At this very moment, I don't live in my dream house. I'm not exactly complaining - there are a lot of great things about where I live (for one - it is a roof over my head, after all, and for that I'm extremely grateful). One of the symptoms of living in a less than ideal house is my tendency to live through books and magazines - to get sucked into imagery, lost in daydreams of what I believe my ideal abode to be at that very moment.
One book that has captured my interest lately is Shed Chic by Sally Coulthard. It's not that I want to live in a shed, but my ideal place to live would have room for a shed or two. The sheds pictured in this book are pretty luxurious as sheds go. Some are definitely nice enough to live in if space weren't an issue - in fact the term "shed" is used rather loosely in this book, but then, I guess that's where the "chic" kicks in.
For as long as I can remember, I've loved gypsy wagons...
The "shed" below satisfies my rustic side.
If I had chickens, I'd know what I would want their house shed to look like.
A couple of nice work spaces...
This book is not an extensive how-to, but it is informative in an overview sort of way - and it is definitely fun and inspiring. There are many different styles of shed pictured from ultra-modern to traditional to country - all of them pretty good eye candy. If you like that sort of thing, I recommend it.