Original Workshop Space
I currently have my workshop in the second level of the main barn. However, that space is very large and difficult to heat in the winter, it is somewhat dark, and the bats tend to leave droppings everywhere (I don't want them on my tools!).
I realized that I could move the workbench, tools, etc. into the second level of the milk shed. It is unused space, it is much smaller (I can heat with a simple kerosene heater), and there is no evidence of bats! I spent a lot of time last year cleaning up this space, fixing the flooring and the windows.
Space in Upper Level of Milkshed
I'll tackle this after I get the stairway to the lower level of the milk shed opened. It has been nailed closed. The stairs look to be in good shape. Hopefully I won't find any 'problems' in the stairway. It should only take a few hours to move the workbench and tools into the milk shed. Luckily, there is a doorway / access from the top floor of the barn to the milk shed. This is a good task as the colder weather moves in. I'll have to get the wiring fixed. It is a much brighter space, so it should be good for the workshop.