It’s been about five months since I moved out of the last garage I lived in and into an actual house. I might have made some bold statement at that time about, you know, never living in a garage again. I mean, the mice were fun and all, but other than that it’s just a lot of stuff crammed into an itty bitty living space.
And this is the part where I strongly consider eating my words.
The question that’s been plaguing me most since I knew I’d be leaving the Memorial House behind in MysteryMan’s capable hands is, what’s next?
I’ve considered spending a year or so fixing up a house to flip, or spending more time to fix up a house to live in for a while. I know I’m definitely not up for the challenge of building a whole other house right now (I have to sleep sometime) but it’s occurred to me that I might be able to build something a little smaller. It’s just me, the cat, and my 4,678 power tools, after all. (And if I’m lucky, a couple of little donkeys.) And then maybe sometime in the future when I’m sufficiently recovered from this little adventure I can add a house on to it.
So for those of you who get as excited about
floor plans possibilities as I do, here are a couple of options I’ve been mulling over…
This barn-like plan has two covered areas (hey, donkeys like covered areas) and a one bedroom apartment upstairs with a “clay” space, which sounds much more fun than a kitchen.
Here’s a larger kit-barn plan with several stalls, or possible garage area on the bottom floor, and a 1200sf living space in the loft. It may be a little excessive, but a girl can dream.
And this one that has a garage, shop space, and covered working area on the first floor, and a decent sized loft (with its own bedroom) on the top floor. The nice big space for the tools makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy.
I haven’t decided what direction I’m going to take when the time comes, but it never hurts to have some floor plans in your back pocket.