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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #21
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I rent a pole barn from this old guy I know since my garage at my cabin is small and I enjoy working on projects. All I rented was a 30x40 non insulated barn with a stove pipe installed in roof that was empty and he plows up to it in the winter. I added my own wood stove, my own tools and tool boxes and added a electric door opener for conveince all things that will be going with me when I leave. Only way I would rent out a barn I own is the same way you rent any space or house, its cleaned up when they leave to get deposit back and its only their shit and tools in their space and they cant get to your side and borrow stuff exactly how mine is set up except I have the whole barn not part of it.

with that said I cant wait to get my own INSULATED barn at my own house very soon. Renting sucks.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #22
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ask bigbchevy how this worked out for him
my thoghts also thats why a turned a 6 car shop in to a two car shop
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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #23
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I rent my place out for $68.50/hr but I do all the work and supply my own tools.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #24
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Wasn't there a movie based on this premise.. Caroline or something like that?
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Old March 7th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #25
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Former co-worker was running something like this in Windsor to supplement his drag race hobby. It seemed to work for him at the time. I don't know if it still is.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #26
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I hope you have a lot of patience. You will one day run across "that guy" that comes and screws up all of your equipment, stays too long, and offers to pay you in paintball equipment and used stereo equipment of questionable origin.

My old work place used to allow people to use the hoists after work and on weekends until "that guy" came along and turned an over the weekend trans swap into a multiple week affair that shut down a hoist and pissed off the shop manager to the point that he shut it down for all.
I hear they usually wear thongs, too.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #27
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Haven't you seen Christine? If you have a place were people fix their own cars, you will be killed by a plymouth fury.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #28
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Wasn't there a movie based on this premise.. Caroline or something like that?
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Haven't you seen Christine? If you have a place were people fix their own cars, you will be killed by a plymouth fury.
That's the movie I was thinking of.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #29
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I split renting a house with 4 other people. Me, 2 guys I work with, my old lady and one of the guys girlfriend too. It works beautifully. We have a deal where I get to use the small detached 2 car garage for whatever I want, as long as I keep up on the yard work. Like someone else said, renting sucks. Everything I have done to this place is being done with the thought in mind that it is not permenant and will be coming with me when I leave.

I just know how I take care of things and also how I can be a mess when I'm banging away on a job...but when I leave tools out and a mess, I feel like shit. A lot of people don't.

I have thought about this though a lot. Young people nowadays I think have it rough if you are in a renting/apartment type living situation with no place to work on their junk. I have honestly thought about buying a building and outfitting it out with "rentable bays" for hobbyists. They could be as simple as a typical storage type unit on up to rentable areas with full air, welders, hoist, etc. It would be 1, 3, 6 and 12 month leases with secure on site storage available. I honestly think it could be a good idea.

Statistics nowadays are showing more and more of the population will be renting and living "simpler" and "downsizing". This doesnt neccesarily mean guys and gals will give up on wanting to spin wrenches though. It's just going to be different in the future I think.

I'd look into it man, but like ppl have said, get contracts set up. Insurance, both property and liability. Make the business legit. I mean, you have to give Obama his cut, right.....since you didn't make that!
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Old March 8th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #30
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That's the movie I was thinking of.
It's a Stephen King movie I do believe. In the 50's-80's a lot of salvage yards/Junkyards, Had pick-a-part and fix-a-car area's. The one in Christine is similar. I haven't seen a facility like this for a long time, I always thought it might be a neat idea. Problem is people aren't near as respectful of peoples property as they used to be and everybody has a lawyer.
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