It appears the answer is yes… habitable sheds are popping up in the UK.
“A fascinating business proposition in Oxford is moving the shedworking/tiny houses story forward.
As reported by the BBC Oxford businessman Robin Swailes is marketing £25,000 shedlike pods (3m x 2.5m) with electricity, kitchen, bed, toilet, shower, underfloor heating and running water as small homes for those struggling to get onto the property ladder in the city.”
A new television show in the UK will feature the construction of an off-grid tiny house.
“Kevin McCloud from that Grand Designs has got the shed bug (and who hasn’t nowadays) but he’s also got a new telly series Man Made Home which starts Sun Sunday 23 Sep, 8pm on Channel 4 – which sees him build a shed.”
A new tiny house builder in the UK specializes in yurt inspired round houses.
“Rotunda Living is now up and running for those of you with a penchant for circular shedworking. Pictured above and below is their first 4m pod, modelled by the company’s founder Gemma Roe and her new baby, which you can now see at their show site in Knutsford (and on their Facebook page)”
“Most of the people who contact Historic Shed about building an outbuilding have a historic home that they want to complement. A few have more modern style homes but want something traditional in their backyard. Our most recent project was a cross between the two. The house at the site is new but has Craftsman influences in the design, so we designed the new one-car garage with details that reflect the newly built home.”
Kevin from the Solar Shed wrote this guest post for We Love Sheds.
“Over the years, Shed men and women have often pondered as to how to power up their wooden edifices, and be able to see when its dark, stay warm in the winter when preparing the ‘plot’, make a brew and all the other things that shed folk would like, to make life easier.”
Alt. Build Blog has an update on a Japanese Style Shed they reported on a while back.
One of the more popular posts in this blog has been A Japanese Style Shed, and we were recently given a tour by the current owners of the property, and got to see the many improvements they have added.
A new prefab shed on the market that might make a good tiny house. This one is only 8×8 but other models are said to be coming soon. This one was spotted at a Lowes in Colorado.
“The price for that 8×8 model is $2,800. A bit pricy maybe but a trade off with ease of assembly and insulation factor. I am sure the fire proof shell adds to that cost. With all of our dead pine trees and already dry summer, the fire proofing is getting a lot of talk here in the dry West.”
Here’s a great time lapse video that shows how a tiny stick-built building goes together. It nicely illustrated how little building material is needed and how few steps are really needed to provide a basic structure. I first saw this on Shedworking.