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Book lockers
When Biloxi Junior High students return to school this August, they might be surprised at what they see in one of the hallways. Some teachers are spending part of their summer working on a very creative project. They are transforming some old, unused locker...
When Biloxi Junior High students return to school this August, they might be surprised at what they see in one of the hallways. Some teachers are spending part of their summer working on a very creative project. They are tran...
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MIchael Hogan: Shedworker
A nice piece in the Daily Telegraph by Michael Hogan about the delights of his garden office. Here's a snippet. "My green-and-brown, curve-roofed wooden shed - strictly an 8ft x 6ft
“garden office” - is where I work, think, potter and play. I had it
insta...
"My green-and-brown, curve-roofed wooden shed - strictly an 8ft x 6ft “garden office” - is where I work, think, potter and play. I had it installed five years ago when the arrival of our second child meant I was unceremoniously hoofed out of my home office, replaced by cots, cuddly toys and ...
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Private libraries are enjoying a renaissance
Not everyone who wants something new
to read can satisfy their urge with a trip to Waterstones or a scoot
around Amazon. Some want to have a copy of every book ever written on
their chosen specialised subject. Others want to build a library of
titles ha...
Not everyone who wants something new to read can satisfy their urge with a trip to Waterstones or a scoot around Amazon. Some want to have a copy of every book ever written on their chosen specialised subject. Others want to ...
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National Shed Week starts
The Garden House National Shed Week starts today and new research from Cuprinol shows that the British love affair with shedlike atmospheres continues apace - indeed, one in 10 twenty and thirtysomethings questioned by them claim they would be happy to get ...
The Garden House National Shed Week starts today and new research from Cuprinol shows that the British love affair with shedlike atmospheres continues apace - indeed, one in 10 twenty and thirtysomethings questioned by them claim they would be happy to get married in their shed or garden office.
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Shed and garden office insurance: latest figures
Now that we're close to the finish line for the Shed of the Year 2015 competition, Gocompare.com is urging owners to make sure they have adequate insurance cover for their shedlike atmospheres. Sheds and other garden outbuildings are usually covered as fixt...
Now that we're close to the finish line for the Shed of the Year 2015 competition, Gocompare.com is urging owners to make sure they have adequate insurance cover for their shedlike atmospheres. Sheds and other garden outbuildings are usually covered as fixtures and fittings under buildings ...
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Nicola Morgan: shedworker (video)
Author and speaker Nicola Morgan is also a shedworker as she explains in this video filmed by 13-year-old Iona who enjoyed work experience with her in her garden office. The shed and Nicola's explanation of her shedworking lifestyle starts around the 4.50 m...
Author and speaker Nicola Morgan is also a shedworker as she explains in this video filmed by 13-year-old Iona who enjoyed work experience with her in her garden office. The shed and Nicola's explanation of her shedworking lifestyle starts around the 4.50 mark. Posted by alex johnson at 9:38 AM ...
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Green Retreats' virtual garden room showroom
This is marvellous, a clever Google Maps virtual tour around the Green Retreats showroom. Here's what they say about it. "We’ve worked to create an interactive digital walkaround of our real-life showroom to give you a sense of the garden rooms we have on o...
"We've worked to create an interactive digital walkaround of our real-life showroom to give you a sense of the garden rooms we have on offer. You'll see our five fantastic outbuildings including the Edge, Inspiration, Pinnacle, Expression and RocPod (contact us for more information).
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Shedworker Steve Cowell on Radio York
My friend Steve Cowell's post about building your own garden office is the most popular post on Shedworking (55,300 hits and counting). He
appeared on BBC Radio York yesterday morning to discuss very elogquently the delights of
shedworking and you can lis...
My friend Steve Cowell's post about building your own garden office is the most popular post on Shedworking (55300 hits and counting). He appeared on BBC Radio York yesterday morning to discuss very elogquently the delights of shedworking and you can listen to it again here from 1 hour 36 ...
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The distractions of not being a shedworker
A third of workers in traditional offices say they are regularly distracted for up to three hours a day, according to research by budgeting account provider thinkmoney.  The biggest source of distraction is chatting to colleagues about last night’s televisi...
A third of workers in traditional offices say they are regularly distracted for up to three hours a day, according to research by budgeting account provider thinkmoney. The biggest source of distraction is chatting to colleagues about last night's television, relationship problems, and plans for ...
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HSBC shedworking
Where in the world were you saw the HSBC advert? Help us compile a bigger picture. pic.twitter.com/vlO6YoQ0IO — OfficePOD (@officepod) June 27, 2015 HSBC is using a garden office to promote improved work-life balance in its billboard ads. Specifically, it i...
HSBC is using a garden office to promote improved work-life balance in its billboard ads. Specifically, it is an OfficePod one which are popping up in many trendy locations. We particularly like this one (below) in the Google UK HQ reception area which is used as a diary/interview room and ...
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Moated garden office
If you're looking to move house and are also after a garden office surrounded by water, than Richard Savidge estate agents have just the thing,  a four bedroomed detached house in Ravenshead, Nottingham (on for oiro £675,000). It comes with a circular pavil...
If you're looking to move house and are also after a garden office surrounded by water, than Richard Savidge estate agents have just the thing, a four bedroomed detached house in Ravenshead, Nottingham (on for oiro £675000). It comes with a circular pavilion in the middle of a Koi Carp pond with ...
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Could sheds solve our housing problems?
An interesting short piece in The Guardian by Patrick Barkham suggests that "planners could
draw inspiration from the simplicity of the original concep" of the Shed of the Year competition. Here's a snippet: "Perhaps it is too much to hope that our love fo...
"Perhaps it is too much to hope that our love for sheds might yet transform our housing industry, planning system and building regulations to allow the creation of simpler, cheaper, low-consumption homes. But that passion should be a start." Readers may also want to take a peak at something I ...
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Shedworking. The Independent. Crohn's and Colitis UK. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches.
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