After June 30th, I'll be moving into a lovely home nestled into a cul-de-sac. It's a 2 acre lot with a small front yard, but a nice woodsy backyard. This is an awesome upgrade after spending 2 years in a crappy apartment, and those woods will soon be home to a modest workshop. I've checked the law to make sure everything will be legal, and it's all good. As I said though, it's a cul-de-sac. There are neighbors on two sides, and a road behind the woods. My three anvils ring like church bells, so when I build this thing I gotta keep noise in mind. I can't guarantee I'll have time to forge while everyone's off to work, so anything to mitigate the noise will help.
I've seen some interesting designs, from tin sheet metal shacks to cinderblock constructions. Low budget is the way to go, but I have my doubts that tin-roofing walls will do anything for noise. Wood is my next best guess, but there's always the fire hazard. I suppose I should note that I'm using a coal forge, and will be working with large pieces like swords and machetes.
Thanks in advance, folks.