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Aug 24, 2009 5:21PM

Went through a factory that builds those "sheds".  They are so efficient it only takes them few minutes to fit materials in jig and nail walls together.  Materials cut in another part of factory and marked as to what and where they go.  Delivered to jig area on cart. 

By the time I was guided through the place they had built a complete shed and had it on carts to be taken to job site for erection.  Oh forgot, it was also painted.  Trim was painted and on cart also. 

Doubt if it cost $100. labor to get it that far.  Told it took 4 hours to finish on site.  They did not say how many men were needed to do it. 

Point is $6000?  Somebody makes some darn nice profit on this one. 

Aug 24, 2009 5:09PM

I just did a quick calculation on my home building software and that is under 800 dollars in materials,plus a 200 dollar door and window........I will put together as many of these as you want for almost 5000 dollars profit......3 day project at best ,thats 1500 labor for 2 guys at premium labor wages.....must have paid 3000 for shipping ?


Actually I bet shipping is not even included in that number or taxes......probably closer to 7000 when it`s all added up........what a rip off.



Where do these people get money to waste like that....I guess they want to keep thier friends up north in the money and let Americans go jobless........A traitor is what I would consider anyone who bought one of these in the tuff times people are having finding work here in America and feeding thier kids....to buy this thing is very unAmerican.



Sad sad sad stuff right there....what happened to pride of where one lives and your fellow man and this article promoting buying a over priced product from another country when people are trying to feed thier family and not go homeless.Sad times we are in,very sad.

Jun 1, 2009 8:48PM
I love this little shed. The sheddie movement is huge in the UK, but starting to take hold in North America, with so many people unable to move up because of the housing market. I have my own backyard shed man cave office. Cost about the same with all of the electrical, cable, interior build out. Not as nice as this guy's setup though, but I'm happy with it.

Jun 1, 2009 8:01PM
I think we can enjoy the pastoral and peaceful life here.a place which belongs to you alone
Jun 1, 2009 7:14PM
should have taken a picture of the insideSad
Jun 1, 2009 6:54PM

Looks like something Ted Kaczynski might live in...


Jun 1, 2009 5:21PM
For $6,000 and less than 80 square feet, Norm Abrams better show up to build it himself...grow a pair nancy...get a hammer and saw and get to it...
Jun 1, 2009 4:40PM
$75.00 per foot IS insane. At least $45.00 a foot TOO MUCH compared to what you can do in this area using a contractor. I just had a 24x48 building built, completely wired, sheetrocked, all lighting and a 4 foot brick skirt at bottom with plantation siding above and hip roof for 35.00 a foot.    
Jun 1, 2009 4:17PM

This does not appear to be much of a deal to me.

I just put up a 12 x 16 home office for $3500.00


Completely finished, power all the things that were bragged about in he article.

Jun 1, 2009 4:15PM
Okay for an office, but will your insurance company cover it should there be a weather or other physical loss of the building. That definitely should be taken into consideration.
Jun 1, 2009 4:14PM
Somethings wrong with this picture.I had a 10x10 wooden shed built on site for $1500.00 from duro shed
Jun 1, 2009 12:03PM
Really looks like an ...outhouse....LOL
Jun 1, 2009 11:44AM

Think it's a great idea, and wouldn't think of having any builder from this forum build it...those that are full of negativity and bad-mouthing. 


We had a cottage put in our backyard, $26k.  It's 120 square feet, with siding, heat, a/c, sun roof, porch and stairs, 2 paned armstrong windows and door with wood flooring, and it's beautiful. 


So while you all are bad-mouthing, making jokes and comparing size, I'll be laughing when I'm able to sell my home for what I want, with the extra room out back. 


Just sayin---

Jun 1, 2009 11:24AM
case in point its cheaper to build your own because even tough shed is too expensive. plus you get the satisfaction of building it yourself and making it your own.
Jun 1, 2009 11:17AM

You can get a tuff shed, the same size, for $2,200...and if you wanna spend that much you can get a 12x24 tuff shed.  With the exception of the glass door i dont see much difference.

Jun 1, 2009 11:10AM

I especially liked Slide #5: "Keep it affordable"


Only $6000, suckers. Tongue out

Jun 1, 2009 11:01AM
it all depends on what the laws are in your area. where i live i can build a 200sq foot building without a permit. and if you put it on a foundation that is just concrete blocks it does not require a permit either. can even do a concrete slab as long as the structure is not fastened to the slab then its considered a temporary structure. as far as buying one from lowes or home depot check thier ads carefully before you buy one most of them say paint and shingles not included. i checked into a shed at lowes it costed about $4500 shingles for the roof would have cost extra. I ended up building my own shed that is 12x12 wich keeps me under the 200 sq foot limit for a permit then i added a loft to it i ended up with more the storage space of the one i was gonna buy from lowes and it only cost me $2500 to build thats including the shingles. In all i ended up with almost 300 sq feet of space when you include the loft. its built off the ground on top of 16 concrete blocks and is built stronger than the ones you can buy from lowes. plus the way i built mine i converted the bottom half into a work shop and i got stairs that lead to the loft. as far as electrical goes if your just using it a few hours a day just do like i did ive got 2 heavy duty extension cords that i plugged into an exterior outlet on my house then plugged one into a power strip that i use for running my radio and my 2 lights and my small tools. the other extension cord i use to run my large power items when i need them or if its cold i plug in a small 110v heater into it. this way there is no need for a permit for electrical or heat.
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