Going on holiday from the shed – you need to read these books

If you are leaving your sheds for sunnier clims then you need to get some books in.

Iam taking two of these but If i had room in my case these are the all the books I would take

Sheds on the Seashore: A Tour Through Beach Hut History

Something for the beach huts history buffs amongst you a great read by former shed judge Kathryn Ferry, but I would have liked more pictures but I think that sums up me more than the book

The Shed Book – Gordon Thorburn & Gareth Jones

The Bumper edition of the original shed men and men and sheds – so all the shed inspiration you could want in one tome.

Allotted Time: Two Blokes, One Shed, No Idea by Robin Shelton

A good read for any budding allotment owners, of course think of the shed first.

James May’s Magnificent Machines: How Men in Sheds Have Changed Our Lives

Telly’s James May from that top gear and other shows writes about things we may know already that sheds played a major part in Britains culture in term,s of inventions and making things

Maybe not with a shed bent but these are a good read

Screw Work, Let’s Play: How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for it by John Williams

Maybe you want to start something new in your shed? this book gives you the boost to try it!

Brew Your Own British Real Ale

Do you know someone looking to brew their own bere maybe in a wooden outbuilding (cough, me) then a great book if you want to try something after the basic kits.

ok a special mention goes to Alex, shedworking book, you know how great it is with lots of advice for the shed worker and great pictures but its a big for my case 🙂 so cmon alex do a Kindle version.

anyway enjoy your hols I know I will, and maybe I will come back with either a positive attitude of giving it all up and working from the shed or just brew my own beer – a mix of the two would be good.

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