Wife Builds Her Own ‘She Shed’ in the Catskills Mountains

Posted On Fri, May 29, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, May 29, 2015 By In Architecture, Design, Upstate

Image by Todd Foster via TODAY

Men have their man caves, but when it comes to where a woman can find a place for respite, most are quick to point to the kitchen. Well that’s all changing TODAY reports, as there seems to be an emergence of a new trend: she sheds. These tiny homes are offering wives, mothers and girlfriends an on-site escape away from the stresses of daily life. And at the forefront of this movement? Meet Sandra Foster, a lovely lady who built herself an equally lovely she shed in the heart of the Catskills mountains.

she shedsImage by Barbara Techel

Although tiny, the home comes with all the necessary comforts needed for the ultimate getaway pad—there’s a sofa, books and even a lofted bed. But most importantly, the mini abode allows Foster to shut the door to the outside world, and especially her husband, whenever she needs to. “I did it to save my marriage and recharge my life,” Foster told TODAY.

And Foster isn’t alone. Writer Barbara Techel also touts the benefits of building she sheds. “I have a place to call my own. A place I can come to when I want peace and quiet. When I want to write or read and not be distracted by the TV or my husband, John, talking on the phone in his office,” she says. Techel adds “my space absolutely improved my marriage.” She does however prefer to call her escape a “Zen Writing Cottage.”

However you want to describe them, they’re all a delight to look at and filled with charming details and design touches. See few more she sheds in our gallery below.

[Via Inhabitat NYC via TODAY]


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