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.