We’ve all heard of the “Man Cave” — the dark oasis many men retreat to with lots of beer, sports channels and maybe even a sign that reads, “No girls allowed.” But now, it seems, women want their equal due. Enter: the “She Shed.”
Women have taken to converting pool houses and storage sheds into private places where they can meditate, relax and work — without the distraction of their husbands and children.
“It’s something women didn’t know we needed until someone said, ‘She shed,’” explains Amy Spearing, a Virginia mom who recently created a Parisian-themed room of her own. “I feel a lot calmer out there.”
Texas wife Ramona Jarvis concurs, “I come out here to get away from my husband,” she says of her own shed-turned meditation center and home office.
While not all “She Sheds” are costly, the price can rise if women want to customize their getaways. For instance, a Des Moines Iowa woman says she spent $80,000 on hers.
Home improvement companies like Lowe’s, Home Depot and Best Buy are jumping on the bandwagon, marketing sex-specific offerings and even pre-fab options for those who don’t want to go through the rigorous process of creating a structure from scratch and dealing with zoning headaches.
“Most women don’t go away for the weekend,” explains one “She Shedder” to the Wall Street Journal. “They just need to go away for an hour on a Wednesday.”
You’ve come a long way, baby. Live your best life! [WSJ]