With super sheds and cute cabins galore, the Shed of the Year competition is back.
Take a look around some of the world’s most unusual, incredible and inspiring creations.
1. Villa Ardilla, Granada, Spain
This colourful and compact cabin was built using materials scavenged from a junkyard and gives a real feeling of living among the trees.
2. Eryn, British Columbia, Canada
This beautiful nest-like construction sits elegantly among the canopy of a Vancouver forest and is an ideal spot to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the real world.
3. Painting Studios, Lake Skarhamn, Sweden
These sheds were set up by the Nordic Watercolour museum to encourage collaboration between artists and art students.
4. Reindeer Pavilion, Dovrefjell National Park, Norway
You’ll have to embark on a 1.5km hike to visit this building, but it’s worth the effort when you discover this viewpoint over the Dovrefjell mountains.
5. Garden House, Netherlands
Offering flexibility, this clever space can extend from six metres to 12 metres long thanks to an inner shell of double glass and an overarching roof of steel. It can also be opened up to the elements.
6. Bivouac, Vardø, Norway
With a more extreme feeling, Bivouac exposes visitors to the harsh rocky arctic Norwegian landscape.
7. Playhouse, Finland
The ultimate children’s playhouse, this clever creation offers a blank canvas for your imagination to run wild.
8. The Glass House, Wisconsin, US
Built in just three months from recycled glass door panels and a tin roof rescued from a local salvage yard, this shed is perfect for weary travellers seeking a few home comforts in a natural setting.
9. Lushna, Slovenia
Taking inspiration from a traditional tent, this cabin provides a superb solution to uneven camping ground on a Slovenian campsite.
10. The Mermaid House, Colorado, US
Inspired by a love of mermaids and micro-living, this tiny hand-built house is made entirely out of recycled cordwood and bottles.
Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the Comments section below.
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