If you’d like to work in a shed but would rather go down the self-build route, and in particular want to make it environmentally friendly, take a look at an interesting new blog at Shedhead. I’ll be reporting back on its progress over the coming months as will The Shed magazine.
Most shedworkers buy their home office from a specialist company and only a few brave individuals build their own. But there is a third way. US-based Cedarshed Industries has launched the first home office flatpack kit, rather understatedly called the Ultimate Backyard Office. It measures 10’x12’ and comes with a smashing 9’x9’ deck and pre-shingled roof panels, pre-hung PVC Euroline doors and windows, and all the necessary bits and bobs including fairly detailed instructions. The free-standing shed, which costs around £8,000, is made of western red cedar and can be assembled in a day, though you’ll probably wonder why you still have two slats and eight screws left over. For more details go to their web site here.
This is the last post this week as I’ll be out of the country at the First International Conference of Shedworkers in Valencia until next Monday. Hasta pronto!