If you look online, they are very popular in America where they are called "Barndominiums". There are some really sweet design ideas out there, to make the shed a cozy home
I have just found this blog of a couple who built one in 2011. You might find it helpful
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11-05-2016 13:33 #11Senior Member
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11-05-2016 15:37 #12
When we were 'farm' hunting we did contemplate the shed option, but ended up buying with an existing house due to DD getting sick. Suddenly roughing it wasn't an option, but we still wanted to move.
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11-05-2016 15:46 #13
My mil & sil have a shed shack thing it's not insulated. So gets VERY hot.
Few things- MICE.
Electricity? She uses a gas type fridge (which is ok as max they are there is 2 weeks).
She has wood heater to keep her warm summer they goto beach or have an outdoor bath
They use tank water
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11-05-2016 18:11 #14
hazzyj, yep it is. Inside, it's just like a house, you wouldn't know! They are "off grid" with septic, full solar power and rainwater tanks. They have wood heating and split-system aircon. Because it's all brand new, it's a darn sight nicer than my house!!!
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11-05-2016 21:13 #18
We lived in a double garage for 8 years while we were building our house.
We have a bin service etc. No different to any house.
We are one acre on outskirts of our town.
12-05-2016 07:17 #19
Sorry @hazzyj, I have no idea on cost. She's a very private person with money etc so I wouldn't even ask. The solar set-up was very exxy though, I think. I'm not sure about permission from council, they live in a different council area to us. I did ring our council yesterday out of curiosity on what the rules are here and was told a flat no. It's not allowed :-O
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