Exterior view in summer 2021 of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Exterior view Spring 2022 of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Lounge interior of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Chalet at night of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Bedroom double of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Shower room of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Kitchen of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Kitchenette of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Kitchen of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Summer party of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Party time of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Workshop with Tomado shelving of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Bathroom (old sauna) of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire The loo! of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Bathroom (old sauna) of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire Signwriting studio of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire WC adjoining bathroom of shed - 1970's Chalet, Lincolnshire
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1970's Chalet

  • Sheddie:

    Carolyn Puzzovio
  • Location:

    Central Lincoln. - Lincolnshire
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    Shed Features

    The Chalet has a cosy retro feel and definitely a place to relax No

    wifi no TV

    My husband is a professional musician and holds noisy

    band practices in there there are 8 members of the Klezmer Band

    Simcha We have made it available to other musicians as basic

    accommodation when they have been gigging in the area and need a

    bed for the night

    I have a small workshop in part of the building

    and that will be used for my hobby of signwriting Im a graphic

    designer and my ladies Book Group is held in there too The best

    use of the Chalet so far was the Hippie Party our friends reliving

    their youth in July last year great fun We have plans for more

    parties

    Other Shed info

    During lockdown we seized an opportunity to buy part of the neighbour's garden when the property was for sale in 2020. The garden was large, with a kidney-shaped swimming pool and 'sauna cottage' – a Scandinavian 'log cabin' type building with sauna and showers, built c. 1970. We heard there were many wild parties held there in the 1970s!

    We acquired the part of the overgrown garden with the log cabin but not the pool. The cabin was in a poor state, although the structure was sound. With the help of a friend and also professional tradesmen, we spent several months of hard graft restoring the building to its present condition and LOVE the result!

    We stripped out all old wiring and plumbing; the pool boiler room was converted to a kitchen; we installed an infra-red heating system and rewired completely. Removing the sauna involved removing lethal asbestos, too! Renewing and insulating the roof was the hardest part, we now have a steel roof instead of felt and bitumen. We used the new roof for 10 solar panels which now generate much of our electricity for our house as well as the Chalet. The interior was redecorated and we re-used fittings from the sauna benching and old furniture. The interior uses many other 'upcycled' items and budget furnishings to good effect. The best ‘salvage’ item was the collection of old and rusty shelving in the workshop which was almost discarded but then sent to a local powder coating firm instead and restored to new condition. The stunning multi-coloured steel Tomado shelving turned out to be designed in the 1960s by Dutch designer A.D. Dekker and has a display in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam!

    The entire exterior of the building has has 3 coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades, a huge transformation from the dull and depressing dark brown former colour.

    The final job was to completely rebuild the decking around the building with Siberian larch. We think this was how it was originally in the 1970s but had rotted many years ago. It's now a stunning suntrap in the summer.

    The first thing to do when lockdown restrictions were eased was to have a 1970s hippie-themed party – we hope the first of many. It's also a great place for parties and for friends to 'crash' after a night out…

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