With house prices soaring again and mortgage rates on the increase, people are finding different ways to get the best out of their property. You may not think by placing a shed at the bottom of the garden it would make much difference but you are, in effect, adding an extra room to your home and new outdoor shed designs include a gypsy caravan, a reading room inspired by Virginia Woolf, a modern day rotating sphere and a rope bridge tree house. We’ve featured all these designs below to inspire you into spending more quality time outdoors.
From the gypsycaravancompany.co.uk you can find authentic caravans priced from around £12,500 unfurnished and the best thing about these outdoor properties is that they can be moved about your garden to suit the time of year. Inspired by the Victorian ‘Reading’ style Gypsy caravan, they are fully fitted with an extending double bed, seating with lockers underneath, a pull-out table, wardrobe, cupboards, fireplace, bookshelves and a secret den, which children will adore. Use them as a spare bedroom, an office space or simply for somewhere quiet to read as their caravans are specifically designed for each individual use. And you can take them with you should you sell your house. Delivery is £350 plus VAT to mainland UK and they also have a competition on their website where you can win one of their caravans.
Scottsofthrapston.co.uk are renowned for high quality, specialist timber products. Established in 1920, they are a fixture at the The Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows. This gorgeous summerhouse was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s refurbished tool shed which was located at the bottom of her garden, where she spent many hours writing her novels. Made from European oak or redwood, it can come with insulation installed for those cold chilly winter days. Perfect for you to write your latest novel! Priced from £7,995.
For the space age lovers amongst us, check out this stunning Rotating Sphere Lounger from John Lewis. The stainless steel roof provides shade and reflects the heat and the windows are bronze tinted to prevent glare from the sun. It can seat up to ten people, it rotates on 6 sealed chromium bearings which run on a galvanized angle iron track, and comes complete with seats and height adjustable table. When lowered to the height of the seat, the table and seat together can be formed into a full circle to make a bed, comfortably covered with a full set of luxurious cushion pads. Available from johnlewis.com at £7,195.
Finally, fancy getting back to your childhood days? Well now you can with the help of squirreldesign.co.uk. This is a family run business that designs and constructs amazing structures including; Tree Houses, Garden Retreats, Garden Offices, Summerhouses, Pool Shelters, Play Houses and more. What is more they will work with you to design and build bespoke structures that bring ideas to life and turn them into reality. Guildline costs start from around £12,000 for a full structure but you can get a base platform with ropes and ladders from about £6,000.