“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!
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) June 12, 2015
— WMC Action News 5 (@WMCActionNews5) June 6, 2015
— marlene (@SeptembersSong9) June 5, 2015
— hastings+co (@hastings_co) June 4, 2015
— The Domestic Curator (@DomestiCurator) May 31, 2015
— Sunset Magazine (@SunsetMag) May 28, 2015
— LuLu*s (@lulusdotcom) May 15, 2015
— Post City Magazines (@PostCity) May 13, 2015
So ladies — what do you think of the she shed idea? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
[Image via Shutterstock/Stuart Monk]