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Posted on How big is big enogh

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#1 posted 09-16-2015 07:22 PM

I dont know where you live, but you MIGHT want to anonymously call the building and codes dept of your town or county and ask some “generalized” questions about such things as size allowances, lot setbacks, and construction materials/methods.

That said … build it as BIG as you can possibly afford now. No matter how big you build, you WILL outgrow it before you realize it. I went from a 30 X 40 pole barn to my current 24 X 35 building. Think “double-wide” mobile home. It used to be a portable school classroom, and I really wish I had bought the 24 X 44 one that was also available at the time.

- JoeinGa

+1 on this , My daughter wanted to build a Studio Apt. in the back of her house and the City said she would have to have a two car garage for the house and a separate parking space not on the lawn for the studio. Not going to happen as she can’t expand the house garage due to it being to close the side of the lot already , unless she wanted to take out the kitchen to make garage space.
But yes as Big as you can now is the way to go.
Joe , I bet that extra 9’ of length would have made a big difference.

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