The garden shed arrives ...

After waiting a few weeks, our garden shed has finally arrived. This is no "garden variety" shed we are talking about, it is is a custom order 10m2 2.4m stud wooden garden shed. You get to specify where the windows and doors go, with full assembly with staining and shipping from Nelson for a tad under $NZD4000 which really is amazing value. And the best thing of all (which is quite becoming a theme of my posts here) is that it came on a back of a truck with a "crane" on it ... whoo hoo, yes another one!! Here is my picture blog ... or a Plog!

The truck backs up the drive way, good thing we have had quite a dry weather patch and the ground is rock hard.

She squeezes gently to get pass the container ...

... and nuzzles on down the path ...

... through some bushes

It even comes with a complimentary 1/10 scale digger on its roof ;)  ... joking aside however, that digger is actually working on "our" site, cool huh!

The truck driver was a pretty friendly chappy ...

His assistant helps prep the crane ...

Straps are on, we have lift off ...

The shed magically floats like an oversized brown wooden tardis ...
 
Nudging into position ...
A few adjustments later and here is where she rests now ...
It is meant to have a 900mm deck on the long side too, but the guys forgot to bring it with them :(   ... they will have to make a separate trip out another time. I would have liked to get a verandah over the deck which would complete the look, however I didn't want to push the 10m2 "covered area" rule which specifies the maximum area that doesn't require a permit ... ie. A builder told me that you are allowed an uncovered deck as big as you like, but if it has a roof the total area it covers counts to the permitable area. Chances are they are pretty flexible on it, but I didn't want to rock the boat (some neighbours might be fussy about it) - and a removable roof/awning is allowed.

We were initially going to have this ourselves, but the land owner is keen to buy it off us for themselves. We will just order another one when we are ready to move to our new place. Now we start the big job of moving the contents of the container into the shed, we're hoping it will all fit!! Our container will later be shifted to another site in the village.

An aside, it's important to note that you can't plop a 20ft container on your own land for longer than 2 months (in the TDC anyway) otherwise you might get a visit from your local council asking you remove it (usually when a neighbour complains) - if you want it there for longer than 2 months you need to apply for a permit which is around $500ish+. But if you cut the container into two halfs, you don't need a permit as both halfs are now under 10m2 :)  (I actually know somebody who has done this with council approval in Nelson!) ... however I do think these wooden sheds look far better than a steel container cut in half.

That's all for now folks. Until next update ...



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