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7 minutes ago, pops said:

So... Just spitballing here.... But assume a guy had a piece of property that he wants to build a house and a shop on at some point. Feasibility of building the barn/shop with living quarters first, living in it, and then building the house at some point?  

That's what my parents wanted to do.  Turned into just doing what you see above.  A lot of expense went into making the property livable: cut a road, bridge the creek, install electric poles, dig a well, septic, gas, etc.

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54 minutes ago, pops said:

So... Just spitballing here.... But assume a guy had a piece of property that he wants to build a house and a shop on at some point. Feasibility of building the barn/shop with living quarters first, living in it, and then building the house at some point?  

Uh...um yea...do it. Thats what most people do

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1 hour ago, pops said:

So... Just spitballing here.... But assume a guy had a piece of property that he wants to build a house and a shop on at some point. Feasibility of building the barn/shop with living quarters first, living in it, and then building the house at some point?  

Zoning could be an issue.

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Where we live a pole barn requires a lot less permits to build than a house although really is a house with a large garage. 

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3 minutes ago, tjhooker said:

Where we live a pole barn requires a lot less permits to build than a house although really is a house with a large garage. 

It's the whole kitchen thing that usually gets people, sometimes it a full bath that does it. Once a 220 outlet is seen it screams stove, which screams residence.

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We're six months in and already adding on to our cabin / shop in Kimble Co.  Added this slab and covered area last week.  I scored an 8'x8' walk-in cooler, so that'll be on the far end.  Ran a drain line stub under concrete.  So, we'll poke power out and add 220V for the cooler, lights and a few outlets for the cleaning area.  Also extend the PEX for the sink.  We should still have enough room for the tractor when we pull the trigger there.

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29 minutes ago, bigshark88 said:

I can't keep up with the 1%ers above but I built a toy barn with a workshop area. 8a4a189717de61228838ff67d07befdc.jpg158c7f2d205b6bf1392e13e34d0169da.jpg9ba59654600db6bc4aedee22d94781d7.jpgaa73c9ee7cf37b52063069b6686b68fc.jpg

I'd love to see the size of the GI Joes that fit those toys.....  hopefully equipped with kung fu grips and life like hair

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45 minutes ago, bigshark88 said:

I can't keep up with the 1%ers above but I built a toy barn with a workshop area. 8a4a189717de61228838ff67d07befdc.jpg158c7f2d205b6bf1392e13e34d0169da.jpg9ba59654600db6bc4aedee22d94781d7.jpgaa73c9ee7cf37b52063069b6686b68fc.jpg

 

Cant keep up with 1%ers....post pics of barn with 100k in boats/toys stored in it...

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2 hours ago, bigshark88 said:

I can't keep up with the 1%ers above but I built a toy barn with a workshop area. 8a4a189717de61228838ff67d07befdc.jpg158c7f2d205b6bf1392e13e34d0169da.jpg9ba59654600db6bc4aedee22d94781d7.jpgaa73c9ee7cf37b52063069b6686b68fc.jpg

What a freak am I that all I'm paying attention to is that green, green yard!

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On 2/26/2019 at 6:16 PM, Errestaurants said:

Slowly getting the living quarters built out in the barn. Went with pine interior and stained the floors cola. a614e229c8921d0b6d4b178a1e94b2fb.jpgb282439da655968ee85298683eafd5cb.jpg73c42995698dee94d99c23a1253f5e58.jpg58c653d990ce9bf7a6bd1f994de8882f.jpg1d6b321f2430eceb14ba04070b3e3f62.jpg

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Damn, that is awesome, love those floors.

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Got the countertops in. Got some stuff hanged and shower glass is finished. Got pipe to build the fence around the barn. Got some eggs.db3e81ee46df002696261b1b716fad04.jpga8ad3b8865c4d8ea3ff8b1a3b16890d8.jpg3731068c9a8546b981460331d1538de6.jpga82b81fd0125b85a483c276d005abf85.jpge5551cafea852b6ce27569a84817ef2c.jpg0085df6fafd66e084d9fbeb5f6a83f07.jpga59c0aff1d2cc634972f201cf3608daa.jpgb960e7bfe4df828db93ae830562b1359.jpg0dc8ccc64737c8efb16e59a4763351ff.jpg231da0142d72a9ec645a51f4c8a0cb87.jpgf2aa3e3546b6bd5b7aeae673fbfdef46.jpgaf3859aa3408a2cbed0918aaab3f4f74.jpg8a3599527cb9b1c3a4fac7a79674ab94.jpg

