So here we have our two newest additions...a large barn and a smaller shed. They are both by the "TUFFSHED" company. No, unfortunately we didn't get anything in exchange for mentioning them, ha. We just figured if anyone was curious about them, so far anyway, we have no complaints. The entire process has been very easy, very professional and the quality is top notch.
|Two Tuffshed barn buildings|
The large barn/workshop is 16'x24' with a 15' peak height and the smaller garden/mower shed is 10'x12' with an 11' peak height.
This is from the middle of the large barn, looking toward the front double doors. There is a 4' deep loft running across the top, above the main doors.
|Interior TB-700 with loft|
This is in the same spot, only looking toward the back. There is a large window on the back wall, a large side door, and another loft, 6' deep, running across the top. We have room to expand the lofts to be deeper, but for now, splitting them up onto each end of the barn made the most sense...at least until we see how we end up using the space.
|Tuffshed TB-700 barn|
This is looking at it from the back side. The window and the gable end vents let in a lot of light. We opted for the side door because our future plan is to fence in this area (chickens!) and a side door will allow access to the fenced in part of the yard. The loft is even large enough to stand up in. This is a very large building and in one of our remaining storage units is a workbench that my Dad built before he died (it's an amazing piece) along with his tools and some other stuff...they will turn this into a much needed workshop.
|Shed with loft|
This is inside the smaller shed. We opted for a built in workbench/shelf along the back under the window so that we'd have a horizontal counter type surface to do work on. Above the window is a 2' deep loft for storing chemicals, oil, etc, things for the garden tools. And speaking of...
The Zen Machine has a new home indoors! Safe from the elements! It fits in nicely, with lots of space all the way around.
|Tuffshed with riding mower|
We had to get ramps so we could do this. Driving in was easy...backing out? Well, I'll have to get back to you on that one when I do it!
This is the back of the smaller shed. We wanted to mimic the larger one and also have the natural light coming in so we have the same end vents and a bit smaller window. Both buildings have radiant barrier roof decking and ridge vents, making them surprising cool inside.
The smaller one will be the keeper of all the gardening tools. Shovels, rakes, weedeater, auger, chainsaw, and their supplies, etc. The big barn will evolve. There is a lot of room for storing things such as boxes of holiday decor, supplies we aren't using at the moment, etc but we will figure it out as time goes by.
They were an investment of course, but definitely an investment in our future and that's really all that matters, just one more step toward making this our retirement place.