I have a semi-permanent setup (tripier + scope under a telegizmo in my patio area) so I can keep my gear set up for weeks at a time.
Though I have a bit of yard, most of it has citrus trees so the open patio has been pretty much my only option.
BUT, it limits me to scopes and mounts that I can move when needed (< 40lbs or so per piece) since sometimes we use the patio area as an actual patio (go figure).
I was thinking about putting on some sort of dome or platform on my garage roof. Probably would not be great for resale but I think I may be here for long enough that I'd be ok to eat the cost.
I don't think I would need great access to it (e.g. honestly a ladder would be fine) so I don't think I would need to do much inside the garage.
Anyone do this sort of thing? What did you do? How did it go? Pictures?