This is really premature as we don’t even own an acreage yet, see this post for details on the land.
My wife and I made an offer on some land last night and we were discussing our plan for the property. Ultimately we’ll be building a home on the land but that’s 8-10 years out due to our kid’s ages and our current home’s proximity to the elementary school (2 blocks).
My dream is to build a dedicated stand alone woodworking shop which would be 30-40’ from the house. The land currently has no utilities so we’d be laying out a lot more than just the building cost. My first question is regarding the construction costs. What would everyone guess a 35’ deep by 40’ wide building would cost in central Ohio? I’ve told my wife I think we can build an insulated building, run electrical, dig a well, and install a leach septic system to the shop for under $50,000. The utilities would be sized appropriately for both the shop and future house. I realize there are a lot of unknowns in all of this but for those of you who have done similar things, am I in the ballpark?
I’m looking for input/suggestions on the shop details. My preference would be for the shop to have a poured foundation below the frost line and a poured slab floor. One item is that the building must be easily convertible to a garage. We’d also like to consider a small living quarters above the shop but this is definitely optional.
Based on responses to this I’ll be posting a lot more questions in the future.