Typically, that shed out the back or the basement space would be turned into a ‘man cave’ – TV to watch sport, fridge to hold beers, hunting memorabilia on the walls – you get the picture.
But now more women are creating their own spaces down the garden path where they can focus on themselves or their hobbies, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy household.
She Sheds are spaces where women who need some alone time can read, paint, garden, drink wine, or do whatever they like.
Nelson-based home and garden supplies company Homelandz recognised this demand and began importing them. They say demand continues to rise, with the sheds coming in kitset form and most areas not requiring building consent.
The company’s kitset sheds have been transformed into home offices, pool houses, horse tack rooms, sewing rooms, libraries, studios, spare rooms for accommodation and snug sitting rooms for enjoying a glass of red with friends.
She Shed owner Penny, 68, is a Waiheke Island local who proudly put her She Shed together as a pottery studio.
Check out more at sheshed.co.nz
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