Research from Dunster House suggests that keeping sheds as storage areas is no longer the most popular way of using them – more than half of the people surveyed said they use their shed as a dedicated hobby space or relaxing hideaway.” – Shedworking Read more about Sheds more popular for working in than storage says poll.
Over the last few years – and especially since the start of the property crisis and financial downturn – the idea that we can be just as happy living in a (much) smaller home has been gaining ground in the USA and there is now growing acceptance of the values of the tiny house movement. …
Fitting neatly in to many gardens it offers enough space to be practical for a large number of uses. Despite it’s ample size in many cases we may even be able to install a Glide Pod in your garden without the need for planning permission. In addition to the quality features of our other smaller …
Internally there is adequate space for a desk, storage and shelving, which can even be built into the pod. A full height window, glazed door and additional desk height window can be positioned to make the best use of the available natural light and underfloor heating along with recessed spotlights comes as standard. Despite the …
Kent talks with Kirsten from Fair Companies. “Kent Griswold runs the excellent Tiny House Blog and talks here about why he started it and the rise of the Tiny House movement, very much a first cousin of shedworking. Well worth a watch.” Read more at Shedworking: Kent Griswold on the Tiny House movement (video).
Just to give you a peek inside the shed craze in the UK… the BBC recently covered the popularity of shedworking in a recent broadcast. Shedworking on BBC Breakfast
If you are planning a holiday in the UK and prefer a simpler lifestyle, you might want to check out the vacation rentals Canopy & Stars offers. There are quite a wide variety of tiny spaces available like shepherd huts, domes, and tents. I first spotted this on Shedworking. Canopy & Stars
Taylors Garden Buildings builds these shepherd’s huts customized to each buyer’s needs. This one measures 12′ by 8′ but they can be made as large as 22′ by 12′. They are available in the UK. Shepherds Hut
Decorated Shed, in the UK, offers a wide selection of garden offices and cabins. Pictured here is a little garden office that’s about 130 square feet. I first saw this on Shedworking. Decorated Shed on Shedworking
The most recent Radio Shedworking podcast focuses on the viability, benefits, and challenges of alternative workspaces like backyard garden offices. Radio Shedworking
Secrets of Shed Building is running their third design competition, this time for a shed with exterior space they are calling a Porch Shed. Entries close on May 15, 2010. For complete details and competition rules see the Secrets of Shed Building website. Porch Shed Competition
These amazing little buildings were created by students of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and if you’re ever in the area of Taliesin West you can take the Desert Shelter Tour and get a close-up look. I first saw this on Shedworking. Taliesin Shelters