Tiny houses are all the rage these days but what I needed was a garden shed.
I needed to build a shed in my backyard to put away all my garden tools and machinery I also needed a place to store some patio cushions and accessories. My wife asked me “can you build a garden shed that looks like a tiny house,” This request had an origin from her watching Tiny Houses a popular cable TV show.
So I began looking on Pinterest and other social media sites that had real good content on Sheds tiny homes gazebos etc. as a matter fact I filled one of my Boards on my Pinterest site with all of my search findings something you can see for yourself on my link here.
The size of my shed was very specific, I needed it to be 6‘ x 12‘. I went to the store to buy a kit, my first stop was the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s, but they offered standard sizes and none fit my needs.
That is when I decided to start looking for pre-made sheds. My search led me to a place called Gera Gardens they had quite the selection of sheds, gazebos, cabanas, and other structures. I walked the grounds and looked at a multitude of in stock Sheds that you could go, touch and explore. I found several that I thought were good candidates. I went back home brought my wife to the store and that’s when we decided on a 6 x 12 shed and the color even matched my home, I could not believe it. Oh and the Spring Prices were about the same as ordering a kit, with the difference that it included Delivery prep and placement. I was sold.
The Sheds they have are stylish and look like tiny homes something you would see on that cable show. so we ordered one they trucked and placed it where I wanted it. But because my yard is sloped it is on a grade, half the house was elevated a foot and a half while the other side was at ground level this was needed in order to level the house.
Because of the sloping ground the shed needed some kind of ramp to enter and access the shed doors.
I took an image of the shed and sketched my plan for a ramp and landing area. I took some measurements and put a material and lumber list together and had the material delivered.
The next step Was to build the deck frame, dig holes for the supporting piers, and lay the decking down. I also put chicken wire all around the shed to protect from rodents and varmints nesting underneath. I had leftover lattice from another project that I used it to dress up the front of the shed. I ordered pre-made railing as well as solar lighting for both interior and exterior lighting.
I accomplished what my wife wanted me to do which was to create a garden shed that look like a tiny house. This made me very happy and now I really don’t want to leave that tiny house I mean garden shed.