Corn Shed Living
Really like your site. At first, I felt out of place,
living in a converted corn shed. (Who wouldn't?) But,
now that I see the trend toward tiny or small homes,
I feel 'right at home.' /// I bought the place in '97.
Its history is this: it was first a 12' x 20' corn shed. It, and a half-dozen other sheds, were relocated from farm land to spots next to a drive-in restaurant.
Sheds were converted into cottages for travelers. One of the sheds was purchased, moved to this location. An
additon of same size was built onto the shed/cottage.
I later bought it, then recently added a room and porch.
Even though it's not yet completed, it's functional.
I plan to add a tool shed and workshop, as I can afford to do so.
Original cost was $15,000. After interest, total original cost was $23,000. All was done on an $800 monthly pension. /// I do not have a family to support, and I buy food where sold inexpensively. My lot allows space for two gardens, useful spots in the future, if
the economy slows and food shortages are a problem.
I've thought of putting a book together, sharing ideas
and sources for builders and remodelers. While big home
ownership was once a sought-after status, I'm seeing the
value of tiny-house lifestyles. In today's America, the value of smaller homes will very likely increase and be attractive to prudent minded home owners.
twp - indiana