LOML has encouraged me to think about leasing some space to set up my shop so we (she) can reclaim the garage. The zoning/setback requirements in our town as such that building on simply isn't possible, and going "up" would be way too expensive for what we'd get. I'm trying to find some kind of cool way to provide cover for the cars in the drive way similar to these things
http://www.shadesails.com/ but I don't even know if I'll be able to get that by the zoning board. If that is successful, I'll have complete access to the 2 car garage without any guilt!
But, being the realistic pessimist that I am, I think that "plan B" will be more realistic, finding someplace to set up a work place.
Of course, this doesn't allow me to stroll over to the workbench when the spirit moves me, or to have Linda call out, "dinner's ready get in here" or "when are you going to start the barbecque"
I imagine that I'd have to get separate insurance to cover my tools/equipment, and have to put in lots of security features so things didn't "walk" when I was home. What other issues must I consider? Is 220 volts availablity common in these types of circumstances? Multi year leases? This isn't a business, just a hobby.