Studio Move - Part 1
If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I am in the process of moving studio! 2023 means i'll be saying goodbye to my current trusted but (dark and a bit dingey) studio space.
The shipping container came around as a passing thought more than anything. I have very much outgrown my space this year and it was time to look at new options.
With a cost of living crisis, high street rates still at a high and, not to mention electricity rates squeezing small business owners, I had to think about viable options. I had viewed some high street shops that were available for rent but that was quickly knocked out of the running.
All of the spaces viewed required a substantial amount of money spending on them in order to modernise and create a layout that would work for me.
An old Dale Farm shipping container was available through a friend of the family so around autumn time I decided to take a look. It was a cold, wet day which didn't help but the container itself was huge. 45 foot long in fact!
It was dark and rusty, not the most attractive to say the least but it was BIG. I had to go away and think it over. It would be a mammoth task to not only decide where it would be located but to also get the groundwork done and plumbing/electrics. It was starting from scratch that's for sure.
A few weeks had passed and I decided to go for it.
Fast forward to the beginning of December, the location was set and so my dad had the green light to start digging!
I have been able to save quite a lot of money on the groundwork due to my dad having his own digger. Even though he's retired now he still loves a project! Incredibly lucky on my part.