Mens’ sheds

I have read about these before and many a sheddi have asked me to post about them, and think it’s a great idea and something that should be happening in the allotments and sheds around the UK.

And have a good story about them today.

Right across Australia Mens Sheds have been popping up in small towns and communities.

They are places where retired and out of work blokes come together to share their skills and do whatever men do, in their sheds.

They get their hands dirty, talk about life, generate ideas and create something useful.

This simple idea has proven to have huge outcomes including combating men’s health problems of isolation, loneliness and depression.

and of course the very good Australian Men’s Sheds Association

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear


  1. I am an active member of an Australian "Mens shed"–I tried to find something similar in Englands south coast for a friend without success, Do they exist?
    i would be grateful for any information to pass on.

  2. How do I get a copy of “Starting Up a Shed “?
    I couldnt figure out how to do that, but did save the index for the document.
    I was re-reading the book “Men and Sheds” that my daughter gave me a few years ago (she spent a few years in Bristol, UK). That led me to google sheds, and I happened on these sites. Looks like a nice organization to gather old guys like me to share stuff, knowledge, and companionship.

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