Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Boat Shed

   The Prize winner Shed 2013

The unusual shed which uses a boat for a roof has won Britain's Shed of the Year contest 2013. Located in the Cambrian Mountain range, mid-Wales, the bizarre but charming shack is made entirely from recycled materials. It contains a wood burner, 12v sound system and gas cooker as well as a refrigerator to chill drinks. The structure also benefits from a 20w solar panel that replaces the boat tiller to power LED lights.

Alex Holland in the shed
The winning shed belongs to Alex Holland from Machynlleth in mid-Wales. Alex said: "The standard and creativity shown by the other entrants has been incredible so I am genuinely surprised to have reached the top spot. With the £1,000 prize money I intend to buy a wind turbine to give me enough electricity to make ice in the fridge for gin and tonics, and to ensure the cider and beers are always chilled. I’ll then be able to have a proper party to celebrate with those who have supported me in getting so far."

The Shed of the Year 2013 winner was announced during National Shed Week, now in its seventh year, the Shed of the Year competition invites "sheddies" from up and down the country to enter their wacky and wonderful shed creations. The contest, sponsored by Cuprinol, received almost 2,000 entries from which eight finalists were picked by almost 14,000 public votes on

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