Have you heard of a “She Shed”?
Reading shed? Craft shed? Bolt Hole? Garden office? Garden Sheds?
I’m sure there are a million titles for what really amounts to an upscale outbuilding (not to be confused with outhouse).
Sheds have traditionally been a place to store your garden tools, house the lawnmower and bikes and perhaps a few tools. I can’t imagine how desperate the woman was that decided leaving your home and creating a refuge inside a dark and dreary box was a good idea.
Check that, I can totally imagine it. Particularly when I’m sitting on the toilet and Hubby’s knocking to find out if we have any more shaving cream and the girls are fighting and calling my name.
A dark, dreary box sounds like a GREAT idea!
My guess is that ‘She sheds’ have gained popularity because of both their proximity and distance from the home. Close enough to keep an eye on things, but far enough away that you can’t hear the “Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom…” of kids and spouse.
It’s easy to understand why “Man Caves” work inside the home – because men never answer, or even hear, these calls anyways. They can easily slip down to the basement, crank up the sports and hide.
Not so for Moms.
Today is a photo essay of “She Shed” ideas so that you can stare wistfully and dream of a little box of your very own. Preferably with electricity and sound-proofing, maybe even find somewhere that has shipping containers for sale and just make a little apartment out there for yourself and then you’ll never have to leave. One can only dream.
(I’ve included links wherever possible – click the images to access the original sites)