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Tin Beach

  • Sheddie:

    Trudi Lowndes
  • Location:

    garden - Aberdeen
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    • More than £500

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    Shed Features

    My shed is a multipurpose space-studio/craft room/ summerhouse/spare bed/cosy and warm space in the winter/play room

    Other Shed info

    The shed has been re-purposed from an old cabin that my son built 20 years ago. After getting planning permission to build a house, we pulled the cabin down, carried all the wood, tin, doors, windows, insulation to another garden area on our property and over a few months last autumn my husband built a new shed. We had to purchase 4x4 beams for the corners of the shed, some beams for the ceiling and a couple of sheets of plaster board. Apart from that everything was repurposed. The original cabin was built from 20'x8' pallets from a conservatory manufacturer; so they are now on their third life. The cladding on the shed is aluminium from an old caravan my husband demolished and corrugated tin from the original cabin.The insulation on the ceiling is covered with re-purposed coffee sacks, the woodburner was taken out of an old cottage in Penzance. Even the name of the shed is re-purposed - Tin Beach is an anamgram of The Cabin. The shed was supposed to be a She Shed for me (my husband has his own studio) but we both spent most of the winter in it (with the log burner lit it is warmer than our house), it is south facing, a warm, light and cosy garden room. My grandchildren use it as a play room so it is a fun multigenerational space.

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