Since the floor space of the entrance of the barn is lower as the rest of the floor space, this space already takes about one fifth of the barn overall space. The office space was built in the opposite side of the barn which made the space very cramped. We only used the space as storage and for the washing machine. A workbench was also in there but this usually was stacked with tools and projects. Also the sealing was made at an angle because of the very high window, so we could not use the space above. Further more, we had put the caravan in the barn a few times and with the office space it was a very tight fit. We could barely fit trough between caravan and office wall and on the other side the barn door could just close with a few cm of space to the drawbar of the caravan.
We finally got a clear picture in our heads of what we would like to do with the space and decided to tear this office space down.
We used a full day to clear the space inside and all around and cramped all the tools, supplies and everything else that was in and around there every where in the barn. Some things are hard to reach no, but it is only temporary.
We started with taking out the windows and doors.
We could reach the first corner with our tractor and used it to tear down as much as possible.
My husband did the rest of the walls with a sledge hammer.
It was very convenient to have the tractor with its bucket to clear out the rubble.
Above the small space the sealing was screwed apart first, so the bigger part of the sealing could be pulled down. Working on the floor is more convenient then up high. Of course we save the rafters for reuse.
The kid’s are unstoppable in helping. They do understand danger and listen very well as to when they can come to help and when they have to go outside.
On our property is a big pile of rubble and some other things, we do not know what is underneath the rubble we can see, where we added the rubble of the office space.
And then the space is cleared and the starting material for the space we want to built is already inside to dry before the building starts.