She Shed - The finest garden sheds for women

Forget man caves: the feminine garden retreat is the hottest property around!

She Shed

We had a couple in at the Garden Affairs show site the other day. He had a look of slight impatience. She was quietly purposeful. He said, “I don’t see why we need a summerhouse. We have a perfectly good garage with plenty of space.” She said nothing but looked carefully through the brochures and sat quietly in the summerhouses. He said, “Well, I definitely won’t use it.”.  Her smile seemed to say, “I know”.

At Garden Affairs we’ve sold summerhouses, gazebos, art & craft studios and garden offices to women for years. You can read the case study about our lovely client Nancy and her garden room she works and studies in, then shares with her visiting mother like they’re on holiday.

She Shed

We’ve always known that our garden cabins appeal every bit as much to women as to men, but it seems the world has caught up. Forget man caves, it’s official: ‘She Sheds’ are the season’s most fashionable accessory. “You Will Want One Of These Sooooo Much It Will Actually Hurt,” gushes one blog. Another: “When I Saw What’s She’d Done To Her Shed, I Gasped.”

Of course, she sheds reflect the same truth the man cave has always been about: however much we love the people we live with, we all need a little space to call our own.

The man cave is a haven of masculine peace away from domesticity. We expect it to have man things like a bar, darts board, tools or computer games. The She Shed is an unashamedly feminine retreat, and celebrates whatever its proud owner loves, from books to yoga to crafts, from fairy tale chandeliers to bunting to urban edge.

She Shed

It might be a studious, solitary space. It might be a place where the owner and her (invited) guests gather to kick back, drink wine and put the world to rights, and only talk about sport if they’re actually interested.

And whether you’re inspired by shabby chic beach hut or Moroccan souk styling, you can stamp your identity and your purpose on your woman’s shed far more quickly and cheaply than on a ‘real’ house. Thanks to the media getting a hold of the trend, you’ll find plenty of design inspiration online, but be sure to make your She Shed your own.

She Shed

Always secretly wanted a thatched cottage with roses round the door? Have one in the garden. Shutters, overstuffed armchairs and a wood-burning stove? Do it. Huge Twilight fan? Get vampish with colours and accessories, and you’ll scare off every unwelcome visitor.

As you’d expect, we’re not going to recommend that you invest all this time and energy into a DIY-store flat-pack shed. Not for us ladies a leaky shack and spiders. Your She Shed is a shed in name only: it’s a solid, four-season cabin with heating, insulation and double glazing. It can be fully plumbed and wired and fitted with bespoke furniture and storage. Lavish or petite, it needs to welcome you blissfully all year round.

She Shed

Have your feminine retreat installed for you (usually not requiring planning, but we can advise) or build from a kit yourself. Choose colours and planting to suit your setting. Design your fabulous, feminine interior to suit you. Take ownership of the space, and your time to be in it. Then decide who’s invited to visit you in your She Shed, and put the wine in to chill.

For your own SHE Shed, give us a call on 01225 774566. 

What our customers say...

“The whole process was faultless..... Thank you for all your help and advice and a big thank you to your installation team.”

Mr Brady, Essex

“Great team, great workers and a great product. Many thanks This is just a quick thank you note to let you know again just how delighted we are with the summerhouse. It has been a great pleasure to deal with you and your team throughout the whole project, and I have special praise for the crew that we had on-site during the few days it took to put the building together. Great team, great workers and a great product. Many thanks”

Mr R, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

“ & I would like to thank you for hosting us when we visited on Friday morning. Your outdoor “showroom” is a great way to view your products. The different cross sections were very helpful (for someone technically minded like myself at least!). We particularly liked the fact you let us see the breakdown of costs for the initial quotation. We like straightforward/transparent pricing like this rather than just a single bottom line figure.”

Mr & Mrs Bordoli

“ Thank you for all your advice on this project. Your team did a great job and the completed cabin lived up to our expectations. When we came to see you in Trowbridge it was the quality of your cabins that impressed us and you have achieved it.”

Peter Hall - Farnham, Surrey

“I can't thank you and your team enough. We are very happy with the building. From the start to the end of the process we have been well looked after.”

Mr Logan - Oxfordshire

“Our summerhouse is all finished and we are over the moon with it! It far exceeded our expectations and is absolutely stunning. Thank you kindly for all your communication and assistance from start to finish. The installers, are an absolute credit to your company.”

Sarah Mahoune - Luton, Bedfordshire