Thursday, February 15, 2007


While I like to promote shedworking as being something which both sexes can enjoy, there is a considerable literature looking at the subject from a very Men and Sheds angle. A new title, Manspace by Sam Martin (author of How to Mow the Lawn - The Lost Art of being a Man), certainly falls into that category: the subhead is A Primal Guide to Marking Your Territory - not very reconstructed 21st century metrosexual really. Here's the blurb:

"Men, you’ve surrendered your space. You lifted your feet and saw your freedom of expression vacuumed right out from under you. The room where you kept your stuff – where you didn’t need coasters or even a garbage can? It’s a laundry room. Or a sewing room. Or a nursery. You know you need your space, but what’s the answer? Manspace! It’s the shot in the arm, the rallying cry, the inspiration for guys like you to take back a little piece of territory, to have some space where you don’t have to change shirts or pick up after yourself. With more than 50 great guy places like recording studios, drinking sheds, workshops, and general all-around hangouts, Manspace shows you what and it shows you how."

And to get a feel for the book, try the online site here.

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