The shed was built without plans from all salvaged materials, wood from Skips and building sites, slates and windows from Ealing Freecycle (except the roofing felt) It is clad on 3 sides with welsh roof slates and has 3 stained glass windows. It is about 3.5m square with a full width veranda. The front is clad with floorboards from a victorian house in Acton and there is a 1930s wooden fire surround inside but as yet no fire, but I am working on a design for a wood burning stove made from a Gas Cylinder. The shed is still a work in progress and should be finished during the spring of this year
This is what I would call a proper shed, used primarily to store tools/seeds etc but also somewhere to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or something stronger. The Allotment is a surreal place, surrounded on three sides by residential housing and with Piccadilly line trains gliding between Heathrow and Central London on the south side. The passengers on the trains are probably totally oblivious its existence . You can sit on the porch of the shed and watch foxes prowling around their territory, while the sun sets over the tower of St Mary's church.