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8 Funky Backyard Tiny Sheds Shortlisted for the UK’s 2013 Shed of the Year Competition

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 24, 2013 @ 5:33 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Roof,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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Founded by Uncle Wilco, the Shed of the Year competition acknowledges a crucial aspect of the United Kingdom’s culture. But these days, it’s no longer satisfactory to have a small block room with a bunch of tools hanging haphazardly inside. Instead, these “sheddies” have constructed backyard buildings out of recycled materials [2], topped them with green roofs [3], or shaped them as boats; one even has a mini pub inside.

The winner will be announced around 1 July, 2013 during Shed Week; in the meantime, eight finalists that won each of the following categories will be considered for the grand prize: eco shed [4], garden office [5], best cabin or summerhouse, workshop/studio, unique shed, pub shed, Tartis shed and normal shed. Click through our gallery for a closer look and tell us in the comments who you believe should walk away with £1,000.

Via Shed Blog [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/8-funky-backyard-tiny-sheds-shortlisted-for-the-uks-2013-shed-of-the-year-competition/the-stencil-shed/

[2] recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-materials/

[3] green roofs: http://inhabitat.com/norway-green-roof-homes/

[4] eco shed: http://inhabitat.com/tetra-shed-a-modern-modular-office-for-your-garden/

[5] garden office: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-garden-shed-made-from-planks-and-bottles-is-reminiscent-of-a-chapel/

[6] Shed Blog: http://www.shedblog.co.uk/2013/06/11/the-finalists-for-shed-of-the-year-2013-announced/

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