Over the past decade we have seen the workbench in the basement shift into a craft table. Is the same thing happening to the man cave? Google She-Shed and it’s endless what you will find on Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram. Women have built themselves beautiful places to escape, right in their own backyards.

So what is a she-shed?

Typically, it’s a separate room detached from the home or cottage about the size of a large shed. Like the man cave, she-sheds are meant to be rooms designed as an escape. A quiet place where one can leave their stressful lives at the door and take part in activities that they enjoy, only unlike the man cave, the she-shed is designed for women.

Photo Source: Houzz

Photo Source: Houzz

What can you do in a she-shed? What can’t you do in a she-shed!

Women have been taking these spaces and completely customizing them into their dream office, tea room, art studio, music studio or even yoga studio. These she-sheds are cheaper than adding on to your home, a lot faster to build and can give women the peace, quiet and privacy that they need. (Sometimes it gets tiring running the world, super heroes need breaks too!)

Ready to spoil your favourite woman this year?

You can either buy or build these beautiful sanctuaries. Lucky for you, you can buy a prefabricated structure or a modular construction. If you want an exact size or shape, you can build your own she-shed. If it meets code or standards in your area, consider turning a shipping container into one.

Photo Source: Shed Working

Photo Source: Shed Working

Not only can you decorate the inside of the shed, but it is also a good idea to decorate the outside. Whether you are in your home, or in your she-shed, you’ll want to be looking out at a beautiful view.

Photo Source: Cabana Village

Photo Source: Cabana Village

These shacks can literally be transformed into anything you want them to be, even a small cottage bunkie! She-sheds are the new great spaces for great women to take a break in or work on saving the world in!


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