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    Dad's Winter Shop

    While down at my parents place this past week, I got some shots of Dad's winter shop. The place they bought has a small building at the end of the car port that housed the washer/dryer, about 10' X 12'. Last year Dad gutted it, re-plumbed, re-wired, and re-arranged the whole thing. He's got mostly hand tools and a chop saw and does most work outside. All of the cabinets/doors he built himself using his skil saw (no table saw), router, and chop saw.



    For extra storage, he poured concrete to fill in some gaps under the porch and built large bins on rollers that can be pulled out for easy access.

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    Darren

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    That's really pretty darn creative. Shows what you can do when you want to do something!

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    Very clever. Looks like it originally was a camper trailer.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Nice use of space. Very clever.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    What a great use of wasted space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Very clever. Looks like it originally was a camper trailer.
    It's a park model mobile home, single bedroom, bath, kitchen, and large living room with pull out sleeper.

    They've got a large canopy/car port. The deck is about 8' wide and runs about 2/3rds of the home. The shop is part of the car port.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    It's a park model mobile home, single bedroom, bath, kitchen, and large living room with pull out sleeper.

    They've got a large canopy/car port. The deck is about 8' wide and runs about 2/3rds of the home. The shop is part of the car port.
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Very clever. Looks like it originally was a camper trailer.

    so... it Is a camper trailer... that stays put (normally)
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    so... it Is a camper trailer... that stays put (normally)
    Technically yes, but it's really more like a single wide mobile home with two bedrooms lopped off. They remove the hitch and wheels. It also has skirting around it like a mobile home.

    Like these: http://www.sunlakelivingsystems.com/
    Last edited by Darren Wright; 02-19-2011 at 02:20 AM.
    Darren

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    Looks cozy, comfortable, and warm. Perfect for a SnowBird!

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    Thanks Darren for sharing that info and the pics. This is a cool idea.
    Is the place your Dad has his unit in a secure park or on stand alone property.
    Is the kind of place one could retire to permanently?
    I gotta tell you Americans are a special breed, I never cease to be impressed by the amount of ingenuity both your Dads and the company you pointed us to. I actually wrote away to them for a brochure and price list
    cheers

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