Selecting, building, and creating a SheShed not only results in a beautiful addition to your home, but it can be an incredibly fun and engaging summer project for the whole family. It provides a unique oasis for relaxation, work or hobbies in your backyard, and also presents a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about planning, building, and decorating too. With a well-structured build schedule, everyone can actively participate in the process and build a special space that will last for many more years to come.
The first step is planning. Sit down as a family and start creating a build schedule for the SheShed. It is an exciting and unique project to be a part of! Encourage everyone to share their thoughts on the cabin's purpose, placement, and functionality. Kids can draw their dream SheShed or list down features they'd like to see. Additionally, you can create your schedule so that everyone in the family can really showcase their strengths - whether it is building, project management, painting, decorating or even making delicious lunches - everyone has a chance to shine and contribute to the SheShed build! Here is an example of an easy to follow build schedule with timelines below:
Developing a timeline is a great way to visualise how long you want your project to take; we recommend including tasks suitable for different age groups. For instance, you can involve the whole family with choosing the ideal SheShed Cabin and style, but can let the kids unleash their creativity and help with selecting paints, fabrics, or small decorations. Someone with past DIY experience would be best at shopping for the right tools needed for the project, and would also have a natural approach towards assembling the foundation and SheShed Cabin. Younger kids can help with simpler tasks like painting, while older ones can assist in assembly or decorating. Of course, someone with great organisational skills would make the perfect project manager to keep the cabin build on track!
It is such a fun time putting your build schedule into action. Encourage teamwork and celebrate milestones together. Not only can you allocate specific tasks to each family member based on their skills and interests, but you can also use the project tasks as an opportunity to teach children new and valuable skills. Whether it's hammering nails, reading plans and instructions, painting walls, or arranging furniture, there's a new learning opportunity for everyone.
Once the SheShed Cabin is complete, the final step is the grand unveiling. Think about having a special ceremony to celebrate the completion of the SheShed and all the valuable work the family has put into achieving such a special milestone. It's a space everyone has contributed to, so it's important to acknowledge and appreciate the teamwork that went into it. Then, all that is left is to enjoy the SheShed together and make lots of amazing memories in your very own space to inspire!