Due to a few likely bad events that are about to take place to an ignorant family member I might be in desperate need of a shop for my tools and race car (they are in Dad's shop now).
Of course after building a house for my ex, that was kind of fun... well, until the losing it part... but I digress...
So.. I'm contemplating... I'd probably build on around 1 acre of land, so space isn't a huge concern. I of course want a decent shop, gotta have the priorities straight ya know! I do know the odds of be building a house, even a cheapish spec like house, and having the funding left over to do a good garage is slim.
I've also toyed with the idea of dragging an older double wide or something on there and live in that "for now" until the shop is done, paid off, etc. Problem is I know how my to-do list goes, and the "for now" stuff tends to be a "for ever" thing.
The idea I've really toyed with is building a good sized building (lets just say 50'x100'), make half the shop, and half the house. I don't need a spectacular house, just a place to crash and call home is good enough for me. Even if I had to please the girlfriend, I know a 2-3 bedroom modest pad is plenty. Plus with the huge shop, I'd end up with most of my goods out there (in the office out there) vs in the house...
The last thought I had was if I build a house on one end, and some how lay it out so it's easily expandable in the future that would kind of be a win win if I chose to down the road.
The downside is of course noise could be annoying when they are tryin to sleep and I'm playing on the race car. But I'm looking for some feedback. Anyone done anything like this that you know? Did they like it? Regret it?