I’ve been scouring the internet for months now, trying to decide what kind of structure to use for my workshop. We have very limited space and some existing outbuildings which, though destined for removal, are now still necessary.
To get me through the coming winter, I’d thought about a large PVC “Party Tent” like this one:
A 3m x 6m tent is only a couple of hundred bucks, but this is Denmark, so a severe winter is not out of the question and constant wind is eternal. I’m not sure it would endure.
Well, last week I stumbled upon http://geo-dome.co.uk/default.asp where a bloke is selling plans and kits for wood based geodesic structures. A dome is out of the question because space, but he has a 3m and 5m version of his Geodesic Tunnel design that seems like it would do the job perfectly.
The plans are quite inexpensive and I bought one for each size.
To my mind this solution has a few significant advantages:
1) Its self-constructed using wood. I did say I want to learn woodworking right? ;)
2) The volume: footprint ratio is quite good.
3) It looks awesome and will certainly attract some positive attention. Never a bad thing when trying to start a local business.
4) She Who Must Be Obeyed has already claimed it as a greenhouse once I have moved out of it.
It also has a couple of scary parts:
1) I am a noob! WTF am I thinking?
2) It’s complex. Even if I weren’t a noob, this’d be scary I think.
3) There is no chance I will have it up before winter arrives.
Which brings me back to the tent. For now.
Any suggestions for a good cheap temp solution for an overwintering shop?
-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.