Weird Wiltshire HQ is my amazing new shed and a real multi-purpose space. It was built for me as a place to work from (I'm the writer of the Weird Wiltshire blog and a copywriter) because, after seven years stuffed in the corner of the noisy living room of our rather small family home, it was becoming impossible to work there. We haven't got money to move or do any major renovations to our house, despite our best efforts, so it was decided an all-singing, all-dancing shed in the garden would best solve the problem.
My very awesome partner Nick built it for me. It turns out he is a talented builder! It's a lovely space (and just within size so it didn't require any planning permission). It's super insulated so we can keep heating costs down and our use of energy lower. It's mainly made from wood but we invested in a lot of good quality insulation. We splashed out on decent double-glazed windows and doors as we want the shed to be usable all year round. I'll be honest, it's far warmer than our house!
Not only is it a beautiful airy and light workspace for me, but it also doubles as a spare bedroom for any visitors and it's nice to offer them their own room rather than an airbed in the living room! hill-It's not just used by me as it works so well as a chill out zone to listen to music or watch a film and a peaceful place for a yoga session. It is by far the best part of our property and used every single day!
I am eternally grateful for my shed. Nick, the builder of Weird Wiltshire HQ, totally deserves recognition for his hard work and great levels of craftsmanship. And this is why I am entering Shed of the Year 2023. It would boost his confidence no end to find out his shed has won AND might go just a little way to thanking him for his very hard work in all weathers, completed over the course of a year at weekends.