Originally Posted by Meeks
I've searched and cruised all the Air Forum threads, as well as other websites/forums, I could find showing and speaking about garages/barns in which to store an Airstream. Many of the threads were from a while back.
I am prepping for a meeting with our builder regarding a structure to cover our Airstream and tow vehicle.
I am able to build custom on our country property and want to have a structure that goes nicely with our house so will not be going a pre-fab route.
Want to post your photo for us all?! Want to give me advice?
What's your house going to look like? The looks of your garage are going to be a matter of preference. i had a freind with a saw mill custom cut all my wood for an old look. When I built my barn, some of the things I insisted on having were:
-2x6 walls (and accompanying R19 insulation, thus I never winterize my camper)
-double pane windows
-10 foot doors, 12 foot ceilings, high lift garage door tracks
-photocell lighting on outside Texaco signs and porches that comes on at night
-Motion sensor lighting out back
-drive through doors as someone else mentioned
-overhangs for storage, front porch for displaying antiques, hanging out, washing a car, parking cars, unique look and to minimize sun exposure to building and interior walls. (the inside is like a basement in the summer even without the A/C running)
-30 amp inside electric for camper
-carefully planned electrical outlets
-pre lay out plumbing for bathroom (under slab) (don't forget shower drain)
-run an accessible extra large piece of conduit under slab to bring in additional electrical or cable later as needed
-wire it with Ethernet from house (I failed to do this). Now I have to run a WiFi repeater up there.
I hope this helps.
You can view my shared photo stream on the web:
Barn pics May 2013