Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Shed Gets A Shelf

This isn't the grand loft I was planning to build but this will do for now. I found the 2x4s in the garage and the 2 1/2'x7 1/2' piece of ugly plywood in the mobile home. I used $15 for brackets and I had enough screws from other projects. It is strong enough to hold me but I don't think I will be putting heavy boxes of books on it. Perhaps the lighter boxes can go up there.

Next week I will be filling it with stuff out of the mobile home that I just can't part with...yet.

My shelf is only 5 ft tall. I had planned to make a bigger/taller loft when I turned my shed in to a cabin but I think I like the size and height of my little shelf. I can sit up without hitting my head and I can put my closet and pantry below (if I ever move in). I sat up there for a while imagining how everything would look...the little kitchen, bathroom, sink...that's about it. There isn't room for much more. I want to add a covered porch on one side and a carport.

I'll just keep dreaming for now and trying to pay off my mortgage. Then I will have plenty of money for my shed-house project.

8 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Very cozy looking. Have you seen the shower stalls that have the toilet unit built into the base? Something like that might make more room for something else back in the corner. Maybe something important like a sno-cone machine or rock tumbler :)

Daizy said...

I do have another version where I moved the toilet in to the shower but I didn't have the pic handy. I have not seen any of them at retail stores only on trains. I had planned for it to be a bucket toilet also so it is pretty much portable :P

A snow cone machine would be a great idea, actually an icee machine would be even better. It should double as a hot chocolate machine in the winter.

C and H said...

Very cute, you have put a lot of thought into your "little house." We are currently putting together a post that describes my husbands "Decade of Alternative Housing." He has done everthing from being homeless and living from one couch to another, living in his car, living in a camper trailer, building himself a steel box, living in his truck. He began to build a yurt for us, but decided it was not portable enough. Together we lived in a snowmobile trailer, and are currently making plans to build a cargo container home. We hope to have the post completed soon.

Daizy said...

Wow, C and H. That is a lot of creative housing. Where are you building your cargo container house? I ran in to problems with the building code department which is why I bought my shed instead of the cargo container. Those cargo containers would make great houses.

C and H said...

We will build it here (in Wyoming) There are no building codes to worry about, considering we will leave it on a chassis, they cant do anything about it if the structure remains on wheels. We plan on buying the "shell" this summer and begin working on the inside.

AlexK said...

I love your cabin plans Daizy. Not many women would be willing to live in something like that, let alone be enthusiastic about it. I appluade that and wish there were more like you. What advantages does the shed cabin have over the RV?

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-well done indeed, it looks great!

Daizy said...

C and H, your cargo house sounds fascinating. I added you to my blog list so I can watch your progress.

AlexK, thanks for the compliment. I think the Little House On The Prairie books had an effect on me when I was young. My father had a mini-farm when I was a kid and his father dragged his family up to Montana one summer to live off the land. It must be something in my blood. Regarding the RV, I want something without wheels, something I can put a fence around and attach a porch to, and something that I can work on myself without fear of ruining the resale value. This RV is depreciating at a rate of $1,000/yr and the maintenance cost for specialized RV gadgets is horrid. I spent $900 on my RV fridge over the last 2 years and it STILL won't work on electricity, only propane. A new RV fridge costs around $3,000 for this model. It is insane. I would like to buy a very small camper that my little truck can pull later on when I have the money. I could live in it up north if I ever have the chance to be a snowbird. A camper for the north and a shed-house for the south.

Hi Sharon Rose, I bet you are wondering where my clothes would go. There certainly isn't a lot of closet space!