Got a shack!

  • Got a shack!

    Posted by WillBkool on October 17, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Last Tuesday I had a 12×36 building delivered to my property in McHenry, MS Stone County.

    It’s going to be much nicer than camping in a tent this Fall/Winter/Spring. Hopefully I’ll get my solar hooked up by Summer.

    WillBkool replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 10 Members · 20 Replies
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  • JerseyGiantChick

    Member
    October 17, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Wish you all good luck and lot a fun with your beautiful building!

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 17, 2023 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks! Now to get a shipping container for more storage.

  • Detroitindustrial7

    Member
    October 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    A few questions. What was the cost for unit including delivery and set up? Why so little windows? Are you going to hook up running water and sewer? Pretty cool set up and yes that is a Whole Lot better than a tent. Thanks.

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 17, 2023 at 7:20 pm

      It was EXPENSIVE! 17k delivered and setup. It was a custom build and only took 2 weeks for them to build. It’s by United Portable Buildings. I used to do construction and it’s a very solid build. I don’t plan on living in it permanently which is why there aren’t many windows, so there is a 3×3 foot window and door on the the front and back side, and three transom windows on the right(south) side to let in the winter sun. There are no windows on the left(north) side to keep the cold out. I could have built my own, but I’m 62 so this saved me a LOT of labor. The windows have screens which I didn’t expect as the display models didn’t have any screens, and that is nice in deep south Mississippi.

      • This reply was modified 6 months ago by  WillBkool.
    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 3:34 pm

      Also, I’m going to do rainwater collecting and probably get an incinerator toilet for this building. I’m going to get a well and septic on the other side of the property and either build or buy a cabin for that area.

  • NCtherapist

    Member
    October 17, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    It’s beautiful!

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks, I picked the colors to blend in better with the woods. I don’t like bright flashy colors, I’m a dull kind of guy. lol

  • FaithK

    Member
    October 17, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Looks great, Will!

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks, once again it was nice meeting you in person at SRF.

  • MartHale7

    Member
    October 17, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Yeah I remember years ago looking at the cost of these buildings, then I finally decided to go with a shipping container instead of one of these…..

    Termites are thick here in Florida.

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 3:16 pm

      I know right? I hope that they aren’t too bad in southern Mississippi. Being 20 inches high at the front and much higher in the back should hopefully keep them at bay.

  • Yankeeredneck

    Member
    October 17, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    Good deal! Always wanted one of those for a wood shop. Good luck with it and enjoy! Should be fun.

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      It will be just a shop and storage eventually, but I needed something right now to store stuff and camp in.

  • Forthefamily2

    Member
    October 18, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Congratulations Mr. Will, I too work in the construction and it looks like a very fine building indeed. I look forward to seeing the finish on the inside please keep us posted. Have a blessed day, Theresa

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks, insulating the roof is going to be the first step, keeping heat OUT during the summer and heat IN during the colder months. The floor was foam sprayed at the factory saving me a ton of work.

      • This reply was modified 5 months, 4 weeks ago by  WillBkool.
  • FLgarden

    Member
    October 19, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Keep us posted with updates please.

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 19, 2023 at 3:13 pm

      Will do! I’ve been enjoying some of your videos.

      • FLgarden

        Member
        October 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm

        Thank you for watching. I appreciate it and hope my info helps.

  • 2Shacks

    Member
    October 24, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Hey Will, Down the road from you on City Road. Trying to build up a good prepared community. It’s a slow process, but feel free to send me a message if you need anything out that way.

    • WillBkool

      Member
      October 25, 2023 at 12:35 am

      Thanks! That’s in Perkinston, right? We must be VERY close then. I’m coming over Thursday to do a little clearing, mostly to clean up what I’ve already done. When I move over there permanently, hopefully by summer, I’d like to get a community thing going where everybody that can, helps one another when needed.

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