Summertime Retreats

A Woman's Shed, prefab shed kits

A Woman’s Shed by Gill Hertz – But it now on Amazon

Great gift idea for Mothers Day. A coffee table book on summer house shed ideas transformed into, “Spaces for woman to create, write, make, grow, think and escape”

“Why should men have all the sheds? Every woman deserves a shed of her own, somewhere to retreat to for some quiet time, to create or grow, to write or paint, or just to contemplate the view. Gill Heriz has interviewed over 80 different women, and Nicolette Hallett has photographed their sheds inside and out, to collect together this unique insight into why women have sheds, and what they do in them. There are sheds for puppet-makers, sculptors, and writers, as well as farmers, furniture-makers, and woodcutters. There are sheds that can be lived in, sheds that are full to the rafters, and sheds that are simply sheds, with the usual collection of gardening tools, lawnmowers, and seed packets. Virginia Woolf once argued that, for women, writing fiction required “a room of one’s own.” These women have taken that premise a step further – to the end of the garden – to find their own very personal space.”

If you don’t have that shed yet to make into a retreat ~ Jamaica Cottage Shop is currently having a wonderful springtime sale on shed plans, shed kits and prefab sheds. You can call their toll free number at 1-866-297-3760 for more information. Extended springtime hours are 9-5pm Monday thru Friday, Saturdays 9-4pm, and Sundays by appointment or chance. The 70,000 sq. ft factory currently has many new designs in production, including an exciting off grid, solar, 8’ x 16’ tiny house on a road legal trailer, to see.  Look for regular specials announced on our facebook page (and nowhere else), and if you sign up for our funky chicken newsletter, you can download a set of shed plans for free!

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