Shepherd’s Hut Inspo for Your Fantasy She Shed
Blame it on Pinterest and Instagram, but we’ve got a major case of she shed envy these days. Who doesn’t secretly desire a little backyard hideaway for gardening, writing, crafting and working? The latest she shed trend is making it even easier to have one in your own backyard, no power tools or mad carpentry skills needed. Shepherd’s huts are pre-built and have wheels for easy transportation. Just roll it on up the drive and through the gate, and voila! Your she shed dreams are about to come true.
1. At Home Away from Home: Picture yourself now, sitting outside your shepherd’s hut, complete with colorful bunting and cozy outdoor armchair. You can tuck this shed on wheels away at the bottom of your garden. It will be your secret place to spend a lazy afternoon. (via Laura Butler-Madden)
2. Glamping in Your Own Backyard: A bunting-draped shepherd’s hut sits amidst the trees, lunch bubbles away over an open fire and an ice cold G+T sits cupped in the palm of your hand. You’ve found your happy place. (via Jonathan Buckley/Home Shopping Spy)
4. Far from the Madding Crowd: This caravan is a reproduction of one found near writer Thomas Hardy’s cottage in Dorset. Originally used by shepherds as mobile shelters, the Victorians later turned them into artists’ studios or whimsical retreats. (via Seafield View)
5. Minimalist Caravan: Whether you use this for creative space or a nap station, it will make all your downtime peaceful. Style as a homey retreat or a more minimalist space for your individual style. (via The Chromologist)
7. 5-Star Glamping: Wondering if a hut’s for you? Try one on for size. You can stay in this shepherd’s hut that sits in a peaceful wildflower meadow, or just your backyard. A double bed, plump mattress and pillows and wood-burning stove make the stay more than just comfortable. (via The Old Grainary)
8. All-Seasons Retreat: More Swiss chalet than garden shed, some shepherd’s huts come complete with tiny fitted kitchens and wood-burning stoves. The view from those romantic French doors is just as inviting in winter. Are you typing away at your novel yet? (via House to Home)
9. Cabin on Wheels With Ocean Views: This caravan is quaint, with its curved roof, small door overhang and board and batten siding. But inside you’ll find a queen-sized bed, cozy couch and wood-burning stove. Enjoy watching the sun rise and set, while feeling like you’re the only two people on the planet. (via Tiny House Talk)
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!