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July 12, 2015

First, there were actual caves. Then came man caves. So what’s the next hot thing in gender-specific sanctuaries? Meet the “she shed,” a backyard haven for busy women seeking a quiet reprieve from the world.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorites, from the humble aluminum-sided storage shed to the tricked-out den retreat.

Get inspired, then get away from everyone.

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First, Define the Purpose of Your She Shed

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Whether it’s for reading, crafting or indulging a fave hobby, like gardening.

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Or Simply Make it About Chilling Out

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No dirt allowed in this elegant hideaway.

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Make it Fancy

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Ever say, "This is why we can't have nice things"? Solution: Put all your nice things in your own private place (hello, crystal chandelier collection). Continue reading this article and see the rest of our favorite "she sheds" here.

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