Inspiring & Exotic Moroccan-Inspired Sheds

Not sure if it’s the first bit of sun we have had in the UK the past week (now rain) but some lovely Moroccan-Inspired Sheds have been added to readersheds for Shed of the year 2014.

I love a bit of Moorish architecture and these lot really push the boat out with their interiors – if you have done up your shed in this sort of style then why not Share it.

MOROCCAN RIAD

Moroccan Riad - Shirley Griffiths
Shirley Griffiths
Garden

CABIN/SUMMERHOUSE

MY CARIBBEAN MOROCCAN RETREAT

My Caribbean Moroccan  Retreat - Alison  Kynaston -Jones
Alison Kynaston -Jones
Garden

THE MAJLIS (OR ARABIC MEETING PLACE)

The Majlis (or Arabic meeting place) - Val Lewis
Val Lewis
Garden

UNIQUE

 

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15 Tongue-in-cheek sheds that may have come out of a carry on film

We love sheds we adore quirky sheds and really rate those eccentric sheddies – but it must be the British sense of humor – that comes up with the funny, sometimes a bit rude or just downright odd names for their back garden retreats.

Here are some of my favorite sheds with those sorts of names – it’s not surprising that a lot of them are Pub sheds –  why not post your favourites in the comments.

BAR STAR D

Bar Star D - warren
warren
garden

 

BIG KEV’S PIPE-PUFFING PALACE

Big Kev's Pipe-puffing Palace - Kevin Davies
Kevin Davies
Lean-to on driveway

 

THE COCK INN

The Cock Inn - Gary
Gary
Garden

THE EFFINN SHED

The Effinn Shed - Matt Walker
Matt Walker
Back of the garden

 

THE STAGGER INN

The stagger inn  - Stefan canning
Stefan canning
Garden leeds

DIRTYBOBBY’S LOVE CABIN

Dirtybobby's Love Cabin - Dirty Bobby
Dirty Bobby
Garden

HANGING BUMSTEAD RAILWAY STATION

Hanging Bumstead Railway Station - Grancher
Grancher
garden

BOSTIN BETTY

Bostin Betty - Paula
Paula
Landlocked in Birmingham

RETURN OF THE SHEDI

Return of the Shedi  - Shedi Master
Shedi Master
Malmesbury, Wiltshire

THE 19TH HOLE

The 19th Hole - Graham Hindle
Graham Hindle
Nettleham Lincoln

THE WAHEY LOFT

The Wahey Loft - Richard Margetts
Richard Margetts
Garden, Bucks

THE O;JAYSUS

the o;jaysus - tom
tom
ireland

DAWN’S DEN

Dawn's Den - Dawn
Dawn
Wirral

MAGIC MUSHROOM

Magic Mushroom - LEWIS TURNER
LEWIS TURNER
DORDON TAMWORTH

JABBA THE HUT

Jabba the Hut - Gilli & Dick
Gilli & Dick
back garden- Dorset

 

Bonus ones that are odd enough

‘SHEDONISM’ – MY OTHER SHED’S A PORCH!

'Shedonism' - My other shed's a Porch! - John and Carole
John and Carole
Bexhill-on-Sea

SHEDWOOD WOODWOOD

Shedwood Woodwood - Mark Pedley
Mark Pedley
Huddersfield

 

Hopefully this shed builder is not in the dog house

I love the crazy but creative sheds that you lot build – this one has just been entered into Shed of the year 2014 – and it’s a thing of beauty – and the dog is so lucky!

JAKE’S CAMOMILE HOUSE

 

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any other sheddies built amazing structures for their pets – then let me know.

11 sheds that make you wish it was Summer – you have to check them out sheddies!

We love all sorts of sheds here – but sometimes with these winter blues it’s nice to think ahead to the “Warm” Summer months in the UK –

ok maybe it will be puring down –  but here are some sheds that bring that Summer feeling – so sit back open your third bottle of peapod gin and relax.

