The boat that became a shed that won a competition

The boat that became a rather cool shed

Alex Holland’s shed 750ft above sea level in the Cambrian Mountains near Machynlleth – where else? – has just won the Shed of the Year Award sponsored by Cuprinol.

The whole thing is made from recycled materials. The roof in particular is a 14ft by 7ft inshore fishing boat from Cardigan Bay that was made between 1900 and 1910. To create the shed it was placed on a frame made up from four telegraph polesand covered with sheeting stuck down with roofing felt adhesive and liberally dosed with bitumen paint and roofing paint.

Read all about it here. My thanks to Giacomo de Stefano for spotting this one.