Step inside this fairy-tale garden shed

Step inside this fairy-tale garden shed

Are you an insufferable romantic? While “cordwood masonry” sheds employ a building method of days gone by, they still have an unmistakeable charm. This cordwood shed is a particularly charming and whimsical interpretation of this lost building method.

Article excerpt courtesy of Sunset Magazine

Creative ideas for backyard retreats, detached home offices, and reinvented sheds

Fairy tale eco shed

Photography by John Granen, Kathleen Brenzel

Gail and Mark Dupar’s shed looks like a cozy vacation cabin, or something out of “Hansel and Gretel.” But the cordwood structure is really the nerve center of the couple’s kitchen garden on Decatur Island in Washington’s San Juans.

Here they start seedlings, arrange flowers, raise tomatoes, store tools, and dry freshly harvested shallots on the warm brick floor.

Photography by John Granen, Kathleen Brenzel

Tour the cabin’s creative details

A note of caution… If you are looking to add a cordwood garden shed to your property, it is best to first check with your local permit office. We have a previouse blog entry on this topic here. For alternate shed options, you may also wish to look at the DrummondHousePlans Shed Collection.

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