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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE SHED

It seems as soon as people learned to put a roof over their heads, they started creating places to fill with work, life and play. Archaeologists have evidence that humans living in caves used smaller caves or alcoves. In early Europe people built them from mammoth tusks and skins. Even Eskimos built shed-like structures from blocks of snow and ice. Yes, the humble shed has been part of everyday life ever since we started living […]

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CHECK LIST TO GET YOUR SHED SHIPSHAPE FOR 2017

It’s a new year, which means some of us are resolving to do things like lose weight and get in shape. It’s also a good time to think about a few ways to keep your shed in great condition, so you’ll get more out of it for years to come. We’ve put together a little check list of simple things to do to get your shed ready for a great 2017. Pest control Critters make […]

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EARN HOLIDAY CASH WITH A BACKPACKER-FRIENDLY SHED BNB

AirBNB has changed the way people go on vacation around the world. Now ordinary people are opening their homes, rooms, cottages and even couches to travelers from around the globe and earning good money from it. There are many that provide near hotel-like accommodation for people with a bit of dosh, but what about the lower end of the spectrum? Is there a place for that time honoured Aussie tradition – the backpacker? Surfers and […]

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TEACH YOUR KIDS TO MAKE MONEY WITH A HOLIDAY BUSINESS IN A SHED

School’s out! Holidays are here and you know what that means. If you’ve got kids, they’ll either be causing chaos around the house, or parked in front of the TV. If you have space you could give them something much more interesting to do and teach them a few life lessons along the way. We’ve all probably done the lemonade stand back in the day, but that’s so 1985. Why not get them to start […]

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WORKING FROM HOME? HERE’S A FRESH TAKE ON WORK-SPACES FOR FREELANCERS

As Bob Dylan once said, the times they are a-changing. A large proportion of Australians are abandoning the 9-to-5 grind in favour of self-employment and better work-life balance. In fact, a study conducted by the research firm Edelman Berland found that 4.1 million Australians (32% of the workforce) had freelanced between 2014-15. The trend is so clear that its even been given a name. It’s called the gig economy. Thanks to the improvements in digital […]

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THE MISKIN’S SHED

Sometimes you’ll find our sheds in unexpected places, but just as often they’re right there in the neighbour’s yard next door. The ones close to home are no less fascinating to us and today we continue our exploration into some of the lives behind our sheds, with the story of Bev and Bill Miskin. Two self-described “typical Queenslanders” with a love of family and the good old Aussie life. Married for 42 years, the couple […]

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THE ULTIMATE PLAY ROOM

Like many of us, a lot of my childhood memories played out on the living room carpet. We didn’t have a dedicated play room, but nevertheless we entertained ourselves building pillow forts and conducting elaborate battles with Lego weaponry. It was terrific fun, but I also spent a fair bit of time picturing my own ultimate games room. I always dreamed of building a place that would be the envy of all my friends. I […]

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PET PARADISE – ShedBoss

If you’re an animal lover, you probably feel a little guilty when you leave them at home. We’d all like to spend more time with our pets. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take them for walks, go hiking or take them for a romp on the beach every day of the week? Unfortunately, most of the time life takes over. Between work commitments, family gatherings and taking the kids to the endless sporting […]

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IS YOUR SHED SUFFERING FROM STUFFOCATION?

Have you ever walked into your shed and just been overwhelmed by things crammed into every nook and cranny? Have you ever found yourself tripping over cords, tools or machines just making your way from one side to the other? Have you ever found yourself stretching to reach over, around or through piles of things just to reach the light switch? Your shed may be suffering from “stuffocation”! Stuffocation is a condition that arises as […]

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FIRE UP THE IMAGINATION – CREATIVE WAYS TO USE YOUR SHED

Looking for something to do in your shed? The internet is a wonderful tool that has given us a glimpse of the fascinating things people are doing with their spare time. Before the web, many tinkerers and artisans were hidden in their sheds where they cooked up amazing creations far from the eyes of the world. Now, thanks to online video, virtually anywhere you look these days you’ll find people exploring their interests and coming […]