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Can Guests Live in a Storage Shed?

If you don’t have a separate guest room in your home, it can be quite burdensome to have guests visit. While the company is wonderful, people sleeping on your sofa is not. Instead of embarking on new construction or forcing your guests to stay at a hotel, you can always use a shed guest house kit to create your own guesthouse right in your backyard. From a cedar shed cottage to a log cabin to even a kid playhouse, we carry several storage sheds that are pretty much ready to live in—as soon as you take care of the legal aspect.

How to Turn a Storage Shed Into a Guesthouse

We know what you may be wondering: Can guests live in a storage shed? That’s a difficult question, and the answer is that it depends. Before you purchase any storage shed with the end goal of converting it into a shed guest house, you need to check with your local government. They will let you know what type of permits you need to create an onsite guesthouse and what requirements you must meet. Every state and city has different regulations, so it is crucial you check into them before building your shed guest house kit.

Once you have been given the go-ahead by the authorities, you will probably have to set up electricity and insulation at the very least. If you have the budget, plumbing would also be nice, but as long as the guests are allowed to use your home as a restroom, you should still be able to get the proper permitting. Since many of our storage sheds already include doors and windows, all that is left is adding the furnishings and décor.

Benefits of Having a Shed Guest House

As mentioned, the biggest benefit to having a guesthouse is that you don’t have to worry about your guests setting up shop in your living room. In addition to that wonderful aspect, building a shed guest house is much more affordable than adding on to your home—or covering the hotel costs for every guest that stays with you. Not only that, but when you create a guesthouse out of a storage shed, it is portable. When you move, you can easily take it with you.

So to answer your question, “Can guests live in a storage shed?” The answer is yes, as long as you follow the appropriate steps. Creating a shed guest house can be the solution you have been searching for to give your guests somewhere to sleep that doesn’t encroach on your own living space. To learn more about storage shed options that are suitable to become a shed guest house, contact us now . Before you know it, your calendar will be booked and you will be enjoying wondering moments with your loved ones. 

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