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Got some trees planted. Another decomposed granite and flagstone walk way put in. Some furniture delivered and a homemade deer mount put up.61d2700bb791594b9bfd059f5aa6ebef.jpg1545f65731695425ec0a1efb734bedaa.jpga9d0948d8a33402f00dcdddfc88b51e1.jpg6ef5fbb01c7266a71494696ab128ac8e.jpg00eb78a3d5a1a8d6933f96075c39b70d.jpg717104c18d27c226bfdfae50c4881074.jpg3ccf7a73456bf630ae27ac396875faf0.jpg808a1bd50c176f5edfb576f7c98092c6.jpgb4ffe0ec1b5219f7c8405dca941e7cb3.jpg

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Been doing alot around the barn. Pipe fence, flagstone patio and fire pit, shop work table, etcbce18421852eef5c5f87e24745fe0c2b.jpgedf668ad0eb8f3c4e8fdfe6073ce1e84.jpg38e063e7a2ff2b00ba7127b9fbea6bb1.jpg249666c6b51829766472e0ce0298c8f9.jpg97843cbac2da6956abf81ac2543f0ef7.jpgae512b46949038dc437e5be3d20b3527.jpge8b030b97ce5a0f3058a90ca254759e0.jpgbcbd739d6e477ea82f081dc59f4b1d6a.jpg572bfcd2ebb261556292da56390a20b0.jpg4b30e2bf39d9b5389483bb292c48a1d2.jpgbca450d99ec84f7bce1df8cb4168b210.jpgfd8d4c458bb3e7328fef4baad91a87d4.jpgd16590dc8940d727590e17826b0784ae.jpg0f3d1b9f6a3e4831e8cb5c2b6beeedb0.jpge6d650e28a8f185d6769e04ab0434125.jpg142df854b49fd82dd4b9f150c87bb45a.jpgbc2ba95a218718f6a10980a694a6f67d.jpg

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Pretty cool thread. 

My dad bought 100 acres in the Kansas flint hills about 15 years ago. He built a toy barn first, then a cabin overlooking a valley. The two of us did about 95% of the work (we are both in the construction industry). He is almost done with his "hotel" (guest cabin) now, but he wanted to do it 100% himself so I haven't done anything on that one. Next project is to extend the barn another 30' or 40' feet because he's accumulated too many toys and has to move them all out to use his wood shop. 

I moved about 2 hours away and don't get out there much any more, but you can't pick a better spot to watch a sunset or a storm roll in than the porch of his cabin. 

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9 minutes ago, seven said:

Pretty cool thread. 

My dad bought 100 acres in the Kansas flint hills about 15 years ago. He built a toy barn first, then a cabin overlooking a valley. The two of us did about 95% of the work (we are both in the construction industry). He is almost done with his "hotel" (guest cabin) now, but he wanted to do it 100% himself so I haven't done anything on that one. Next project is to extend the barn another 30' or 40' feet because he's accumulated too many toys and has to move them all out to use his wood shop. 

I moved about 2 hours away and don't get out there much any more, but you can't pick a better spot to watch a sunset or a storm roll in than the porch of his cabin. 

Pretty cool.  Have a few dad memories that will last forever like this.  Priceless.

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That looks fantastic! What area are you in? That is my retirement plan right there. I want to have a barndo in Mills County and a place in Colorado to hang out at in the summer.

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39 minutes ago, RMac5 said:

That looks fantastic! What area are you in? That is my retirement plan right there. I want to have a barndo in Mills County and a place in Colorado to hang out at in the summer.

Kaufman county. Kemp, about an hour southeast of dallas. Mills county has some nice deer

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On 3/11/2019 at 12:27 PM, bigshark88 said:

I can't keep up with the 1%ers above but I built a toy barn with a workshop area. 158c7f2d205b6bf1392e13e34d0169da.jpg

Which Gator Trax is that?  I have the 1850 with a MB 35 on the back. 

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10 hours ago, Errestaurants said:

Kaufman county. Kemp, about an hour southeast of dallas. Mills county has some nice deer

Keep up the good work. My wife’s family has been in Mills County for almost a 100 years, I hunt there every Fall, we are covered up with deer for sure.

