Chrissy’s garden office in St Neots needs your votes for ‘shed of the year’ award

Chrissy Brown, from Eaton Ford, who is a finalist in shed of the year competition

Chrissy Brown, from Eaton Ford, who is a finalist in shed of the year competition - Credit: Archant

Seasoned traveller Chrissy Brown has created a small piece of heaven in her Eaton Ford back garden.

Decorated with items found washed up on beaches around the world and a desk covered with comics and books from her childhood, Chrissy has created a beach hut style hideout which she hopes will be crowned Shed of The Year 2015.

With just a few days left for the public to vote, the wooden office in Eaton Ford has been shortlisted in the Garden Office category.

If it wins, Chrissy will go forward to the final, which will be televised on Channel 4’s “George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Shed of Year Show”.

The winner also gets £1,000 from sponsors Cuprinol, a wooden plaque, £100 of Cuprinol products and a giant crown for their shed.

Chrissy, who runs a pottery painting, build a bear and craft studio in St Neots called Crafty Monkeys, said: “After visiting my accountant in his garden office I instantly had shed envy and knew I had to get a garden office despite the fact my garden is not very big.

“All logic went out of the window, I just had to have one and when I get this feeling I don’t stop until it happens.”

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The annual contest, which celebrates some of the best designed and created small spaces in the UK, has been running since 2007.

Every year sees even more eccentric, wacky and inventive ways of building a small room – known broadly as the garden shed.

Traditionally thought of as a male-dominated obsession, Chrissy’s garden office also marks a rise in what has lovingly become known as the “She Shed”.

Chrissy said: “My ‘She Shed’ has quickly become my obsession and I have totally fallen in love with what has become my sanctuary at the bottom of my smallish garden.

“Once inside I am transported to a happy, calm and uplifting space, blinkering out the fact I am actually situated mid terrace in a town with houses all around me.”

Voting is open until Friday, (May 29).

INFORMATION: To see Chrissy’s shed and vote for her, visit