Sheds. Not the most interesting of topics to talk about practical they are.

But these days, sheds hold a lot more than house tools or gardening equipment – which is what Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year is all about celebrating.

Emerging from their chrysalis like a caterpillar to a butterfly, these sheds are so much more than your bog standard garden clutter-magnet.

With 32 finalists hoping the public votes for theirs as Shed of the Year 2017, there’s a lot to choose from.

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To give you some shed-spiration, we’ve picked 11 of them but you can check out the rest of the finalists and vote for your favourite at

Pricklebums Hedgehog Rescue

This old summerhouse was renovated into a hedgehog hospital using recycled, donated or second-hand materials.

The Priory Chapel and Cathedral Church of Our Lady

This fully functioning place of worship has its own congregation who attend services and daily Mass.

Abc Cinema

34 people can take to their seats here to watch films, play computer games, listen to music and be transported back to a cinema of the 70s or 80s.

Mini Manor

Made by a husband for his wife’s 50th birthday, it’s used as her escape from the world.

Garage Simulator

A commercial Boeing 737 flight simulator sits in this one, which is used to run flight experiences from novices through to qualified pilots.

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Wee Tower

In the eco category, this shed has a skylight for visitors to enjoy a spot of star gazing when evening comes.


It’s blue, it’s pink, it’s full of flamingos and it’s used as a multi-purpose summer workspace by a YouTuber.

Whisky HQ

Used as a family retreat once a week, it’s also the meeting place for a whisky group who gather throughout the year to score different whiskys.

The Mushroom House

The 12-year-old daughter of this creator handed him £500 and asked her dad to build her a house in the shape of a mushroom.

Team UnLimbited

This shed is the HQ of Team UnLimbited, which designs, prints and delivers 3D printed hands and arms – for free - to children who are in need of an artificial arm but are unable to afford one.

Rosewood Station

All aboard at Rosewood Station, a 1930s inspired country railway halt waiting room packed with old railway signs, steam train sound effects and plenty of nostalgia.

Voting for Shed of the Year 2017 closes at midday on Friday June 2; the winner will be announced on Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year later this summer.