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'She Sheds' Are The New Man Caves

First, there were actual caves. Then came man caves. So what's the next hot thing in gender-specific sanctuaries? Meet the "she shed," a backyard haven for busy women seeking a quiet reprieve from the world.
07/07/2015 07:59am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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First, there were actual caves. Then came man caves. So what's the next hot thing in gender-specific sanctuaries? Meet the "she shed," a backyard haven for busy women seeking a quiet reprieve from the world.

We've rounded up some of our favorites, from the humble aluminum-sided storage shed to the tricked-out den retreat.

Get inspired, then get away from everyone.

First, Define The Purpose Of Your She Shed.
Whether it's for reading, crafting or indulging a fave hobby, like gardening.

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Or Simply Make It About Chilling Out.
No dirt allowed in this elegant hideaway.

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Make It Fancy
Ever say, "This is why we can't have nice things"? Solution: Put all your nice things in your own private place (hello, crystal chandelier collection).

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Sometimes, A Gal Just Needs A Moment To Herself
And a 45-minute nap in a padlocked hut finished with coordinating throw pillows.

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Serenity Now
Bedeck your bungalow with ivy and practically disappear into nature.

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Treehouse Chic
Just add lights, a daybed and a glass of wine.

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A Fresh Coat Of Paint Goes A Long Way
The secret to transforming any shed into a personal reprieve.

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As Does A Trip To The Salvage Yard
This guy is made from recycled glass doors and windows.

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Hang A Hammock For A Lazy Day
Um, is that an outdoor shower?

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What Makes You Feel Relaxed?
For some, it's about blurring the line between indoor and outdoor space...

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And For Others...
It's about creating a glorified bunker that says, "leave me be."

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Keep It Contemporary
With minimalist accessories and clean, modern lines.

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Or Really Own Your Theme
Like this quirky Zen den fit for a yoga goddess.

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And For That Rare Time You're Feeling Neighborly
Throw open the door, add bar stools and a few bottles. The backyard pub is open for business.

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