After a Google search I came across SheSheds and found exactly what I was looking for. A shed that can be styled into an art studio come private space just for me.....and with lots of charm.
My husband seemed to think that the foundations/floor was the trickiest part. The rest was like putting a jigsaw together and there were no nails needed for the walls. The planks just slotted into each other.
The warmth of the timber creates a "Swiss chalet" feel and everyone who visits says how quaint and charming it is.
The shed is perfection. It gives me a space to spread all my art things out, rather than using the dining room! It also gives me privacy and space to be me.
The shed is used for meditation, yoga, reading, listening to music and having a champagne or a cuppa with friends and family who visit. And it is peaceful, away from the busy life of raising 3 teenage boys and all the things associated with running a house. It gives me a break and a reset, something that I know is so important for well-being, both mental and physical!
I would highly recommend SheShed as it is the right sort of shed to build if you have had minimal experience building. My husband is not a carpenter but he found, generally speaking, the whole process doable. All you need is some creative juices and a will to complete it.
The support via email and phone was excellent, and when we came to a small hiccup, the SheShed team were very supportive and guided us through and helped us troubleshoot.