mh at the toy house. 120 mile one way drive just to get it. But, like all of them, we get the comments, is it new or have you ever used it. Before this year we were clocking 20k miles a year. Well worth keeping them indoors when not in use if you can. When we lived in the fifth wheel while building our house, it drove me nuts having it outside for 8 months straight. I washed it every week and did more preventative maintenance than normal.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #40
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Wow. You guys have it nice!
WEWig-now that is done right!
I live in an apartment complex.
My storage area is huge, but I have to share it! LOL



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