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Jesus that stone and crushed granite brings back some memories of doing my backyard. Looks like the exact stuff I used. Maybe half the size you did and just grueling work. 

And damn well done. 

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On 4/10/2019 at 7:12 AM, Errestaurants said:

Kaufman county. Kemp, about an hour southeast of dallas. Mills county has some nice deer

maybe you mentioned it and I missed it, but is this your main home or a weekender? 

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Man, I wish we could build something like this in Brooks County but the wetba......errrr illegal immigrants would tear the shit out of it.

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3 hours ago, Pescado_Rojo said:

maybe you mentioned it and I missed it, but is this your main home or a weekender? 

Its in kemp where i make hay for our cattle in trinidad down the road. Weekend place/party barn

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re: OPs barndominium - any thought to putting up plywood on the externals walls before the metal panels? I also did steel to steel for my casita, and I wonder how much of a pain it will be if I ever have to replace the walls. Not sure what the life span for those walls would be... 20, 30, 40+? I hope I don't regret not having an under layer. 

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2 hours ago, CleverNickname said:

re: OPs barndominium - any thought to putting up plywood on the externals walls before the metal panels? I also did steel to steel for my casita, and I wonder how much of a pain it will be if I ever have to replace the walls. Not sure what the life span for those walls would be... 20, 30, 40+? I hope I don't regret not having an under layer. 

are your metal walls screwed in to the purlin?

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Which Gator Trax is that?  I have the 1850 with a MB 35 on the back. 
Pretty sure it's a 1648. Bought it used and rigged it for redfishing.

This thread has me seriously interested in building something similar down by the coast for boat storage and a weekend / party / man cave getaway. Fraction of the cost of coastal real estate. Survive a storm surge. Minutes away from the boat ramp...

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10 hours ago, bigshark88 said:

Pretty sure it's a 1648. Bought it used and rigged it for redfishing.

This thread has me seriously interested in building something similar down by the coast for boat storage and a weekend / party / man cave getaway. Fraction of the cost of coastal real estate. Survive a storm surge. Minutes away from the boat ramp...

Exactly what I want to do. 

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On 4/11/2019 at 5:54 PM, Errestaurants said:

are your metal walls screwed in to the purlin?

Yes. Did you do a strop of wood on the outside of the purlin? I did that for the insides. 

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A few updates.

Floor is in. It's a water-resistant vinyl. Lots of cushion, dog-proof and tough. Texture feels like wood.

Black granite counters are in. Haven't been cut for fixtures. Those were just selected today. My mom wanted more of a matte finish, but these are mirror-like. Oh well.

Kitchen sink and bathroom sinks are in. 

Stairs were finished. Waiting on wrought iron hand rail.

P.S. That white lower cabinet door will be green. Some sort of mistake was made. Who knows.

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17 hours ago, CleverNickname said:

Yes. Did you do a strop of wood on the outside of the purlin? I did that for the insides. 

Straight into the purlin. No wood. 

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Got the fenced wire stretched. Black no climb horse wire. Gates and pipe painted. Fire pit pretty much finished. Had a photogapher come out do a photo shoot out in the pasture. Had dinner out in the yard. 09727017b956574c0660df17d2b6b436.jpg9eb003486991780a872962083a30591e.jpg1ad2c248f723f51f2b7f68dc1366d290.jpg4068fd1a9045237fa157c73a22b3952a.jpg360c74ad4af31ab4e89618f7a2c7de51.jpg2271657160ae8ca41857dbdc73f9c359.jpg745d1a2c962ada0cf6b85dbf73107a34.jpgb7100b569c384022db37f18fcf15fe82.jpgf43622387e3199842f5668c195421434.jpge4dfff6d060ef0682f439e51f7c4f059.jpg30ff9a696e64aafa223f4caf385936d5.jpg

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Posted (edited)

Some ranch pictures. My wife dancing at Lake Tyler, wife and daughter with some yearling bulls, and daughter.2b925763a18c435d64a5ab510af8e64b.jpg32aca20446e9bddd43f9129de9fb4b49.jpgecd18089b966027df9cd447fa6b8ffb5.jpg97f8a7e4dab8d67d13924b4b5ee96df0.jpg

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