Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-08-2010, 02:21 PM   #61
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
thefed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,203
for what it's worth, the materials alone for a POLE structure that size are about $8k as a package from carter lumber or menards.

I am looking at building a POLE structure, 24x40 with a slab and we're coming in around 30k with me doing minimal work. if you must pour a foundation, i dont see 5-10k more worth of work, if that
__________________

__________________
thefed is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #62
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Finally got the permit approved. It *only* took 5 months.

DH is now working on getting the concrete foundation installed. It will then take about 2 weeks for his modular garage to be built and trucked down here.

The garage he's ordering will look a lot like this. 24 x 28' He's excited!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg garage_2-car_24x28_444_lg.jpg (81.0 KB, 4 views)
__________________

__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 03:04 PM   #63
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,291
And the final cost is


As an FYI, my boss had two built on his ranch... costs were about $25K each..
__________________
Texas Proud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #64
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
$30K for the garage including lots of extras such as an electrical system, garage door openers and custom siding to match the house. Still finalizing the foundation which will be expensive due to problem soils - expect that to be about $10K.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #65
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
Finally got the permit approved. It *only* took 5 months.

DH is now working on getting the concrete foundation installed. It will then take about 2 weeks for his modular garage to be build and trucked down here.

The garage he's ordering will look a lot like this. 24 x 28' He's excited!
Beautiful garage! What will you do with the second story? Storage? a rental unit? $30K sounds very reasonable for a structure that large in your part of thecountry.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #66
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Wow....very nice!
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 04:12 PM   #67
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Beautiful garage! What will you do with the second story? Storage? a rental unit? $30K sounds very reasonable for a structure that large in your part of thecountry.
The whole garage is pretty much going to be the "man cave" DH wants to set up his ham shack up there and have room for all his projects. Fine with me. He deserves his space after workin' for the man for nearly 34 years.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 04:24 PM   #68
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
The whole garage is pretty much going to be the "man cave" DH wants to set up his ham shack up there and have room for all his projects. Fine with me. He deserves his space after workin' for the man for nearly 34 years.
What a great place for his ham shack! Good planning. And yes, it sounds like he very definitely deserves it. Frank has thought about building a ham shack from time to time, but right now since he lives alone he has settled on using his whole house as his ham shack, so to speak, instead. Ham heaven.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #69
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,900
Beautiful building, and sounds like a good price too. Will there be upstairs plumbing? ;^>

Amethyst
__________________
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley.
Amethyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #70
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,370
Wow! Nice garage & nice price!
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #71
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
The whole garage is pretty much going to be the "man cave" DH wants to set up his ham shack up there and have room for all his projects. Fine with me. He deserves his space after workin' for the man for nearly 34 years.
Lucky hubby. And nice garage too!
__________________
FIREd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 05:41 PM   #72
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amethyst View Post
Beautiful building, and sounds like a good price too. Will there be upstairs plumbing? ;^>

Amethyst
No plans. Would be expensive plus he'd never come back into the main house
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 06:03 PM   #73
Full time employment: Posting here.
My Dream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 829
That garage is beautiful, I wish I had the land to build something like that. Where I live the land alone including driveway would be worth $76,600
__________________

__________________
Newbie
My Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S&P 600 in 2009 Architect FIRE and Money 12 12-21-2008 09:23 AM
Organized the garage tightasadrum Other topics 12 09-05-2008 05:54 PM
Possible To Retire On $600,000? Marcretire FIRE and Money 80 05-18-2008 06:46 PM
Just Got My IRS $600 Refund yakers FIRE and Money 41 05-15-2008 11:54 AM
Garage Door help saluki9 Other topics 17 10-03-2007 08:47 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:09 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.