Move over, man cave! If you want a little peace and quiet around your household without hiding away in the cold, musty basement, try your backyard on for size. People all over the country are transforming old sheds into round-the-house getaways called she-sheds. She-sheds are the outdoor alternative to man caves and are an easy DIY way to get some R&R. So let’s take a look at what is a she-shed and why you need one!
What is a She-Shed?
A she-shed is a little enclosed area you put in your backyard and spruce up to fit your mental health needs. It’s purpose in life is to serve you. Whether you need an area to have a cup of tea and read a book, a quiet place to rest your head, or an open space to get your creative juices flowing, a she-shed is the answer you are looking for.
To create a she-shed, you just need to clean out an old tool shed or abandoned playhouse. From there, you can transform the once disused storage space into your personal staycation getaway.
If you don’t have any sheds on your property, don’t fret. You can simply buy a tiny house, cottage, barn, or shed from many department stores or hardware outlets such as Home Depot and Sears.
Why Do I Need a She-Shed?
It’s more like, “Why don’t you need a she-shed?” She-sheds exist for the same reason man caves do…they’re just utilized a bit differently.
The whole point of a she-shed is to get away. This is especially important for exhausted mothers who need a bit of “me-time,” creative types that need a safe space to explore, or nature lovers that need a break from the actual house itself.
A she-shed is the perfect opportunity for you to unwind, catch some z’s, or clear your brain. It’s a chance to unplug yourself from what’s going on inside the house and get in tuned with what’s going on inside yourself.
How to Create a She-Shed
Once you have committed to the idea of creating of a she-shed, the next step is to make it yours. The best way to go about decorating your she-shed is to figure out what you are using it for.
Typically, she-sheds aren’t too big, so it’s not going to fit your 55-inch flat screen, king size bed, and an entire yoga studio. She-sheds are for getaways. They’re not storage units. That’s what actual shed-sheds are for!
Decide why you need a she-shed in the first place. That way you can cater your she-shed to meet your demands. For instance, if you are creating a she-shed to work on a fairy garden, be sure to get a potting bench. Looking to relax with a good book? Get a mini-fridge and a futon. Just want to watch TV? All you need is a rocking chair and the boob tube. Whatever your needs are, she-sheds are ready made to meet them.