Author Topic: When renting storage space for your crap is not good enough  (Read 3157 times)

my2c+61

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What must one do when you have to much crap.

Lets drop $250k to buy some where to store it.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/property/downsizers-dig-man-caves-in-australias-industrial-heartland-20170615-gwrl2n.html

TaraB

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Re: When renting storage space for your crap is not good enough
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 11:33:48 AM »
*jaw drop at those who need it*
*thinks it's a brilliant business idea*
I'm so conflicted!

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Re: When renting storage space for your crap is not good enough
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 11:35:49 AM »
I've met a few owners of very high end motorhomes and custom bus conversions that have done something similar in the US. They spend a couple of hundred grand to buy a  smaller industrial warehouse building. Then fit it out with a bath, kitchen, lounge area and workshop.  The space is also fully conditioned with HVAC and a significant security system. They then keep the "bus" in their private bus garage when it's not on the road.

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Re: When renting storage space for your crap is not good enough
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 05:25:16 PM »
I've met a few owners of very high end motorhomes and custom bus conversions that have done something similar in the US. They spend a couple of hundred grand to buy a  smaller industrial warehouse building. Then fit it out with a bath, kitchen, lounge area and workshop.  The space is also fully conditioned with HVAC and a significant security system. They then keep the "bus" in their private bus garage when it's not on the road.

A have a friend who did this, but it was to store his 8 Cadillacs, Chevy panel truck and rooms full of memorabilia. The building probably didn't cost anywhere near $250K, but I'm sure the cars are worth close to half a mil. But he's FIRE'd and has the money so why not? I want to eventually buy his 1966 ElDorado convertible. That was the Last year for a rear wheel drive ElDorado, and by extension the last year for a RWD ElDorado convertible.

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Re: When renting storage space for your crap is not good enough
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 07:26:01 AM »
Spending $250,000 on external storage to make a $1,400,000 condo more livable seems smart to me.

But NOT mustachian.