Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Another project...are we crazy?!?
Well, the answer, of course, is YES, of course we're crazy! Ever since we moved in a 3 or so years ago, we've lamented our lack of outdoor storage. This means tools, soil and mulch are strewn haphazardly around the house...and the wheelbarrow is stranded in our driveway...the perpetual eyesore. We've been considering putting up some sort of shed for the past few years, but realized quickly we'd have to custom-build it ourselves. The space it has to fit on is so small that we couldn't find anything that would fit (and hold more than a few tools).
House before we moved in.
Here you can see the house just prior to us moving in...and there was a small garage at the end of the driveway. We had it torn down, however, because it was actually too small for our car (and probably any car larger than a VW Beetle). Also, for a garage that was too small for a car, it was way too big for our lot...taking up almost the entirety of the teeny, tiny backyard. It was also completely unstable...actually leaning against the neighbors shed. So, the garage came down...and we were thrilled at how much more space we had in the backyard (going from postage stamp to postcard! Yet...we soon realized we needed some sort of outdoor storage...
...Enter the shed! Norm (my partner) actually has been in charge of this particular project (I'm no builder). I've been kinda just letting him figure it out...only offering my advice on material (corrugated metal) and size (short enough to not block sun to the south planting bed). Of course, when he mentioned that maybe we could do a green roof, I was INSTANTLY on board. NOW the fun planning begins!
Anyway, we've just started the framing and should be starting on the roof in the next few weeks...in a perfect world, we could have it done by Thanksgiving. I'll be happy (surprised) if we have it done by the 4th of July ;-)