Thanks Burra, nothing like a good-lookin' shed to cheer a girl up
Well mine consist of a leaky ply number and a rather warped galvanised prefab. Yip, I'm one of those tragic fantasists, with crappy sheds of my own...
But people with cool sheds...more, more!
Yeah - those bricks have always been a bit of a mystery to us. I don't think they are a wall, I think it's just that at some point the whole shed was filled with bricks and now the woodwork is starting to give way they are becoming an integral part of the structure. It's been like that ever since we first visited the village nearly ten years ago.
So does anyone else have some shed photos to share?
I have a few of our own sheds somewhere, which are significantly less attractive than the ones in the rest of the village, but just as interesting! I'll go dig them out when I get a chance...
Tom Painemaru asked me a while ago about our sheds, so if you want photos of shed's - here are some of ours.
All of them are basically the same, built to optimise solar gain in the winter and shade in the summer, add a solar panel if there's an electric fence or we want lights, built from wood cut where we made the shed, covered with whatever we had, add a gutter to capture water then plant climbers and other plants around them.
Sheep shed - the straw bale walls are 40 years old
I get envious looking at all of your photos because everything looks so practical. Form follows function.
You are not wasting time/materials/money just so the neighbors can all say "Oh, how pretty". "Oh, si jolie."
It gets the job done, and that is the 'bottom line'.
To me a shed is a small storage building, usually un-heated with a simple roof to shed the rain.
I guess pigs can live in a shed. A cat moved into my shed and it shed hair everywhere.
If much work gets done in a shed, it has become a workshop. If one particular type of work gets done in there, the shed takes on the name of the activity or stored item.(potting shed,wood shed, tool shed) Oddly, if you drill a well inside, it becomes a well house even if it's smaller than your other sheds. Rent it out to an artist and you have a studio.
If you move in with far too much stuff, it's a hovel. If you are a very dirty housekeeper, it's a pig sty. If there are lots of little hovels on one property, you have a shanty town. A larger grouping on the edge of a city is a slum.
Mine aren't worthy of publication; maybe I'll scrounge among friends and family for some NZ sheds. They'll definitely be of the old packing-cases, bits of old corrugated iron and rusty bed bases variety...
I refuse to be intimidated by you Europeans and your careless, yet breathtaking shed glamour!
Well, here is my shed - I don't know if this counts. It was a screened in shed made of scrap lumber for my gardening stuff. Then I needed another coop since the turkeys took over the original one. So I slapped on some plastic lattice to help keep critters from tearing through the screen to get at the birds at night. I posted this in my 'projects' thread. https://permies.com/forums/posts/list/14906#132752
Irene, love your blogsite. I have an abundance here of, aptly named, post oak which we're harvesting. A lot of it is 15 -18 cm diameter and we're inspired by your constructions. What doesn't show clearly is your joining method. Can you elaborate?
No problem! We're up to our necks in tomatoes right now too. I'm interested in the joinery that you use to mend the individual pieces together; spikes, screws, wooden pegs, etc. Do you take the time to cut the mating pieces to fit? It's hard to see all the detail from your photos. We have an abundance of post oak that's all about 6 mt long and mostly straight as a string and only slightly tapered. My wife loves your stuff so I've got my marching orders...
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