 

DA PEERIE HOOSE

Da Peerie Hoose - Beth Gerrard
Beth Gerrard
On the croft, Shetland

EVENING SHED

Evening Shed - Valerie Wood
Valerie Wood
Sutton surrey

THE BEACH HUT

The Beach Hut - Darius G Laws
Darius G Laws
in the garden of a terrace house in central Colchester

RUSSIAN SUMMERHOUSE

Russian Summerhouse - John Hardisty
John Hardisty
Newcastle upon Tyne

THE BEAT HUT

The Beat Hut - Mitchell Pay
Mitchell Pay

THE WASHERY

The Washery - Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
Country Garden

BOSTIN BETTY

Bostin Betty - Paula
Paula
Landlocked in Birmingham

SCALLOPERS SHELTER

Scallopers Shelter - Arty Crafty
Arty Crafty
Fisherman’s Green Kirkcudbright

THE RUM SHACK

The Rum Shack - Simon Tarabella
Simon Tarabella
Garden, Gosport

CHESIL VIEW

Chesil View - Mrs Penny Knapman
Mrs Penny Knapman
Back garden

JAZZY LILY

Jazzy Lily - Pauline
Pauline
Aylesbury Bucks

What to buy that sheddie who says humbug this Christmas

Iam not a massive fan of the yuletime – but I do like to get at least one present (Normally Beer Socks)

but Iam sure you sheddies out there would love these experiences from wish.co.uk – or just do one of their award winning Zombie things

Bespoke Cricket Bat Experience

 

Try a Tiger Moth

If you purchase any of these gifts then readersheds get a small percentage of the sale – maybe enough for a pint of homebrew.

$200 for an eco shed with a dome – you bet your shed

All been quite on the shed front for a while – but then this one was added to readersheds and it inspired me to post this blog – and I think it would even inspire new shed of the year judge George Clarke.

Earthen Tiny Home Dome built by Jeffrey its been around a while but nice of him to share it on readersheds.

Earthen Tiny Home Dome

The shed was made from reclaimed materials, timber milled on site, and mud.

The total cost for the build was roughly $200.

The geodesic dome is constructed from pallet wood with a 5 sided cedar shingle roof added on top.

The dome surface was created by wrapping green vine maple, harvested from the forest, around the outside to create a lathe. Then an earth/lime plaster was applied. The inside of the dome was first covered with reclaimed peg board, and then earthen plastered.

Eco shed

The dome is insulated with a mixture of reclaimed rigid foam, sheep wool & ‘slip chip’ (which is a mixture of wood shavings and clay slip)

You can view more photos on the shed page.

Fashion designers Eley Kishimoto want to love & brighten up your shed

The husband and wife duo behind the fashion house, Eley Kishimoto, have taken time out of their busy schedule to brighten up Britain’s gardens with Cuprinol’s new range of garden paint

Shed of the Year sponsors, Cuprinol, scoured the nation to find the UK’s oldest and most dilapidated shed and commissioned the fashion duo to renovate it by adding their style along with some colour.

After finding more than one shed that could do with a make-over, Cuprinol is now opening a nationwide competition searching for the shed most in need of love, giving the winning shed a total transformation by Eley Kishimoto. The dynamic duo will redesign the nations saddest shed using Cuprinol’s colourful garden shades range and turn it into something they believe to be the ultimate garden sanctuary.

The bespoke shed took Eley Kishimoto three months to create from design stage to completion and can now be dubbed the UK’s most fashionable shed after being given a new lease of life.

Mark Eley of Eley Kishimoto said, “I spent many days of my childhood in my grandfathers shed. A shed is a real British institution and it was great to bring in our team to put our own specialised print on this sad shed and add some personality and colour. Our pattern combined with some of the new colours in the Cuprinol Garden Shades range makes for a perfect fashionable shed”

The Posy Ivy print, which covers this shed, was originally designed by Eley Kishimoto for their Spring Summer 2012 Collection.

Kate Wilson was given the shed by a 94 year old friend with neither owner knowing when it was built, or even who built it.

Kate said, “The roof was leaking, the walls rotting and the slightest breeze would send the whole structure shaking. I am delighted that my dilapidated shed was chosen as one of the ‘UK’s worst sheds’ and that it has been given a new lease of life. I look forward to seeing whether someone else can trump me with their own shed!”

On the new design of her shed Kate said, “The new colours from Cuprinol that Eley Kishimoto chose are absolutely terrific – you certainly can’t miss it. I can’t wait to invite my friends down to my allotment to show off my shed.”

Cuprinol Marketing Manager, Kathryn Ledson said: “Sheds are becoming more and more popular as places where people can get away from the world for some ‘me time’. Commissioning Eley Kishimoto to create this amazing sanctuary has been fantastic, and really proves that Cuprinol colours can help you bring out the best in your garden, even with arguably the UK’s worst shed. Hopefully this will inspire Brits to cheer up their gardens.”

