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plfuller






Such creative shed designs featured in this article! We just converted a shed into a home office for my husband (after working from home for 8 years in our dining room, oh man, it was time to do this!). The shed was a new build by a local shed/cabin company. We had to hire out the electrical work (permit required) and finished the interior ourselves. The shed was built in August and the project was finished in December. It was time consuming since we could really only dedicate weekend time to the project (and a few holidays & days off from work). Also, we are not experts by any means, so a lot of trial and error on the interior work.


I see no problems so far with rodents, snakes, mice, etc. We do have very rowdy and wild squirrels, one opossum (lives in the neighbors old shed that has no door, so easy entrance), a raccoon (who fights with the opossum), and neighborhood feral cats. We also live in a rural area (not a farm, though), however, we are within the city limits and walking distance of our little town square, so we probably have less wildlife activity than you would see on a big farm. We took great care with insulating, sealing & caulking every nook & cranny of the shed, so hopefully the wildlife will stay in the wild.


Our next project is a She Shed for us girls :-)

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Jenny Ballantyne

That looks fantastic and so well thought out. Definitely a space to spend lots of time in. Number 8 is my Summer House, which has been in situ for five years. We’ve never had any problems with rodents...I would say the worst problem is the spiders! However a quick spring clean every now and again does the job. It’s such a retreat and we’d be lost without it. Well done again for creating a gorgeous space! Love it!

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plfuller

I don't see the issue with not having a bathroom in an outside shed that my husband is using as an office. His "office" is only about 20 ft from our back screened porch. Not having a restroom actually makes him get up and MOVE around. If not, then I know with him being a software engineer, he would sit long hours until he absolutely had to go, haha. When he comes in for his restroom break he also grabs snacks, his tea, or lunch, discusses the news of the day with me, plays with our dog a few minutes, etc. I do understand not having a restroom for overnight guests would be very inconvenient or if you plan on sleeping out there, however that's not how we are using our outdoor spaces (now building a cottage for us two girls and our online business).


. Our lot is .34 and we have plenty of space for 2 sheds, one shed is 12x14, the 2nd shed is 16x20. Our home is 2400 sq ft to give an idea of the space we are building around on our lot. Our backyard is not cluttered and looks super cute with two little buildings (sorry, I know "super cute" is not a technical building term :-)....we are in the city limits and walking distance of our historic town square & had no issues gaining building permits (rural town).

Pic #1 - his office shed

Pic #2 - Girls cottage (to the left of his office)

   

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