Small spaces are beautiful and efficient, but they are even more delightful when they make imaginative use of recycled materials. This tiny shed with a repurposed boat roof was just named the winner of the 2013 Shed of the Year contest. It stands among the rolling hills of Wales, it's made entirely from recycled materials, and it's topped with an old wooden boat and a small solar panel.
Located at an altitude of 750ft above sea level in the Cambrian Mountain range, mid Wales, the rustic and charming shelter is made from recycled materials. The roof is made from a 14ft long old fishing boat made in the 1900s and has a 20w solar panel that powers LED lights. Windows from a 1940s caravan and from a 400-year-old farmhouse were upcyled and fixed with a composite natural material called wattle and daub (soil+clay+straw+animal dung).
The well-equipped nautical shed is heated by a 19th century French enamel wood burning stove and has a 12v sound system and as well as a refrigerator to store chilled drinks. Full of nautical nonsense starting from a boat that is now a roof, the cozy shed is also an ideal place for retreating into the wilderness. And as the owner has already realized, is an ideal space for middle-aged women to get drunk and dance wildly under the stars!
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