Can you build a shed and then decide to turn it into a house?

Can you build a shed and then decide to turn it into a house?

Have you thought about turning a backyard shed into a small cottage to rent out? Or have you considered turning a shed into a tiny house and renting out your own house? Can you turn a shed into a house legally? I was told that 

Comparing the Barn and the Farmhouse from Tuff Shed

Comparing the Barn and the Farmhouse from Tuff Shed

There are a lot of similarities between the Tuff Shed Sundance Series TB-800 little barn and the Sundance Series TR-1600 that looks more like a two-story farm house. They can both have two floors. They are both available 12, 16 or 18-feet wide and all 

16 x 16 Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Building

16 x 16 Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Building

This is the Sundance TR-1600 from TuffShed. They are sold at Home Depot. This is the smallest one I’ve seen, only 16′ x 16′. This building is way more than just another shed. The TR-1600 boasts the most usable floor space and cubic square feet 

Selecting a Premier Lean-To from Tuff Shed

Selecting a Premier Lean-To from Tuff Shed

I have just spent hours calculating the best price on storage. I’m sure you want to know, too. We plan to build a large storage building work shop behind the house, but we have to wait for the city to finish some work they are 

Comparing Tuff Shed Barns

Comparing Tuff Shed Barns

Tuff Shed has four barns in the brochure and five different barns on the website. The barns are harder to figure out than the Sundance Series TR-1600 Recreational Building, the one that looks like a two-story farmhouse. That one I just multiplied out the footprint 

Tuff Shed Upgrades and Options

Tuff Shed Upgrades and Options

It depends on what shed you get, but you don’t get much before the options. Basically, you get a box with one door to get into it. No windows. There is no real option available to finish it inside. You can have them add shelves, 

Home Depot Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Farmhouse – The New Classic Manor New Day Cabin

Home Depot Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Farmhouse – The New Classic Manor New Day Cabin

We bought the Classic Manor New Day Cabin and finished it inside to make an office and workshop. We love it and we wanted the same thing at our new house, but we couldn’t find it.  We were just at Home Depot again and picked 

Snow at Meadowbrook Log Cabin

Snow at Meadowbrook Log Cabin

We get snow every winter, but not much and not often. It isn’t even winter yet and this was our forecast! Up to 24″ of snow? Even the forecaster didn’t believe it. Here is the snow on it’s way. That’s a lot of green! It 

Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn to Tiny House?

Summer Wind: Two Floor Storage Barn to Tiny House?

We put the Classic Manor New Day Cabin next to the log cabin. We are looking at using a New Day Cabin or a Summer Wind to build a Tiny House on a little piece of land we own. Here are photos of the Summer 

Classic Manor New Day Cabin

Classic Manor New Day Cabin

This is the house you can see in front of many Home Depot stores. Although this looks like a little house, it is sold to meet the codes for an accessory building. That means it won’t get a Certificate of Occupancy without jumping through some