Building a farm shop with living quarters
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:00 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:05 PM
found this on agriculture.com check out the pictures
Either make excuses or make an effort and find a way, one makes things better,the other does not.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:17 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:18 PM
Opportunity only knocks once, tempation leans on the doorbell
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:27 PM
Sometimes it's the only way to afford it out here in Kalifornia.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:29 PM
There is a local guy that has an apartment above his body shop business. Travel time and expense to get to work would always be nil but I doubt I could get over the smell of paint thinner and welding smoke in my living quarters! This might apply to your design too.
In the shed: '42 "H", '45 "H", '49 "M" & some GREEN stuff too. Oh, get over it.....they're all old and still run!
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:31 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:45 PM
.................... BTW this idea flys waaaaaaay better if your single
Not only works best if you're single but you had better plan on staying single. Would be hard to convince a lady to move into a shop/apartment and you sure wouldn't want to have to build a house a few years down the road with what you would already have invested.
If you do go thru with your plans you'd best become good friends with Rosey Palmer
On 2nd thought, maybe I should look into something like that for those times there's frost on the ceilings in the house Wouldn't make a bad "doghouse". I'm certainly in one often enough
IH tractors currently owned: '49 M, '52 SM, '53 stage 1 SM, '53 stage 2 L-SM, '54 SMTA, '66 806D w 2355 loader, co-own a '66 1206 with IHboog, store a '66 706 German for IHboog. IH / CIH equipmemt - ''13 Maxxum 115, 11 MX 275, '10 STX 435, '03 MX255, '14 7230 combine w/ 40' 2162 draper & 4412 ch, '07 3310 sprayer, '12 1250 16x30" planter, 12/23 1200 planter, 34' 330 True Tandem , 18' 870 , 7x16" 720 on-land plow, 6x18" 720 in-furrow plow, , #60 4X16" Plow, #1300 3 pt 9' sickle bar mower
Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:00 PM
The other shop I know of burning was a farm shop. Among the things lost--two 1-season old JD combines, one 930 head, parts to rebuild 2 of those heads, parts to rebuild a corn head, lots and lots of other parts and 40 years worth of farm tools. This farmer had finished harvesting for the year, blew off the combines, washed them and had them parked in the shop to go over. They think it was an electrical fire on a combine that started it but it was a complete loss. I know if I had to go through something like that I would sure hate to lose my house too!
Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:09 PM
But hardtail, Boog, and sweetcorn70 all gave some counter points to take into consideration.
IH Equipment; '68 656D, 642 4 Bottom Rollover Plow, 535 3 Bottom Semi-mounted Plow, 540 4 Bottom Semi-mounted Plow, 12' 370 Disc, 18' 470 Disc, 18' 45 Field Cultivator, and 12' 2 Section Spike Tooth Harrow. Also lots of IH Toy Tractors.
Also have a black sheep; an AC 7045 and it stays in the shed.
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