I'm building a retirement home at the lake.
Started the project by building a 12 x 20
shed that is just a small garage package but
with insulated barn doors rather than an
overhead garage door.
You want to be able to handle a 4 x 8 sheet of
plywood in a workshop. 12 x 20 is really a
minimum practical size to be able to do this.
Any smaller and you'll get door knobbed every
time you bend over. Don't worry about the women.
Build 16 x 24, tell her it's 10 x 12, she'll
never know the difference.
I insulated the walls and door with R12, ceiling
with R20. Put up vapor barrier, but have not covered
the inside yet. I think I will cover the walls and
ceiling with aspenite or plywood, drywall will probably
just get wrecked in a few years.
I will eventually use the shed as a workshop
but for now I live and sleep in the shed, over
the weekends and holidays while I'm working on the
house. Summer and winter in Manitoba, so I know what
cold weather is. I heat the place with a 4800 watt
240V construction heater. Hit -40 deg. last winter.
Me and the dogs were just fine. May not have smelled
to good but who cares, there's no women out there
to complain about a bit or dog hair or a few cases of
empties. :) :)
Here's a few pictures of the house
and one of the dogs
and one for you Harry
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