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Only thing is, is it may require permit based on city building regulations for home/town expansion.

Because of people building "sheds" in backyards and moving people in, etc. etc. "Just build a shed" is something a lot of county's, cities, and even state legislature are looking into.

That said, technically, if it does not have a concrete/cement foundation, it's not a permanent structure. And as long as it's not connected to the house, (in my area it's within 5 feet of the house) it's not an extension.

reason behing why it's an issue, is because by law, a house can only be sized to the lot it's planted on. (which is determined by the city, and affirmed by the state legislature) For example if your lot is zoned as a R27, then your house can be no larger than 1200 square feet. Building a permanent foundation and attatching to the house, it being permanent foundation, makes it a permanent structure, which 9 out of 10 times depending on distance to the house, can be counted as added square feet to the house itself.

So you can make a 1200 square foot home legally 1300 square foot home just by building a 10 X 10 foot shed. Which legally puts you 100 feet larger than your lot is legally able to have. It's why if people lose property, and their house burns down, the new house built will be smaller than the last, simply because the lot isn't large enough to legally allow the same size of house.

That's why it's always best to consult the city/county/state/home owners to ensure a project is fine prior to building.

That said, good job on the shed. It's looking good so far.
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