You've probably heard of a "man cave" but this charming alternative — adorably called a "she shed" — will have you rushing to build one in your backyard.


Alan Parker of Semmes, Ala., decided to build his wife Teani a space wherein she could spend time decompressing from her daily stresses completely undisturbed. The 144-square-foot bit of backyard paradise allows her to take a mini-vacation whenever she wants — without having to leave home.
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When sharing the story of her "she shed" on Hometalk, Parker can't help but declare "I love it."

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The pastel color palette adds just the right amount of sweetness to the exterior, and the scrollwork lends some feminine flourish to the otherwise angular structure.

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Parker tells readers that her husband began this endeavor in the spring of last year. This is what the shed looked like initially.

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The building process was a labor of love, and you can see how much heart went into the construction when it's complete.

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This is Parker's view from the settee. Thanks to all the windows, she can enjoy the sun while lounging and can even take a cat nap while feeling its warm rays. Of course, Parker also has a heat pump that allows her to regulate the temperature of her shed, no matter the season.

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In keeping with the quaint exterior, Parker decorated the interior with a shabby chic theme. The decor is a combination of antique finds, such as the aqua lamp in the corner, and items Parker made herself. The settee's cushion cover is an example of her handiwork.

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A dazzling chandelier adds a touch of elegance to Parker's "she shed" and also provides ample light for reading and crafting.

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This table and the plates are also antiques, and the decorative cakes are actually made from sponges. What a cute and creative way to tie the color scheme together!

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This antique rocking chair serves as more than just a decorative piece. According to Parker, it still folds up properly.

"She sheds" are rising in popularity and Parker's tour is sure to spark some shed-envy. Whether you're enjoying some alone time or having tea with another "she shed" enthusiast, these pint-size palaces are the ultimate girlie getaway.