Do you want to protect your quad from bad weather and dust but don’t have a garage? If yes, you should check out these 9 creative ATV shed ideas that you can make in your own backyard. With just a few tools and a dash of creativity, you can make your own ATV storage shed that will last you a lifetime!
There are many ways you can protect your ATV during the winter months, but a DIY shed is probably the most inexpensive, and effective method out there. On top of that, the builder has full control over the customization pieces on their shed, such as a garage door or different storage spaces. Since a shed can be used to store a variety of other items as well, many ATV owners choose it as their preferred method of storage. I put together a list of the best ATV shed ideas on the internet, based on the quality of design, stability, and ingenuity.
Don’t forget to check out the last part of this article to find out my honest opinion about how worth it is to build your own shed!
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ATV Shed Ideas
If you have some unused space in your backyard and your ATV needs a new home, this will be the perfect project for you! Not to mention that compared to store-bought sheds, with a DIY shed you can customize your storage options as you please. Go grab the nearest toolbox with some essential items such as a hammer, a screwdriver, and a drill, and get to work on these great designs! It is hard for me to choose a favorite, so I’ll let you decide which one works best for you.
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Open ATV Shed Ideas
If you live in a warmer climate or you want to use your shed as a covered terrace as well, then an open shed will be the perfect choice for you.
Closed ATV Shed Ideas
If you live in a state like Minnesota or Maine, then your winters will not be as gentle on your ATV as California, for example. I recommend you create a closed shed and add proper ventilation to keep your 4 wheeler protected. Here are some of my favorite closed ATV shed ideas:
This is actually a bike shed design, but I think it could easily be adapted to your ATV’s measurements.
Is Building Your Own Shed Worth It?
This depends on the kind of person you are and your priorities. If you enjoy building stuff around the house, then making your own shed from scratch will most likely be a relaxing activity for you. Considering that if you make a simple design you only need a few tools to get to work, I think it’s worth it.
This idea is also great for people looking to save a little bit of money for other ATV accessories such as a snowplow or an ATV rack. Building your own shed can be quite inexpensive compared to buying one that is already assembled. Whether you prefer getting a shed building kit online or you’d rather all the materials yourself, this will still be the cheaper option.
If you decide you don’t have enough time on your hands and budget is not a big issue for you, then you can just buy a brand new ATV shed and call it a day.
For people that are neither handy nor have a big budget on their hands, I would recommend a tarp ATV shed. The price for a tarp covered shed varies from $80 to $150, so the investment for one of these is not as large as other storage options.
If you want to learn 5 other creative ways to store your ATV for the winter, check out this article I wrote with complete details including price. I also included a complete winterizing guide so that you can keep your quad in peak condition even when it’s not used.