The latest structure at the Micro Showcase is a 12’x24′ Studio Shed, built in spring of 2014. Conceptually, it made sense to have a larger sheltered common gathering area for events, and to house a workshop. I previously had a 8×20 shipping container,which was never much to look at, was quite narrow, and has no windows or insulation.
I looked around at many different pre-fab shed options, and decided that Studio Shed was one of the best-in-class options for a small foundation built structure- very well designed, lots of light, fairly affordable, versatile and a fairly quick design/ship/build timeline. I think this company makes some of the most attractive storage and garage structures around, and they also have a ‘lifestyle‘ line that are perfect for foundation-built micro homes, backyard ADU’s (accessory dwelling units), art studios, guest rooms, etc. The company has common values about re-envisioning what our space needs really are.
see the Studio Shed blog.
Completed Studio Shed
Studio Shed exterior (with painted Hardyboard- a concrete board)
Studio Shed interior (other side is welding/woodshop)
Closeup of the vertical window
Original plans from Studio Shed
Day 0- Goodbye to the old ugly shipping container…
Day 1- Concrete pour
Day 2 (after concrete dried)- Studio Shed build starts
Day 2- putting the ZipSystem walls up (note no Tyvek needed!)
Day 3- Tony installs doors
Day 4- Interior unfinished, waiting for insulation and drywall…
Day 5- Tony finishing then galvanized metal roof in one day!
Studio Shed siding (Hardyboard), pre-cut and pre-painted
Tony works on the siding (we were a bit slower putting this up- took a bit longer than expected)
Insulation in and drywall up
Electric and insulation (roxol) being added to Studio Shed walls
Bags of American Clay ready for mixing for wall application
Clay is applied over prepped drywall for a very rugged and easily repairable finish (also 100% all natural)
Brian troweling clay