"She sheds" -- quite the tongue twister, don't you think? So what is a she shed? To put it simply, it's a man cave for women.
While men get their man caves, women are looking for a place of their own -- and please, no bad females belong in the kitchen jokes! Just like men, women need a place they can call their own, a place they can go and relax and get away from the everyday stresses of work, family, and even social drama. That's where she sheds come in.
According to ABC 7 News Chicago, she sheds are a new trend that is sweeping the nation and a few women have been making news in Texas as they show off their very own private backyard retreats. Tamara Harbert from Houston, Texas, is one of those women, and she can't stop raving about her she shed.
"It's being away, without being away, which I love," said Harbert. "I read in there, I do paint in there, now I'm doing some collages – I love color. I love eclectic things. I love antiques."
Harbert says she has all sorts of things in her private she shed, including furniture, ceiling fans, and even an air conditions, though she did tell ABC News that most are either things she found others throwing away or stuff her family members have made throughout the years.
"Everything in there is either something someone was throwing out, or things that we've made," Harbert said. "Things you'll find in there. My daughter would paint a rock, or glue something together. I kept it, it's in there."
Ann Perry is another Texas native who has been making news thanks to her she shed, a place where Perry says is her "still place," her place to help relieve her stress. According to WFSB, Perry's she shed was actually a Mother's Day gift that she received back in 2009 from her father, husband, and her sons, and what makes it even more special is the fact that the shed is "almost exclusively re-purposed items."
"A lot of windows. I found a lot of them in Canton," Perry said. "The flooring bricks that came from my grandparents. It was an old cotton gin. You know everything needs a second chance."
She sheds are now becoming so big that there are countless images on the net, including on Twitter and on Pinterest. Want to see a few ideas for she sheds for yourself? Just check out some of the images found on Twitter!
Men have their caves, and now women have their sheds. MORE INFO & PHOTOS OF SHEDS ---> http://t.co/zMM3pyyCUv pic.twitter.com/2joSllIiYM
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) June 12, 2015
Men have MAN CAVES; now women have SHE SHEDS >>http://t.co/Fz98vM3FPc pic.twitter.com/YKd9SwXJQH
— WMC Action News 5 (@WMCActionNews5) June 6, 2015
'She Shed' a woman's equivalent to "Man Cave" http://t.co/WbGlXx2M2Y Any Style #shabbychic #RecycledMaterials pic.twitter.com/31XSiQYqAL
— marlene (@SeptembersSong9) June 5, 2015
Check out the official @hastings_co 'she-shed' - the place we go to dream of #trustaccounts. http://t.co/oczXQq5KRI pic.twitter.com/KV4pxpECsf
— hastings+co (@hastings_co) June 4, 2015
SHE #SHEDS - It's the room you never knew you always wanted! #gardening #entertaining http://t.co/v5A9fhems1 pic.twitter.com/vxGqdegkzE
— The Domestic Curator (@DomestiCurator) May 31, 2015
Super cute "she sheds" for your backyard bliss inspiration: http://t.co/IMpXeFkGBr (via @popsugarhome pic.twitter.com/8kFE99Q9By
— Sunset Magazine (@SunsetMag) May 28, 2015
Check out these adorable "She Sheds" http://t.co/D5cWlyL5XK pic.twitter.com/K5skgeGXGQ
— LuLu*s (@lulusdotcom) May 15, 2015
Looking for a long weekend project? How about building a "she shed". @glenpeloso has more: http://t.co/XWfPUMis1m pic.twitter.com/KZe3hJ9ds0So ladies -- what do you think of the she shed idea? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
— Post City Magazines (@PostCity) May 13, 2015
[Image via Shutterstock/Stuart Monk]