A Garden Shed... On track!
Hi everyone, advice needed for something weird...
Essentialy I want to put up a new garden shed for a small home office and badly needed storage for our ground-floor flat. I'm looking at one a little under 8' x 14'.
The problem is I'm worried the shed will cramp the garden which is fair but isn't enormous. There is however an alley running the the bottom width of our garden, which is about 3-4' wide which is zero used. The land is technically ours, and most of our neibours have reclaimed the land. Unfortunately our immediate and very absent neibour hasn't but we can't reclaim that land as it will block his access.
So my crazy thought was to put the shed on a steel platform on rails that could be slid over the alleyway, when not in use (99%) of the time and then easily rolled foward into the garden when access to the alley is desired.
So my thoughts are...
Has anyone seen or done something like this before? I seem to remember George Bernard Shaw's writing shed was on a turntable to catch the sun....
Does anyone know of any imaginative metal-smiths that could build the platform, track wheels and track?
And any other thoughts and advice, I'm not an engineer or experienced with structures so keen to have your input. I'm wondering what would be the implications of putting a wooden structure on a steel platform.
Feel free to say I'm crazy!
And thanks in advance!