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alex johnson
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Britain's obsession with luxury playhouses
An interesting article by Tom Bawden in the Independent [disclosure - I work for the super soaraway Indy] looks at the increasingly complex playhouses on the market for children. Here's a snippet: Not so long ago, the average child was perfectly happy with ...
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Sheds more popular for working in than storage says poll
Research from Dunster House suggests that keeping sheds as storage areas is no longer the most popular way of using them  - more than half of the people surveyed said they use their shed as a dedicated hobby space or relaxing hideaway. Second most popular w...
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Shedworking support worker job
Age UK Cheshire is looking for a part time 'Men in Sheds Support Worker', somebody who is sensitive, friendly and patient with good listening and communication skills, plus a willingness to learn woodwork techniques (or, I'm assuming, have them already). He...
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Win a shed
Beast Sheds have a nice competition for UK bloggers on their site ( details here ) to win one of their 5×4 Pent B model sheds worth £499, delivered and fitted free of charge. All you need to do is write a blog post about how to use a shed creatively and the...
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Shed’onomics: Shed of the Year report
Nice infographic thingy. See the full story in The Independent .
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British Pathé and George Bernard Shaw's shed
Film archive British Pathé has put its entire collection to YouTube. Naturally, among the 85,000 rare 20th Century videos now available to the public are plenty including sheds and huts, such as this one featureing George Bernard Shaw and his writing shed, ...
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Launch your business in an escape shed
Here's an interesting idea from the Escape the City folk - one lucky person will get three months' free use of a shedworking atmosphere near Clapham Common to set up their new business. It's a liveable shedworking atmosphere so there's also a tiny house log...
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Henry 'Tarka the Otter' Williamson's writing shed up for sale
The writing hut built by author Henry Williamson is to be auctioned next month.

Williamson paid for its construction in 1929 (pictured below that year) with prize money from winning the Hawthornden Prize for literature. It is built in oak and elm with slat...
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Is this the most shedworkingesque road sign in the world?
Eagle-eyed Shedworking reader Dan Norcev sent this in to us this morning, spotted in the middle of Paris. Does anybody else know of a more shedlike collection of shedbased streets and roads?
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Inspired by wild deer in the forest. Material: Solid Oak
1070mm x 930mm x 215mm Be Design
Inspired by wild deer in the forest. Material: Solid Oak 1070mm x 930mm x 215mm Be Design
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Journalist, blogger
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  • Journalist, blogger, present
  • The Independent, NACC, Pearson, INM, Age Concern, NACC, Bear Publishing, PSP
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York - Shropshire, Madrid, London,
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Shedworking. The Independent. Crohn's and Colitis UK. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches.
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