After many years of dreaming and many months of lurking about woodworking and woodenboat forums, I decided a couple of years ago that I had to carve out some space for myself to start building. The fact of the matter was that She occupied 98% of the house and garage space, was not supportive of the idea of woodworking or boats, and that our house was a rental. Given those constraints, I was able to negotiate/convince/cajole a "temporary" 8x12 foot piece of Heaven that would occupy the ugliest, most dead part of the back yard:
The plan was to construct something much like those tarp-covered temporary garage structures or like a wood-framed canvas tent or really a small shed with canvas sides/doors. Unfortunately, a bow shed won't fit in such a small space. ;> At the time I owned a circular saw and an electric power drill and was able to throw this together (my design - all construction inadequacies are my choice/limitations; no snow here).
I had to improvise to move the floor frame in by myself:
Untreated art canvas for the walls:
My staggered roof joists (this was all built with deck screws so no toe-nailing for me):