Ship Shape Shed Earns a Place in Shed of the Year Final | Beast Sheds Blog


BBC News is reporting that a shed made out of an old boat, in the Welsh countryside, has made it to the final of the Shed of the Year contest. The shed, created by Alex Holland, was built entirely from recycled items, and features an upturned boat for a roof, in addition to parts of a 400 year old farmhouse and a caravan from the 1940’s. Inside, the nautical theme continues; or as the man himself put it, the shed is full of “nautical nonsense befitting a boat turned upside down”.

Mr Holland built the shed out of a need for more space, and made his roof from a boat he acquired from the boatyard at which he worked. The former inshore clinker was used for fishing around Cardigan Bay in the early 1900s.

He placed the shed on a frame of telegraph poles, with walls made from the windows of the caravan and the old farmhouse, along with wattle and daub; a mixture of mud, clay, and straw stuck onto a woven frame. Inside, it boasts a solar powered gas cooker, fridge, sink and sound system used for parties.

The reward for his effort is that the shed has been nominated for Shed of the Year 2013 at Shedding enthusiasts can vote for their favourite right now with a visit to the site. ship shed

Alex’s boat shed is a great example of ingenuity but fortunately, you don’t have to get hold of a fishing boat or an old caravan to build a shed of your own. All you need is a visit to the Beast Sheds online store.