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has anyone got a carport?

(25 Posts)
ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 23-Jun-11 22:11:33

Did you inherit it?

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 23-Jun-11 22:12:05

Feck, should have been in Caht.

Sorry.

LadyThumb Thu 23-Jun-11 22:12:45

No, it cost me a bloody fortune!

poppyknot Thu 23-Jun-11 22:15:07

DH would love to have a carport. There are not so many up here in Scotland. He notices these things grin

CarrieOakey Thu 23-Jun-11 22:15:55

We had one when we lived abroad and yes we inherited it.

AuntiePickleBottom Thu 23-Jun-11 22:17:05

off to google carport

Hassled Thu 23-Jun-11 22:17:59

Woman across the road tells me she has a carport. It looks suspiciously like a garage to me.

AuntiePickleBottom Thu 23-Jun-11 22:19:05

i like the look of them, i have a terreced house not no way of having a garage but this could be put over a drive (when we get around to putting in the planning permission)

MrsRhettButler Thu 23-Jun-11 22:20:13

Have I got a what?

CroissantNeuf Thu 23-Jun-11 22:20:14

They were a must-have in the 70s but seem to be quite rare now.

TheArmadillo Thu 23-Jun-11 22:20:51

we rent

the house has a carport and two completely seperate garages (at the opposite side of the house to the carport).

we're not sure why.

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 23-Jun-11 22:28:09

I've heard it's the new FromRoadSignal that the house belongs to swingers.

CroissantNeuf Thu 23-Jun-11 22:30:34

Do you reckon they were signs of Swingers back in the 70s too?

I'm sure the houses with car ports in the street I grew up in also had pampas grass in the front gardens

Jonnyfan Thu 23-Jun-11 22:33:03

I think they've gone out of fashion.
Used to have one...

cantpooinpeace Thu 23-Jun-11 22:33:17

lol @ Mrs

Choufleur Thu 23-Jun-11 22:35:01

We had a carport when I was growing up. And pampas grass!

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 23-Jun-11 22:37:05

Oh Choufleur, are you revisiting all those hazy childhood memories?

wink

3Questionmarks Thu 23-Jun-11 22:39:23

aaaah, so this would be a carport. <nostalgia> A car gazebo. A bit...useless?

Choufleur Thu 23-Jun-11 22:50:05

not useless. great for playing under when it rains. or for hitting a tennis ball endlessly against the wall after being told to "go out and play" by parents.

<<snuggles down in warm, hazy, pink glow of childhood memories>>

3Questionmarks Thu 23-Jun-11 22:53:31

I stand corrected. That is a good game

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 23-Jun-11 23:01:29

Just like a chiffing great umbrella, with salacious overtones.

NormanTheForeman Thu 23-Jun-11 23:05:46

No, but the people across the road used to have one (in the 70s). Apparently it's better for your car to be under a car port than in a garage - because it protects it from the worst of the rain, but allows air to circulate so your car dries off quicker and is lesslikely to rust......

emmanumber3 Thu 23-Jun-11 23:09:32

I have carport envy. I do not have a carport - just a plain old driveway, as does my neighbour. The two houses behind us are identical in most ways but they both have carports over their drives. They are newish houses - why would the builders do that? Build two with carports & two without? To be fair though, I only want one to keep my recycling bins dry hmm.

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 23-Jun-11 23:20:20

Lot of justification there Norm.

wink wink [nudge] [nidge]

DialsMavis Thu 23-Jun-11 23:21:42

We have one (inherited). It sits at the top of our drive that is at least a foot too narrow to fit even a small car onto/up confused hmm. It is an excellent out of back door dumping ground and clothes drying area though. It was also a fabulous outdoor/indoor smoking area at our party a couple of years ago.

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