Ok, maybe sheds are only exciting to me. I found a shed on Craig's list that I want to buy. After buying a shed plan and looking at the list of materials, I decided that maybe I should look at already constructed sheds. I didn't add up the cost of all the materials but just by looking at the list I knew it was going to be more than $500. Then there would be many trips to Home Depot. 30 minutes to the store, putting stuff in the cart, pushing it around the giant store, loading it in to my truck, driving 30 minutes back home, unloading the stuff...taking a nap because I was too tired to build anything...etc, etc...for many weekends. Plus the tools, saw horses, extension cords and other building aids. No, I deciding building from scratch was not for me.
Next I looked at shed kits from Home Depot where everything is pre-cut and all of the pieces are delivered. A 10'x12' wood shed costs $1,090+tax. Then another $800 for the floor kit. Plus they use 2"x3" studs for the walls and the tar paper and shingles cost extra. And then I still have to assemble it. Nope, not a good choice.
So, I found this shed on craig's list. Unfortunately, it is located on the other side of town. It seems like everything I want is on the other side of town. I contacted the lady and the shed was still available. I don't have time to go see it until Saturday because it gets dark so fast now. She told me the same people that delivered it to her house would move it for $250 plus more per mile. I called another towing place and they gave me a price of $95 to load the shed and $5/mile. According to the map the shed is 25 miles away so it will cost $220 to move it. The lady was asking $1,000 for the 10x12 wood shed with a floor. This shed is 2 years old and was bought for $2,500 from a place that assembles sheds at your location. I asked her if she would take $900, that way we almost split the moving cost. She agreed. Now I just need to get the towing company to come out here and see if they can get a tow truck with a 10' shed down my dirt road. They should be out tomorrow to check it out.
I am excited about my shed, even though it is a lot of money. I will be able to sort through the stuff in my mobile home and put the things I definitely want to keep in the shed and give away, or sell the other things. Then I can start on my mobile home restoration. By the way, I found another electrician and he has promised to show up this Saturday. We will see.
Hopefully the shed will be packrat and water proof. I have even thought about making it in to a cabin later on. The walls are 8' tall and the peak is 8 1/2 feet. I could insulate the walls and build a sleeping loft for the back third of the building with 6' clearance underneath and make the rest in to my tiny home. I think it would be totally cool...but that's a project for another day.