Garden lovers can be creative in their sheds

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Britons can use their garden sheds as an outlet for their creativity, it was suggested today (June 25th).

For the majority of homeowners, sheds are a standard garden feature which are simply used for storing tools, patio furniture and possibly even bikes.

However, writing for the Independent, Jay Merrick explained that history is littered with examples of individuals who have used their sheds as a source of inspiration.

"The father of existentialist philosophy, Martin Heidegger, was happiest in his wooden hut on the slopes of the Schwarzwald in Bavaria," he wrote.

"Rapper Snoop Dogg wrote hit songs in his garden shed; William Harley and Arthur Davidson assembled their first motorcycle in a backyard shed; and the sculptor Henry Moore was so addicted to working in sheds that he had several."

Mr Merrick also noted that there are many "architecturally interesting" shed designs garden lovers could opt for, many of which are "quite radical".

Meanwhile, the Sun has revealed that the shortlist for UK Shed of the Year includes a Doctor Who Tardis, a mini naval museum and a pirate ship.

Posted by David Webb   - 25 June 2010
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