Sunday, December 2, 2007

Day 57 - Manspace II - Shed Wars

Kalymnos is home to a number of fantastic sheds. As we discussed previously, a man from Therma even has a shed made out of a cave.

We need to go back there and get a photo of said shed, but in the meantime, here are two strong new challengers for the title of Best Shed on The Island.

Best Shed Contender Number One

The first pretender to the throne defines the word "ramshackle" and is located in the Agios Savvas neighbourhood on a steep hillside otherwise notable for it's beautiful pine trees, stinking goats and excessive litter.

This architectural triumph has been fashioned from a random collection of planks and sticks, one sheet of galvanised metal, and a rusting tank of some sort. It is held together with bits of string, goats' dung and some old lino.

Obviously built by anarchists, this shed makes you feel like quitting your job, taking up soft drugs and destroying capitalism every time you walk past.

Best Shed Contender Number Two

Shed number two is nicked off a boat. It sits on a windy hillside at the top of a little section on the road to Vothini where a bloke, apparently on his own, is building a house. He uses the cabin/shed to keep his tools in while he does the job.

This ex-floating shed is a great example of the ingenuity of man, a great example of recycling and a great example of what happens when there is no such thing as Homebase.

Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below...

In the meantime, we're going to be hunting for more fantastic sheds to show you and then, at the end of the year, we'll have a big vote and decide a winner. Yeah!


Alan said...

Shed #1 is more of a den than a shed - looks like one of the amazing things me and my mates used to build down the back of Coatbridge on the weekends at my Gran's!

Shed #2 is superb - bet he enjoys it more than his house once its finished.

My vote's for shed #2!

Paul and Nicole said...

Never thought of Kalymnos as being anything like Coatbridge - but now you mention it - I see the resemblance!

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