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    How would you permit this?

    I think this rascal should be permitted as an accessory building and have to meet codes and setbacks. Any comments?

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    Re: How would you permit this?

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    I think this rascal should be permitted as an accessory building and have to meet codes and setbacks. Any comments?
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    That's one helluva deer stand.

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    those benches and planters clash with the bball court...BIG TIME
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    OK, seriously...
    I would call that an accessory building. Does it meet side/rear setbacks? Do you have a prohibition on accessory buildings taller than the primary structure?

    Ironically, I designed something similar for a vacation property (rural - 40+ acres).

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    How old is that building? It looks like it was once a fort tower.

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    Accessory buildings in the town where I work are limited to a maximum height of 15'. Any more, and you're looking at something with a second floor that could be converted to an apartment, Accessory dwelling units are considered ideal by new urbanists, but they're a potential health hazard when you're in a town that doesn't have a sanitary sewer system.
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    The House in the Clouds

    I was channel surfing and I saw a program on the "House in the Clouds" somewhere in England. It appeared to be about seven stories with the footprint of a normal house. I believe it may have been a water tower before being converted to residential use. Journeymouse any ideas on this example of English ingenuity?

    Just found this:http://www.heritage.co.uk/follies/ffsu18.html

    The original photo in this thread is of a children's playhouse in St. Joseph, Missouri. Not quite the same scale though as the House in the Clouds.


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    What is its use?

    In our code, childrens play structures are exempt from accessory structure requirements. But buddy, store your lawn mower in there and we're coming after ya!

    We also have solar access provisions which would preclude that height so close to the property line.

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    Re: The House in the Clouds

    I've never seen or heard of it before, but after a quick check: yes, it has been a water tower that was no longer necessary and converted (in 1923-ish).

    Somewhere, I'm not sure where, there is a web-site for a british company that builds tree houses, for kids and/or adults. You can actually live in some of them and I think I just discovered another life ambition... ( i want one, dammit!)
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