Gallery: Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled...

Photo © Jan Körbes / Refunc
Maisongomme is a sustainable garden shed made from locally found scrap materials and completely covered with discarded rubber tires. The structure was created for Peter Merry and Marcella Siebert by Refunc as a functional space with room for an office and storage. Already getting a lot of use from the couple, this peculiar and quirky eco-dwelling is also full of playful details!

Maisongomme measures 10×26 ft and features long, vertical windows recovered from a shop that went bust. The windows infuse the space with plenty of light and they allow for fresh air to permeate the interior. The structure was creatively made from scrap wood, insulation glass, repurposed stainless steel trays and some leftovers from an old shed that used to stand on the same space.

But what really makes the structure stand out is it rubbery walls, which have  made from car tires found at a local garage. The tires together with some stone wool insulation make this fantastic garden shed both water and winter-proof. The interior walls were created with assorted pieces of found wood, and their setting form an eco-friendly patchwork motif.

Maisongomme is yet another fantastic example of how we can create our own piece of paradise using what’s already available.

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Photo © Jan Körbes / Refunc


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  1. Garden Office July 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I found this post after looking for other information on garden office but what a great idea, although building garden offices from recycled products is not everyone speciality, it certainly shows that it can be!

  2. richardgrace22 March 1, 2012 at 6:53 am

    We are providing structure of garden office, garden studio, planning permission for garden offices, granny annexes or garden studios and outdoor kitchens.

  3. Daniel Hayes November 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    That is one cool shed! My wife and I both run home-based businesses. Once we outgrew the dining room table we knew we needed a “real” office to keep our sanity. So, we built our office shed dubbed our “World Shedquarters” ourselves and are loving every minute of it! We used a lot of recycable products but nowere near as much as in this article. Way to go Petr and Marcella! You can check ours out at

  4. Greenbee November 11, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Nice. Saw it on Shedworking a couple of years ago and liked it then too…

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