Last year, the "she-shed" emerged as the female answer to the man cave. Now there's a sophisticated new crop of chic sheds — sunlight-drenched spaces nestled in equally inviting backyard gardens. Here, one lucky owner invites us in.
The name: The Hobby House.
Owner: Donna Jenkins, stylist and owner of , shares her tiny backyard workshop.
Location: Sharpsville, IN.
Size: 61 square feet.
Out here you'll find me: Doing everything I can't do in the house, like spray-painting and flower pressing.
I also love to: Host flower-arranging workshops.
My design inspiration in five words or less: A Colonial saltbox.
Salvaged window count: 34.
I have a serious green thumb when it comes to: Boxwoods. I've learned to propagate them from scratch and couldn't be more proud.
If you look closely you'll notice: The potting bench my husband built me [far right] has running water. All my projects are messy—I need a spot to clean up!
Best junking find: Well, it sort of found me. The green Adirondack chairs [page 54] my son made in his high school shop class look great no matter where they land.
Here, the magic hour is: 3 p.m. in the summer. The front windows sparkle when the sunlight hits.
This space is best enjoyed with: Sun tea made right on site.