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IF MEN can have a man cave, why shouldn’t women have one to es­cape to?

Meet the She Shed, a new trend which gives women their own hide-out.

Built in a back­yard nook, th­ese tiny sheds or cot­tages are per­fect for women who want a space for read­ing, cre­at­ing, gar­den­ing or even nap­ping.

Celebrity in­te­rior de­signer and dec­o­ra­tor Tara Den­nis says the She Shed is the new must-have.

Den­nis says that while some women are in­stalling a She Shed in their back­yard, oth­ers like her­self have trans­formed a ne­glected cor­ner in their house into their per­fect sanc­tu­ary.

“Hav­ing a cre­ative space has al­ways been a dream for many but what I be­lieve is push­ing this lat­est trend in She Sheds is the rise and rise of on­line busi­nesses, blog­gers and peo­ple work­ing from home,” Den­nis says.

“Work­ing from a home en­vi­ron­ment is a lux­ury for many but can also be stress­ful when it be­comes dif­fi­cult to sep­a­rate work from fam­ily life.

“Carv­ing out a ded­i­cated space is cru­cial, not only for more pro­duc­tive be­hav­iour but also for the well­be­ing of you and your fam­ily.”

A She Shed can be cre­ated in­doors or out­doors, any space you feel com­fort­able in, she says. Other op­tions could be a stu­dio in the gar­den, a loft con­ver­sion or con­vert­ing a small room or even a land­ing.

“It’s im­por­tant to carve out a space where you want to be and spend time in. You’ll be so much more pro­duc­tive in a happy place,” Den­nis says.

Women only … a She Shed of­fers a woman a space where she can get away from it all, Tara Den­nis, pic­tured in her own small stu­dio, says.

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