Wednesday July 8, 2020

Garden Special: Dens of tranquility

More and more women are heading outdoors to create a ‘she shed’ - a haven of peace, creativity (and wine sometimes) that is just feet away from the back door, writes Chrissie Russell

2nd April, 2017
Lucy Hart and her she shed: ‘There’s a fairytale feel to having a little cottage at the bottom of the garden’ PIc: Mark Marrow/Pacemaker

Move over ‘man caves’ and forget about crumbling shacks at the bottom of the garden being a dumping ground for tools, old paint-pots and abandoned toys. This is the era of the she shed. Coming in all shapes and sizes, some are child-free havens, stocked with comfy arm chairs, wood-burners and wine fridges, while others are stylish but functional workspaces.

All defy the outdated notion that only the men of a household need...

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