The shed came about when my old curtain workshop was returned to me after over 10 years as a carpenters wood store, so it feels like it’s come home. . We needed a retreat as my son has complex special needs and staying away from home is difficult so wanted a place that felt a million miles away but was just at the end of the garden. My daughter needed somewhere for sleepovers with friends and we just use it as another room when we want to sit quietly and read or watch the birds. It sleeps 4 people easily, it has a little stove that we had from when we lived in a tent for 5 months over winter. It’s very warm and cosy,. We have allowed a gap underneath for wildlife to live and harvest water from the roof. It’s situated at the end of an award winning garden (gardeners world garden of the year judges choice 2022 I’m very proud of that!) under a willow tree.. it’s only a council house but we must all aim high!
It’s corrugated iron 10’ x 20’ My bf and I decided to rebuild and do it up ourselves using reclaimed, recycled, skip dipped, scrounged, gifted, begged and borrowed as free as possible. In the end we only bought new tin for the roof, reclaimed scaffold boards for the floor, insulation, guttering and fixingsEverything in it is salvaged and a free as possible too, our friends and neighbours gave us unwanted materials and we put everything to use. We googled how to do things then went forward each step of the way and are proud to say we did it 100% by ourselves. The wood inside was very kindly given to us by a friend who builds timber frames.we’ve cracked to condensation issues we thought would be a problem but just hadn’t happened! The insulation, stove and airflow is the perfect combination!