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#1 posted 09-21-2020 12:57 AM

I would take into consideration the situation we are all in currently. Building materials have more than doubled in price, in some cases they have increased 3x – 4x, this is going to add considerable cost. Think about safety. An old dry wood structure or straw bales are fuel for a fire. How about theft, is the place secure? A lot of businesses have closed, there is a lot of vacant property, I would try to find another location. Any shared space in your area? Do you live outside a city? How about a 8’ x 40’ shipping container? You could easily insulate it with 1.5” foam. You could likely rent one or buy it and sell it when your done. I bought a few of them for my church a few years ago for storage. They are solid!! The price was just over $2,000 ea. delivered. It would have cost us at least $20,000 to build a garage this size. They are movable. We are in the process right now of buying two more for our other locations. We will spend another $1,000 to put up an 8’ fence to screen them. They should be cheap in your area as NJ is the largest port on the east coast for imports coming from Europe.

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