Real Estate

Shed-aways offer the perfect escape in your own back yard

Industrious designers and architects have been rethinking all sorts of spaces lately: shipping containers, tree houses, camper vans, old barns, boathouses, and just about anything else you can think of. So what’s next? Well, considering the explosion of backyard projects we’ve been seeing lately, it’s the humble shed.

Most people’s sheds are vaguely creepy, falling-down storage spaces for rusty tools, but with a little elbow grease, you can transform a backyard shed into an amazing getaway. These small spaces are cozy, comfortable, and, best of all, close to home. If you’ve ever wanted a small space of your own to escape to, you may want to take a look at creating your own shed-away. Whether you’re looking for a quite place to sit and read, a spot to play music without annoying your family, or a general reprieve from the chaos of daily life, your shed may be the answer.

Here are some amazing shed conversions that will have you looking at the ramshackle hut in your yard in a whole new light.