Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Is the term shed losing its meaning?

An excellent article from Sharon Dale, the always readable property expert at the Yorkshire Post, looks at the perennial issue of 'is that really a shed?' (pictured is the Hobbit House, one of this year's finalists). Among those she talks to are Sally 'Chic Shed' Coulthard, and myself. Here's a snippet of what Sally says:
“For me, sheds are just as easily defined by what they are not. They are not supposed to be permanent living accommodation or a replacement for a home; sheds also can’t be built from permanent materials like brick or stone, they need to be materials that can be deconstructed or moved if necessary, like wood or metal sheeting. For me, a shed is a retreat, or an extra space, that enhances your home, somewhere you can express yourself or carve out a quiet corner. “
Lloyd Alter at Treehugger has also pondered the definition of 'eco shed' and adds:
Actually, for many years I have been wondering what the traditional definition of a shed actually was, thinking that many of the entries in the past were #NotAShed. And I always thought that there should be some kind of separation between the architect-designed posh sheds and the hand-built-by-salt-of-the-earth types, the archetype being my favourite, Alex Holland’s winner from 2013.
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