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Restoring/rescuing a 100+ year old shed. Am I nuts?

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by sumi, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Oct 8, 2018
    Hope Hughes

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    ...ok i so i didnt get to read ALL 33 pages.. i read a few. But any progress on the tree, shed or the owning your own property???
     
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    sumi

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    No, no and no… I got busy with other stuff over the last few weeks and didn't get back to the shed. With property prices being as crazy as they are at the moment, I'm thinking of taking on a second job to help me save up more and quicker, so I can get my own place sooner rather than later.
     
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    Hope Hughes

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    :hitim sorry ..i know how you feel. I hope it happens soon!
     
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    sumi

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    Sorry, I should've been clear, property prices are LOW and I'm aiming to try and save so I can buy a place with a small loan only. I just need to build up trust with the lender by saving monthly and showing I can afford the repayment, which is why I'm thinking second job. I've seen suitable properties for as low as €20,000 at times. Yes, that's twenty…
     
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    Mini Horses

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    I'd chop all the roots I could, some holes in the stump, add salt & vinegar & wait. Maybe in winter the burn ban will lift and you can put kero in the holes & light it off. :D
     
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    That would be so great if you could get your own place!
     
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    Hope Hughes

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    Yea we sorta did the same. My mom wants to build a house here too so it helped with her going in on it too!

    :fl you get the place you are aiming for!!

    And i agree BURN IT DOWN !!! :D
     
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    sumi

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    I'd love to get the top off for firewood at least. Then kill the rest and leave it for now...
     
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    sumi

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    Oh yes! It would be amazing. :) I'm going to put a huge effort in this coming year and see how things go :fl
     
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