More Than Just a Weekend Getaway

6 Comments | Aug 26, 2015 |  Building of the Month

Over the past two years, Tuff Shed customer Andrew Clemency has transformed his Pro Tall Barn into his weekend getaway home. For Clemency, the process started with five acres of land and a dream.

Living in Phoenix, Arizona he was familiar with Tuff Shed and our longevity in the Phoenix market (our factory-direct location in Phoenix opened in 1987 and was only the third location for Tuff Shed at the time).

He remembers being impressed that Tuff Shed could accommodate his design and installation needs, especially the large, 18×40 building delivered and installed some 200 miles away in the White Mountains of Southern Arizona.

“I knew I wanted something large and needed it delivered and installed on my property. After looking around at other options, it was an easy choice to get a Tuff Shed,” says Andrew.

After the building was installed on his property, Andrew combined his own efforts along with some contract help to finish the interior in grand fashion. They added interior framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall, etc. with the inside layout of this building’s first floor now featuring a large main room, a full kitchen, dining room, and a bathroom.

The second floor of his barn is just as impressive, with a beautiful spiral staircase leading up to his master bedroom, which Andrew points to with a certain pride.  “It’s beautifully finished,” he says of the space which includes hardwood floors and four overhead skylights.

An increasing number of Tuff Shed customers are taking Andrew’s approach to this project; having Tuff Shed install the exterior building shell, and then adding the interior finish themselves. In fact, this concept was the impetus for Tuff Shed’s Cabin Shell program, which was rolled out in 2014. For Andrew, it meant getting his dream weekend getaway at a much more reasonable price than hiring a custom home builder.

Andrew estimates that he has spent $90,000 on the project to date, including $28,000 he spent on the Tuff Shed exterior building shell. The value in return, he says, is priceless, with frequent family gatherings and time that is well-spent together.  “It so much more than just a weekend getaway,” he says.

And Andrew gives high marks to his experience with Tuff Shed. “If I’ve ever had an issue or question, Tuff Shed has been very supportive,” says Andrew. “All in all, my experience with Tuff Shed has been great.”

6 thoughts on “More Than Just a Weekend Getaway

  1. This is my dream home, and large enough no more than 750 sq. feet. It is my hope I would get to live in the barn like this someday. Before to start building new home barn, where can I get ideas such as floor plans for me to design exactly how I want my barn home to look like both interior and outdoor. Thank you.

    1. Hi Justin,

      When your ready to design the building and get ideas, I suggest you visit the Tuff Shed retail location nearest to you. One of our Sales & Design Consultants will help you build the building of your dreams. For other inspiration, follow us on Pinterest.

    1. Hi Loretta,
      Thanks for your comment. While many customers do take advantage of our rent to own program, not every building is purchased through the program. For pricing on a 24×40 barn garage, we recommend speaking with your local Tuff Shed team. They’ll be able to provide you with a customized estimate that would fit any of the customizations you may be looking for. If you’d like to find the Tuff Shed location nearest you, take a look at our locations page here: Please don’t hesitate to reach out again if you have any other questions!

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