William Bronson wrote: I was going to suggest a used trailer instead.
That is still a viable option, a 5th wheel or other such trailer will be move in ready.
But cost wise, the Polar sheds seem competitive and then some.
Your profile says you already live on a farm, I suppose you are wanting for your own space.
What do you want/need in terms of a kitchen/bathroom of your own?
Gail said Sorry. I don't know how to get the images to show up in the post. If someone can tell me how, I will add them to this post
Anne Miller wrote:
Here are some links that will tell you how to add pictures and videos
Thanks, Anne. I could have sworn that is what I tried to get the images to appear and it didn't work. But it did work this time and I wouldn't have known there was a separate YouTube button. Thanks for the links. I edited this post to be better visually so more people might respond.
Thanks for popping in, reading and commenting, Jeremy. Yes, a cargo trailer was my original plan when I thought I would have a year or two to build one out. But they are expensive and not available as rent-to-own. Also, as I have horse equipment, a wheel barrow, tools, and do a lot of food prep and preserving, the larger area of a building would actually be preferable anyway.
Since I don't have a shop, or aluminum, or a vehicle to haul insulation, interior walls, etc., one that comes already insulated is a plus. I would rather spend my time growing and preserving food and working so that I can afford a wood cook stove, to drill a well, etc.
This morning I'll be calling building companies and Polar insulated buildings to get more details. And the Telco people will be here so I need to corner them and see how far they'll run a DSL line and what they will charge for it. No wireless for me ever again.
Anne Miller wrote:I really like the look of the interior of the Polar and since you don't want to DIY these look like a way to go.
John C Daley wrote:I can add that there is no scientific proof that heat reflecting paint that you speak of actually works.
In Australia and other places, the claims have been through court rooms and debunked.
A light frame with shade clothe over the whole roof will work, without any dispute.
Annie Collins wrote:
Gail Gardner wrote: Now I have to figure out solar in a hurry.
Gail - did you see this thread? https://permies.com/t/smartest-solar-power
It sounds like an inexpensive system and maybe one you could get installed quickly.
Anne Miller wrote:For the record, the landowner cannot force you to move without an eviction notice.
They can make you uncomfortable and not want to be there though you have the law on your side.
denise ra wrote:Gail,
What will you be doing for a tornado shelter? Do you have many tornadoes or high wind events in your part of Oklahoma?
denise ra wrote:Gail,
I will be in Oklahoma also. I am wondering what you found out from the Polar Shed people - size, price, delivery cost, add-ons, etc? Thanks for sharing if you still have this info.