SHE CAVES

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If men have man caves where they can escape, why shouldn't women have their own escapes? Well, there's a new trend to help ladies everywhere shed the stresses of the everyday: meet the She Cave. Typically constructed in a backyard nook, these tiny cottages are perfect for women who want alone time for reading, creating, gardening, or even napping. There are no rules to building a She Cave; they're anything you want them to be (and then some).

We've rounded up some gorgeous inspiration from real ladies' havens, so start your She Cave wish list — it's bound to be a long one!

Give us a call on 0800 118 2399 to arrange a free on site visit to discuss what options you have available and what we can offer you.

The she cave, much like the man cave, is a place solely for women to relax and get away from the stresses of everyday life. The key difference between them though is that the she cave is usually a garden building (shed), not a room in the house. If you have no room in the home but have got some spare room outside, why not get us in to create a shed or garden building and make it the most glamorous shed you have ever laid eyes on?

What can you use a she cave for?

She Caves can have many different uses, let your imagination and hobbies inspire you! Here are a few ideas:

  • A relaxing space with a comfy chair and a good book to relax in and enjoy the garden (add a few more chairs and you’ve got a place for your friends to escape to as well).

  • A room to enjoy yoga or Pilates sessions in peace.

  • A gym.

  • A room to express one’s creativity, whether that is through the medium of painting, drawing, writing, sewing or transforming a shed into a craft room.

  • And who’s to say that it has to be super ‘girly’? You could also use a she shed as a games room, a cinema or a music room/studio as well.

Since men claimed a slice of homes with “man caves”, it was only a matter of time before women wanted a slice of the action. Welcome to the world of she caves.

While man caves are characterised as havens for stereotypically masculine, testosterone-fuelled hobbies, many she caves are equally stereotypically feminine: with clean white walls and Cath Kidston-inspired embellishments. 

While some she caves are typically sheds others take shape in garages, or ornate conservatories.

Designer Justina Blakeney recently told the LA times: “For a long time in history, women have either yearned for or been sent out to have their own space. This idea of a woman having a sacred space — to be creative, to relax — is a really old idea that's now having a resurgence.”

She added the ideal she shed has a “flow between the indoors and outdoors” and lots of natural light so the space doesn’t feel so small. 

Social media, particularly Instagram and Pinterest, is awash with beautiful examples of "she sheds".

And whatever shape, size or style a she cave takes, owners seem to cherish having a spot to relax. “It's really my favorite place in the world to sit in,” she shed owner Leila Sayeg told the LA Times.

Source: independent.co.uk

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