Britain’s craziest sheds competition
Over 2,500 Britons have registered in a competition searching for the wackiest sheds in the United Kingdom, a contest that has in time revealed unique, daring, but especially strange design projects. Although in English the term shed designates primarily a barrack, a usually working place, the majority of the projects registered in the competition are livable spaces, transformed by owners in shelters for relaxation.
The contest was organized by the producers of the TV show “Amazing Spaces” broadcasted by Channel 4 and the finalists have already been chosen. The winner will receive a prize of 1,000 pounds for the unusual design he or she put into practice. Below we are presenting some of Britain’s craziest sheds.
Suggestively called “The Cliffhanger”, the cottage in the opening image, built of wood, has the allure of a person who is bending as if trying to climb a mountain. The owner is a woman in the coastal town of Cromer.
The next shed is also got something to do with climbing, literally this time. The tree house of Terry, of Gloucestershire, has a terrace and seems the most practical residence from the finalists of the contest.
The Pirate retreat attracts through originality and the mysterious air surrounding it. The whole scenography is authentic and the walls that enclose the cabin really gives it the role of refuge, as the name says.
Some have gone even further with their plans and have not thought only about shelters for families. Michael Jelley of Chichester, a city in southern England, has turned the shed into a pub with a traditional interior design.
Others seek to relax, others to make money, but some dedicate their cottages to science, as in the case of Ben Filmore and his creation, “Shedservatory”. The building is also an original project, given that the roof of the cabin opens up and rolls aside to make room for the telescope. During the day, the cottage hosts the office for this young man passionate about astronomy.
The cottage on wheels will undoubtedly arouse the interest of the jury. Aerodynamics, as seen in the picture below, the mobile shed took seriously its role of holiday retreat. It is most certainly one of Britain’s craziest sheds running in the competition.
Last but not least, Chris Galley wanted to turn his shed, with the most modern aspect of all the contenders, a space for maximum relaxation. He admits he wanted to create an original space to throw parties in. The cottage has reconditioned and homemade furniture inside, such as old boat seats, and several jukeboxes restored by the party goer full of ideas.