Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Choosing a shed: GardenARK

The intriguing GardenArk from zero-carbon design and development specialists Zed Factory comes as a kit and emphasises its ecofriendliness, pointing out it is made from "trees, sheep, soil and grass" - which means sheeps wool insulation and FSC timber framing with a green roof option.With its weatherboard cladding it is, they say, "designed "to sit 'in' rather than 'on' the landscape". Features include large double glazed patio doors and deck, space for a foldaway double bed with options for a log stove and flue, durable monocrystalline solar powered lighting and laptop charging (PV array can be orientated through 360°), wind turbine, composting lavatory and wash handbasin filled by rainwater harvesting system. It all fits on a plot size of 5m x 5.5m.The same folk also have a larger option along very similar lines called the LandArk (below) which they point out would work as a home or an office and can sleep up to eight.


  1. Anonymous2:53 PM

    That's a really cool shed! I want one!

  2. What a unusual garden shed, never seen one before