I am very pleased to announce that we have another judge for Shed of the Year 2008 to add to our expert line-up, Lloyd Alter – who I read most days on the excellent www.treehugger.com.
Lloyd Alter has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab promoter. He now writes for green websites TreeHugger and Planet Green, and teaches sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design.
In the course of his work developing small residential units and prefabs, Lloyd became convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability is to simply use less. And, the key to happily using less is to design things better.
So sheddies welcome Lloyd to the judging panel and I am sure his expertise in all things eco sheddie will serve Shed Week well, he joins property guru Sarah Beeny, wind-up radio inventor Trevor Baylis, Professor of beach huts Kathryn Ferry and Shedworking expert Alex Johnson.
We seem to be getting more and more international sheds this year, of course they can’t win the coveted title of Shed of the year, but we will be having a special prize for our non UK sheddies, and maybe next year international sheddies will have a competition of their own.