Writer’s Retreat

Playing on the idea of the shed as a retreat from domestic life, this cabin for a writer offers a workplace hideaway at the bottom of the garden.

Client: Private
Construction Value: £21,000
Completion: 1999
Location: London


The timber structure is composed of prefabricated parts for quick and easy assembly on site.

Inside, a variety of comfortable places are crafted for sitting, thinking, writing and reading, including a day bed perched high up in the back wall. Views of the surrounding garden and woods are framed in carefully placed openings that catch the light from morning till dusk.



Photos by Paul Smoothy