This spring we needed to move all of our belongings out of a 24×36 storage shed and onto our land. While this was great motivation to get everything we owned in one place, it was also a bit daunting, as we had not a square foot of storage space!
Brian quickly began work on a 100 square foot tool/storage shed. The construction of the shed itself is really interesting – he hand-hewed off-cut black walnut limbs into square posts that created the shed’s support. We purchased some newly milled local lumber from the Amish and a new metal roof that is used to collect 200 gallons of rainwater. The floor, loft and siding were constructed with reclaimed plywood that was literally lying on the side of the road, waiting to be dumped. Brian offered the former owner $30 for the entire pile. With a little faux board and batten effect and a coat of fresh paint (“Olivewood”), the shed is cute and super-functional.
The shed, outdoor kitchen, and our house!
50 gallon barrels collect rainwater. The barrels on the left flow directly to a spigot in the garden!
A well-organized tool shed is a thing of beauty!
I feel a bit as though I’m sharing the contents of my underwear drawer! In these boxes are possessions that we packed up almost two years ago in Oregon! Some boxes have been opened, purged of things we don’t need, and re-packed. Others we’ve never even opened. What a crazy experience it will be when we finally have space to reclaim our “stuff!”
A tall ceiling and a loft space make great use of an otherwise tiny (10 x 10ft) space!
And above the door is my closet!