I recently read an article on the lighter side of real estate website where they ‘introduce’ the idea of ‘She Sheds’ – the women’s answer to the Man Caves we sell. I couldn’t help but laugh at this as we had written an article about this a year ago in a blog post called ‘The rise of the Woman Cave’. The article does not go into great detail regarding them but rather shows some stunning images of peoples she sheds (and we will admit they are awesome!)
With this in mind, and inspiration from the current Shed of the Year competition, we thought we would create a blog that simply shows you the stunning creations that women have in their garden. We will show you cabins used for work, play and everything in-between. Which ones is your favourite?
A crafters paradise
A lick of paint, some IKEA furniture and a stunning colour scheme is all it took to create Sharon Longs Log Cabin. The beautiful room offers her a spacious, light and airy environment free from the noise and distractions commonly found in the house and concentrate on creating her arts and crafts.
Retreat from the technology
Samantha Watkins corner cabin is the perfect place to retreat at the end of a long week. Be it alone or with family and friends. Decorated in a simplistically beautiful way; the corner cabin allows Samantha, along with her friends and family, to spend some quality time together away from the distractions of modern day living
A cheeky glass of wine
The worst part of going for a quiet drink with your friends is the constant interruption from people looking to ‘pull’. Vicky Moore used her Log Cabin to build ‘The Winchester Tavern’; a bar that stocks only her favourite drinks, plays only her favourite music and rarely, if ever, plays sports. This stunning Cabin has everything you need for a night in with the girls. The best part about it? You don’t have to get dressed up if you don’t want to.
A holiday on your doorstep
At least 3 or 4 times a day I dream of escaping to somewhere far away. A place where I can forget about my work, my chores and my responsibilities and simply sit (preferably with a book). Denise Lauchlan has created a retreat that you could be forgiven as being a holiday home. Between the deep blue treatment, chairs you could sink into and romantic lighting for when the light starts to fade.
All work and no play
Unfortunately it can’t be all fun, all the time. However, we can create an environment where Mondays will become a little less blue. Donna Salt purchased a Log Cabin which sits behind her house. It acts as the perfect office for her beauty salon business. You can see why Donna, and her friends, are happy to step inside.