'A hidden gem' that's 'stunningly beautiful' was how George Clarke described the winning Shed of the Year on Channel 4 on Saturday night.
The TV series, Amazing Spaces, revealed some of the most creative, beautiful and unusual shed spaces, as well as meeting the talented people behind them.
The Allotment Roof Shed
Chosen from over 2,000 entries, Joel Bird's shed boasted a roof top allotment where he grows fruit and vegetables and he explained that, due to a lack of space, 'rather than put a shed on an allotment, I put an allotment on my shed'.
There's even a tin bath in the middle of the leaks, onions and carrots for an al fresco soak after a hard day's gardening.
The shed itself, which was constructed from re-cycled items, relies on solar panels for power and a wood burner for heat. Inside there's a painting and music studio
First to the winning post, the Allotment Roof Shed beat a diverse range of hopefuls from various categories including Tardis sheds paying homage to Doctor Who and another in the Unique section that was designed for pixies and fairies.
Other Popular Conversions
Perhaps the most popular amongst the public would be the sheds converted into Pubs, of which there were several, usually packed full of interesting artefacts.
Eco sheds, including the winning entry, were mainly re-cycled. A good example was the Bottle Dome which used 5000 glass bottles to reflect light and heat from the sun into its interior.
Even 'normal' category sheds threw up surprises, with disco and diner conversions and another that was kitted out with Dad's Army memorabilia.
Create Space With A Shed
As George Clarke pointed out, 'Sheds are no longer just places for men to escape to. They transform the way people live their lives. 'The once humble garden shed is now the place of hidden passions, hobbies and incredible design.
The Office, Cabin, Studios and Summerhouses categories illustrated how useful sheds can be as an extension of the home, creating working and relaxing spaces especially if space within a house is limited.
Considering that the winning shed took five years to build, if you want an amazing space in a shorter time span, there's a huge selection of garden sheds, summerhouse and chalets and log cabins to choose from on the GardenSite website.
Perhaps then you can personalise the structure and enter next year's competition.