A garden shed is transformed into a guest house on time lapse (see FAQs in description)

We’ll follow up with a tour of the cottage so you can see the kitchenette, the toilet closet, air conditioner, and the trundle bed that pops up to make a king size bed.

Video description:
See a time lapse video an unused garden shed that is transformed into a guesthouse that has a modern farmhouse meets cozy, bohemian cottage feel on a budget.

We used this time lapse camera to film the project: http://amzn.to/2vBVqzZ

See the details on the blog Simplicity in the South here: http://wp.me/p2Tvp5-3wZ

This was an existing structure on our property (just 10 feet off our front porch) and already had electricity. This saved on cost and we spent under 00 to make it into a place for my step daughter and our parents to stay when they come visit. We’re not renting it out or living it.

The cottage is just under 110 square feet and the outside dimensions are 10 x 12′

You can see more pictures in the link to the blog post below, but the built in on the left side of the bed houses the kitchenette that has a mini fridge, sink and microwave. The coffee station sits on the dresser. The composting toilet (http://amzn.to/2f4sn1p) is in the built-in on the right.

Water for the sink is fed through a garden hose and drains into a grey water tank. The toilet is composting so it doesn’t need to be hooked to plumbing.

It has been fully insulated and there’s a portable AC (you can see it in the video as we’re putting up the TV cover) that exhausts out of the wall instead of the window. We’ll be adding a slim profile wall heater when it gets cooler.

Every city will have their own rules for permitting a structure like this so check with your own city beforehand (like we did) before making improvements. We didn’t expand the footprint of the existing structure, tie into plumbing, or make changes to the electrical panel.

Music at the beginning of the video was purchased at: https://audiojungle.net/item/this-is-drums/19764329
and the music at the end of the video was purchased at: https://audiojungle.net/item/upbeat-acoustic-uplifting-inspiring/15912404

Catch up on all the projects that went into this transformation here:
http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/cottage-shed

The room reveal: http://wp.me/p2Tvp5-3wZ

DIY reclaimed wood sliding TV cover tutorial: http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/2017/04/diy-reclaimed-wood-sliding-tv-cover-now-you-see-it-now-you-dont.html

How to make a live edge bar:
http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/2017/05/diy-live-edge-countertop-how-to-join-wood-planks-basic-tools-plus-video-tutorial.html

DIY industrial pipe bar brackets:
http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/2017/04/how-to-make-industrial-bar-or-counter-brackets-from-steel-pipe.html

How we made the built-in bed with a pop-up trundle (this makes the bed into a king-size bed for 2 guests) and the closets: http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/2017/05/make-built-in-trundle-bed-cabinets.html
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Man Cave – She Shed – Garden Office

Building the Man Cave.

Update – This has now turned into a She Shed as my wife has acquired this and moved in.

This is a video record of my Garden office / Shed project.

Please find an update of what this looks like now. https://youtu.be/XXTP_teQAWE

This is a video of the plans and budget https://youtu.be/gbUlZsM9klg

I am not qualified or do this for a job, I just enjoy making things and this seemed like a good challenge.

I started it in March 2015 and finally completed it 9 months later in December 2015. I build this in my spare time.

I managed to get a great deal of the materials second hand or recycled.

Other items I had to buy new, but shopped around on line for the best price.

The timber base was from A1 Lofts who did a great job of our loft conversion a couple of years ago. I emailed them and they emailed out to all their contractors to see if they had any spare timber. I met with Dan from A1 lofts in Harlow and filled up a van load of timber. http://www.a1pms.co.uk/

The 4 x 2s were from a recycling timber yard in Peckham.

The other items such as the windows and doors and the front maple cladding were second hand from ebay. I had to travel to collect items from all over Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire.

Other items I had to buy new, but shopped around on line for the best price.

I did all the work myself apart from the final fix and certification of the electrics. The electrician was Billy Keppel from Keps Electrical.

I have written and recorded and played the instruments to the music on this video. The track is here https://soundcloud.com/angus-mcgregor

Contact: Angus on angusmcgregor@hotmail.co.uk

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