The idea of using a garden office design as a classroom in schools is really starting to take off. Frankfurt-based British artist Linda Monk specialises in oil paintings of beach huts (and other seascapes) which are also available as prints. Saturday posts are sponsored by Warwick Buildings, manufacturers of outstanding quality timber buildings. We've posted about this show quite a lot already but I know some of you are interested in finding out more about the builds and those taking part so we'll be pointing the way over the coming weeks.
Looking ahead a bit to episode 3, Bamboo Ape are based in Bournemouth on the south Dorset coast and provid "bespoke design solutions and unique high quality builds that turn your small spaces into big places". Here's one of their latest projects (and indeed the one featured in the programme), transforming a 1.7m square Bournemouth beach hut into a space to cook, eat, much about and sleep. And there's lots more information about the show at the site of its Creative Consultant and friend of Shedworking, Jane Field-Lewis. There's an growing buzz in the UK about the importance of small builds, helped recently by some high profile television series (and if you're in the USA, Tiny House Blog has details of a very interesting conference next Monday about the advantages of 'living small').
Jonathan Cranley, Sales and Marketing Director at Millgate, points to a recent poll from insurers Aviva that suggests almost 36 million people in the UK have experienced living as adults in the same home as another generation of their family.
Cranley argues that with the future needs of our parents, children and grandchildren in mind, properties with annexes could be the solution. Of course he would say that as he's marketing a property (quite an expensive five bedroom one - this is a detached annexe with its own entrance, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom he's discussing), but its interesting to see that the advantages of a separate small building in the back garden are now starting to be pushed by major property companies. This is the garden studio my wife and I built (with help) last year, writes Christian Cowburn. The studio sits where the old prefab garage was but has proper foundations, mains water and electrics, is fully insulated and heated. A lot of the materials were sourced from ebay including the bricks, the windows and virtually all the internal fittings including the floor and we re-used any materials we could from the old garage. It has proved very successful, it has enabled my wife to create more in the last year than ever before and is just a lovely space enjoyed by the whole family and built with a modest budget.
Wednesday posts are sponsored by The Stable Company®, the UK's premier supplier of garden offices and garden rooms. George Clarke's Amazing Spaces sees him travel around the country looking at amazing micro builds and the inspired people undertaking them. Each episode is clearly themed according to the challenge facing George and his own micro build.
Those of you who watch Gardeners' World on the BBC will last week have noticed that presenter Monty Don did rather a lot of work in what he called his 'Writing Garden'.
Long Meadow has been created on a limited budget by Monty and Sarah, and maintained for the past four years with no outside help.
You can see the episode again on the BBC's iPlayer thingy here - the hut is featured mostly towards the start of the programme. I've recently built an extension on my kitchen and a home office at the bottom of the garden.


TG Escapes are among those garden office suppliers that realise garden offices are excellent environments for schools to use as classrooms. Rebecca Dixon is a fine art photographer and curator based in Manchester who is particularly interested in photography as an examination of nostalgia and memory - her next project is a photo documentary on the notion of the modern shed structure and its builder.
There has been increased media interest recently focusing on the attractions and advantages of microarchitecture.
The black and white photography is certainly of a high standard throughout, featuring many atmospheric images of small timber buildings, mostly in domestic back garden situations, but also including beach huts and interiors of workshops. For those looking for advice on practical shedbuilding, the Shedworking staff would instead recommend The Complete Shedbuilder by JR Hartley, published by Macguffin. Melissa Hardwick, Arts Manager and Curator at Free Space Gallery, has been running a project out of a garden shed for the last few months which she has taken on tour to local festivals as a mini cinema, used for small exhibitions and now as an interactive installation and dance performance space.
Shedworking helped with the research for this programme about microarchitecture and shedlike atmospheres - although we haven't seen any previews yet, we've heard good things about it from people who are featured in it. The cookie settings on this website are adjusted to allow all cookies so that you have the very best experience.
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Click the link for instructions on how to enter and the winner will be notified on Christmas Day. Here's one which is actually six classrooms from The Stable Company designed and built for a small independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls in Kingston-upon-Thames that wanted a building that would sympathetically fit in with its surroundings on a leafy part of the site. The classrooms facing the front of the building feature bifolding doors, which fully retract, bringing the outdoors inside. But now one housebuilder has coined the intriguing phrase 'Generation Annexe' to describe the growing importance of shedlike buildings in the property market.
I had been inspired by your Shedworking blog and thought this might be of interest to your followers.


I buy and sell design pieces, and in her spare time my wife creates felt pieces and writes stories for children - the idea was that she could have a lovely space with water and all her materials at hand to be able to create whenever she wanted.
The front third of the building is accessed by the original garage doors and houses the bikes, tools, lawnmower etc.
For just £300 he buys himself a knackered old 1970's caravan, but in just three months he hopes to transform it into the most extraordinary small space you've ever seen.
From planning laws to maximising space, every programme is packed with jeopardy, ingenuity and wonderfully eccentric characters. Although he didn't elaborate on the shedlike atmosphere that was constantly in shot (pictured above in screengrabs), we're presuming this was his writing hut which Bunny Guinness referred to in the Daily Telegraph . They have a number of videos outlining the advantages of their Learning Escapes brand on YouTube here which are well worth a look - in this one, Headteacher Jane Porter from Whitehill Primary School in Kent talks about how they use theirs. And she's looking for shed owners who would like to take part (especially those in the north of England and Wales). The scene of a thinker residing in a secluded wooden cabin in the forest has been one that has given rise to some of the most seminal ideas of western philosophy. With the aid of shelter we are capable of functioning correctly as human beings, and our shelters provide us with an intense relationship between space, person and thought.
After witnessing my own father obsessively building a faux-vintage train station hut, I want to explore other such personal structures and the underlying desire to build them. Fifty Sheds of Grey, inspired by the eponymous Twitter account, is the latest to explore the beauty of small builds.
But readers looking for indepth plans for building sheds, solid advice on insulation, or a thorough examination of the garden office market will search in vain as they wade through many pages of extraneous material. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
I used a saltbox-shaped roof stop it being too boxy - as well as adding nice angles inside and out it also keeps the overall height down - and old bricks to be sympathetic to the house. The Spring Garden, Dry Garden, Vegetable Garden, Lime Walk, the Jewel Garden (using jewel or metallic colours for high impact), greenhouse and potting shed, nursery area, Cricket Lawn, Hazel Copse and the Damp Garden – all connected, it seems, in a well-ordered and cohesive fashion.
I tried using HomePlug, but it seems that the office is on a different mains circuit to my router.
This initial interest has uncovered a community of creative and competitive shed builders who have devoted their spare time to building structures which not only offer them a utopian escape from the stresses of everyday living, but exist as a creative outlet in both their physical form and the contemplation space they provide. However, if you would like to, you can change your settings at any time using the Change cookie settings link in the Special menu.
Employment strategy has resulted in Space Pod companies develop high-end line of eco-friendly garden design buildings. While the front wall of glass is used as well as a liaison between the living room and carpet of grass outside the home.



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