shed c/o www.thefreedictionary.com
: to fall off by a natural process
: to take off
: a small structure, freestanding serving as storage or shelter
: a small building for the purpose of recreation and creation (this is my definition)
Sheds, popularised recently on the telly by a bunch of very passionate people on the look-out for the beautiful and the unusual, the unique and the esoteric. www.channel4.com/programmes/amazing-spaces-shed-of-the-year
And, wow, what a fantastic world of creativity and imagination they have shown us. Categories of sheds, sheds for all kinds of purposes, sheds that mean a lot to the people who build them and have them as a kind of quiet space, a place to be themselves. A shed can really be just what you want it to be.
A shed, for me, has always been a place where i can go about my business, thinking and making, a place of tools, materials, build stuff, trying stuff out and building dreams.
My current shed is my garage/workshop/empire. Small, but perfectly formed and stores all of my tools and equipment, my bikes, my adventure gear, work in progress and so much more. I could probably use a much larger one, if I’m honest but that’s a project for another day. I have other sheds, smaller and more purposeful for storing garden tools and such, but mainly used for storing and seasoning of firewood for my home, a place of sporadic and intense activity…followed by a longer period where nothing much happens but cut wood getting old, and ready to keep me warm. I love those sheds the most in the winter.
Whats in your shed?