Move over Man Caves: Introducing the 'She Shed'

We'll see your Man Cave and raise you a She Shed! Escape the daily grind with a backyard hideout all to yourself. We show you how.

If men can have their very own Man Cave to escape the daily grind, why shouldn’t we have our own little haven? Introducing She Sheds. It could be a backyard nook, an old caravan, a tree house, attic or disused garage that with a bit of love and TLC becomes the perfect spot for reading, crafting, gardening, creating, painting, yoga-ing, meditating or just escaping. 

We’ve trawled the web to get your imagination fired up with these 9 ideas.

1. The garden shed

Who says a garden shed has to be full of dirty brown tools? Clean out your old backyard shed - or use a kit to build a new one – and create a haven just for you.


2. The yoga shed

And by yoga shed, we mean a place to drink wine in yoga pants!


3. Where green thumbs can grow and prosper

Bring the garden inside as well by decorating with plants, freshly picked flower arrangements, and plush pillows featuring feminine floral patterns.

Credit: Good To Grow

4. The craft shack is a little old place where…we can craft together 

Create a cute little hideaway where you get your craft on.


5. Taking your shed from ordinary to extraordinary can start with a coat of paint

Paint it a calming colour like light blue, or a feminine shade of purple or light yellow, to instantly give it new life. This She Shed trumps the Man Cave any day! 


6. Because even grown ups deserve a tree house to plot secret missions

The kids old hideout that’s rotting away could be the perfect place to transform. 


7. Because there's no such thing as ‘too many’ chandeliers

If you're not an avid crafter or gardener, your She Shed can simply be used as a quiet place to hang out and to display all your most beautiful and precious items. 


8. A hidey hole to hide 

These playhouses made by Judith Needham are woven from willow and continue to leaf out and grow.


9. Who says your She Shed has to be a shed?

If you have a disused caravan or RV, covert it into a magical space. 

And of course we can't forget the best tip of all: There are no rules when it comes to creating the perfect She Shed - it's all about you being you.

Would you like to have a She Shed? Let us know by commenting below!

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