The best way to do something is just to decide you’re going to do it. So I am hereby committing (or maybe I should be committed): we’re going to build the ReadyMade MD100 modern shed — the one that we’ve had the plans for since 2005 — this summer. It is time.
Where it’s going:
A rotting pile of wood, I mean, shed that came with our house is coming down so the MD100 can take its place. The good news: The site is already wired for electricity, so we won’t have to do that work ourselves. The wood is literally rotting, so tearing it down should be easy. The not-so-good news: Rats (yes, rats) really love our old shed. There is, um, evidence of that. We’re really going to have to brace ourselves for what we find in the tight, scary dark space between the back of the old shed and a retaining wall.
How we’re building it:
Here’s where the “committed” part comes into play: We’re going to try to do this using all reclaimed materials. Partially out of necessity — our income was cut by a third this year, so buying all-new isn’t really an option. But also because it will be a fun challenge to see what we can find on Freecycle, Craigslist, and at local salvage stores like RE Store and Earthwise.
We’re starting the seplace for materials May 30. Let the stress and fighting begin! –Mary T.