Thursday, November 05, 2009

3,000th post: Shedworking past, present and future

Today marks a small landmark in Shedworking's little life, the 3,000th post, and to celebrate it I asked folk on Twitter and Facebook what I should write about. Many of you very kindly wrote in with your suggestions and questions so I've picked the three most popular...

1) What is your favourite shed?
A very tricky one. I've always been a sucker for George Bernard Shaw's revolving writing hut but if I had to pick one that I'd really like, I think it would have to be Laura Geary's mobile shed office (pictured above), a thing of beauty and much loved by its owner.

2) What is the best way of keeping warm in the garden office during winter?
Nice warm slippers. Every time.

3) What is the future of garden offices?
With my Mystic Shed hat on here are some predictions:
- There'll be a continued rise in the numbers of shedworkers since more and more people are now working from home, either for a larger company or as a one-person band: as most houses simply aren't sufficiently large enough to properly cope with this, shedworking is the obvious solution
- While wood is king at the moment, other materials will start to become more popular as new suppliers enter the market and designers start to experiment with the possibilities
- Shedworkers will start to operate their own informal co-working spaces, especially those who don't need a huge space to run their business
- Some form of Association of Garden Buildings Suppliers will be established to help buyers navigate the problems of purchasing a garden office and ensure that there is a recognised standard mark of excellence

Many thanks to everybody who tunes into Shedworking and here's to the next 3,000 posts! As always, your thoughts on any of the above are very welcome indeed.
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  1. Congrats Alex the shedworld is a brighter place with you in it..

    and not that dark cold other shed blog

  2. Anonymous4:13 PM

    3,000 ------ and no duds! Congratulations and many thanks for the daily dose.

  3. Congratulations Alex, or should we be calling you Nostrashedmus now?

  4. Well done on 3000 posts - always a good read.

  5. WOW 3000 posts!? That's incredibly impressive. Nice work Alex! Congratulations.

  6. Congratulations!. What IS a shed? There seem to be at least 3000 answers.

  7. Congratulations! Very impressive that such small buildings can be so inspirational. Best wishes and hopes for 3000 more posts!

  8. Congratulations and keep up the good work, it is amusing to note, a shed as part of the built heritage has been recognised locally. It proved to be the one of the most popular renovation project undertaken by the Limerick Civic Trust.The rescue and refurbishment of "The Kiosk" a shed/shop wedged in a gap in the railings of the Peoples Park.
    Beloved of generations of Limerick people.