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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Springtime is Building Time - Can You Say ManCave

We bought a second house down the street on a large 250 by 210 foot lot. We plan to build a new home here - but not before we sell our present home. But that doesn't stop me from building a "man cave."

My landscape engineer - Dave English - is preparing the pad site for the new garage. This site is complete now - the building permit is posted on the lot. I ordered the new steel garage form Carolina Carports. The storage garage will be 24 x 26 x 12 feet tall. It will have two large 10 x 10 garage doors - big enough to "hide" a motor home or two.

The garage will look something like this -

- except it will be maroon in color with tan roof and trim. The materials are precut at the factory. The crew comes to the lot with the materials and builds it like an erector set. It is all steel - roof - sides - frame - doors. The building is certified to the Florida Hurricane Code to withstand winds up to 150 MPH.

Supposedly - within three weeks - I will be moving all of our excess "baggage" from our present home - and preparing it for sale. If we are lucky and it sells fast - we plan to move into the present brick home on this lot. Although this is a pretty neighborhood right downtown with lots of neat homes - sales are very slow right now.

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