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Some people that we rented space to have left us with some dry houses, which are like greenhouses but covered with tarps to be dark. We have no use for them as dry houses and have no desire for greenhouses in that location. I'm thinking that I could use the smaller of the two for goat housing. And really have no idea what to do with the larger one. It would definitely have to be disassembled to move. I would love to hear people's ideas.

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Ok, the tenants have gone, but did you talk with them when they were there?
Its a good idea because they may have built it elsewhere if you were in contavt.
 
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My neighbors had leased them some land and I have been informed that they are not coming back. It’s not uncommon here. My neighbor has offered to help clean up some of the mess they left, so that’s nice but I would definitely like to reuse anything I can.
 
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Is the wood structural or just a big drying rack?  If that was removed it looks like a pretty big storage building, garage, etc.  Put clear plastic on it and make a huge solar kiln for lumber.  Build sheds in there and sell them to people.  Or skiddable shelters.  Rent it out as dry camping spots.  Haunted dry house for halloween.
 
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It has grass inside!
I'm guessing water and sun are coming in the open ends, but the covering looks like it might be transmitingvsome light.
Depending on your climate, it might be a good place to grow lettuce in the summer time.
Kratky hydroponics in gallon buckets?

They could be a good place to park an old camper, or work on cars,  or a million other things best done under cover, but what do you actually need?

I'm guessing you aren't a hoarder, since that nice covered space isn't filling up with junk already.

If they were mine, I would want to try out a layer of petrified hussein on one of them, in order to protect the plastic from wind and sun.

I think I would fill one with tree seedlings.
I would on choose ones on the edge of being hardy enough for my zone, some of the figs or bananas,  etc.
It would be a greenhouse,  but the crops wouldn't need a lot of tending or ideal solar exposure.


 
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Mike - the wood is structural. It is quite sturdy. We really have a lot of storage already. We have a very large pole barn, the poles are telephone poles to give some perspective. My daughter also hates the look of it. It's down by the pond and she thinks it takes away from the beauty of the area. The pictures are of  the small section that we are talking about using for a goat shelter, it has greenhouse plastic at each end. The larger section is at least twice the size, probably about 100 ft long, and it's completely covered with tarps, no light.

Normally, there is no power or water down there. They rented a generator to run fans. The heat in the summer would be unbearable in there, as it was our greenhouse until I shaded and ventilated it. Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I realize it will have to be disassembled and used in various other places. It's just going to be so much work. Oh well, no rest for the weary.
 
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