I hear you PaiN - I've been having the same struggles for a long time and it took a lot of research and compromising before settling on this particular solution which will end up costing under $6k by the time I finish building a loft and adding some lighting. I finished the ramp yesterday and the pavers only cost $34...if you're willing to do some of the sweat it really helps with the cost. And maybe you don't need as large as mine is (12x20) or the gambrel roof, which also cost more, so yours could be significantly less. For anyone interested, the name of my contractor, based out of NJ, who stick-built the job on-site in 3 days, is Hammerhead Construction LLC. https://www.facebook.com/shedsandmore/ The owner Keith was very responsive to all my inquiries and had the best prices and the best direct-rapport. When I finally got to meet him in person he turned out to be a very cool, knowledgeable, honorable, friendly and HARD WORKING professional and family man. I was glad to be able to support him and if anyone here is considering a shed I highly suggest looking him up. He'll build as plain or as fancy as you want and tell you honestly what is possible within your budget. I'll post more about the shed on a VicWraps thread as it gets developed...hope to finish the loft this week and paint the interior to a fresh clean white. We now return to our regular program PaiN's Rides!