To enter your shed to be designed by Eley Kishimoto, visit the Cuprinol Facebook page www.Facebook.com/Cuprinol for further details on how to enter, or email [email protected] with images of your shed that is need of some love, along with your name, location and a brief explanation of why you should win

* Entries for Shed of the Year 2013 are open now and can be submitted at www.readersheds.co.uk
* Entries for Shed of the Year 2013 will close on 3rd May 2013. This will be followed by a public vote
* Winners will be announced during National Shed Week (which starts on the 1st July 2013)
* The Shed of the Year 2013 judging panel includes: Sarah Beeny , Alex Johnson from shedworking, Shed of the year 2012 Winner John Plumridge and Shed of the Year founder Uncle Wilco
* Cuprinol is a leader in the garden wood care sector and has been protecting and preserving wood for over 75 years offering a quick and easy way to inject colour and personality in any space
* For products to treat, protect and add colour to your sheds, fences, decking, garden furniture and other garden wood visit www.cuprinol.co.uk

Get 5% off a new shed from Garden buildings Direct

5% discount to run until sat 17th Nov for customer when they purchase an item from garden buildings direct valued at over £150.

Just click on the banner above and enter the code NOV5 when you check out.

Simples – we get a very small percentage of the sale – so you are helping us as well 🙂

and while you are at it I fancy one of these Workman’s Hut

8 x 12 BillyOh Park Workmans Hut Premium Sheds

Fancy owning a beach hut from Budleigh Salterton only £200 to you guv

Saw this on gumtree (yes I get alerts for beach huts and sheds!) but you could own a lovely beach hut from Budleigh Salterton – just the hut for £200 and alas not the plot at the lovely sleepy seaside town that has a great collection of beach huts.

This is our beloved Beach Hut at Budleigh Salterton which we are selling because we are changing model ! Could do with some TLC – odd bits of wood replacing possibly and a few new hinges but essentially is ready to go.

Buyer will need to collect mid October and any arrangement now will require the buyer to make some small deposit. Alternatively can be collected sooner.
N.B. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SITE

Looks like a bargain but of course shed by the sea buyer beware.

International Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19 2012 – Sheddies do it their way

Of course in the past when International Talk Like A Pirate Day happened there would be only one sheddie we would need to turn to, the scurvy sea dog – Captain Reg Miller of the Lady Sarah out of Worthing

Shed of the Year Winner 2010 Reg Miller & Lady Sarah

but this year Reg has some competition on the high seas me thinks.

 

THE QUEEN EMMA – GALLEON


Clare Kapma
Garden

The Queen Emma is modelled on HMS Victory and HMS Warrior in Portmouth.

It has a top deck, rigging and flys the Union Flag and of course the Skull and Cross Bones.

There is plenty of storage, with a hammock and captains quarters.

It’s a very unique garden building not your Normal Shed but it is used for storage of bikes so some traditionalist will be happy 🙂

Can a shed be the T3 home gadet of the year?

The lovely shed working or just chilling Tetra Shed has made it to the Home gadget of the year finalists at the T3 awards

A modular office system for your garden? It sounds too good to be true and looks too cool to be real but the Tetra Shed uses the kind of genius design tech that makes you blink, rub your eyes and look again.

Price: TBC | Tetra Shed

The Tetra Shed is a piece of wooden origami that, when closed, repels the elements and stands tall, like a mini volcano. A single Tetra Shed can hold two people in a office environment with ease and the triangular windows open like gull wings of a sports car.

The makers of Tetra Shed have grand plans too – they suggest that Tetra Sheds can form a classroom as there’s no limit on the amount that can be stuck together.

You can chose from any colour should you want camo for your den or a stand-out work of art so you can imagine you’re in an episode of Grand Designs.

You can vote for the gadget here

More and more people are choosing to work from home, so in response to this growing trend, the tetra shed® garden office is a stylish and contemporary alternative to the standard cuboid garden offices currently on the market. tetra shed® is also a response to another growing trend, that of the increasing acceptance and adoption of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), namely modular construction as the most viable means of meeting more stringent performance targets to tighter project time and cost constraints.

Comprising a structural timber core externally clad in rubber, finished in any RAL colour or a choice of either copper, zinc, cor-ten steel or marine plywood cladding and either plywood or plasterboard internal lining, the tetra shed® modular building system provides an innovative yet practical, adaptable, customisable, expandable and affordable building system suitable for a host of uses.

The basic office (which has a footprint of approx. 10m and is approx. 3.6m in height) will be launched in the UK in early/mid September 2012

 

thanks to @inn_imp for the heads up