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I'm in the process of building my second kayak in the living room of my apartment, so I understand the close-quarter building process well. The latest is an 18-ft. stripper that needs more space for all the piles of strips, yet the building is going pretty well in the 15'x18' living room. The cedar smelled nice during the stripping stage, but now the place smells like epoxy, so you will have it better in that regard. My guess is that you'll start building, and as you need space you'll start moving stuff (or pitching stuff) to accomodate your kayak-building needs.
Heat will be the problem. Look back a few weeks for posts on heating garages, but don't attempt the start-your-car-let-it-heat-the-garage plan. If I were to be in your situation, I think I would build a temporary 'tent' over the kayak during the epoxy-ing stage and heat it with a small space heater. I'd use 4 or 6-mil polyethylene sheets that can be found at most home-improvement warehouses.
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