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Behold! Britain's 8 Mightiest Sheds

Here are the finalists for the competition everyone wants to win: 2013 Shed Of The Year.

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Welcome to the 7th annual Shed Of The Year. The competition invites 'Sheddies' in the UK to submit their dens for the chance to be crowned victorious, with a prize sum of £1,000.

Categories include: Eco Shed, Garden Office, Cabin/ Summerhouse, Workshop/ Studio, Unique Shed, Pub Shed, TARDIS Shed, Normal Shed. The public votes for a category winner, and each category winner is entered into the final - with the winner being announced during Shed Week (1st July).


4. The shed that's also a cider bar. / Via

Wiltshire artist Luke Hollingworth was a runner-up in 2012's competition, and has refined his entry since. His shed showcases his artwork, and also contains a cider bar.

5. The shed with a boat for a roof. / Via

The roof of this shed in the Cambrian Mountain range, in mid-Wales is made from an upturned boat. Owner Alex Holland has kitted the shed out with a fridge, gas cooker and sound system.


Meanwhile, here's the winner of last year's competition.

This garden pub contains "a beer bottle collection of real ales which is around 500 and counting, and around 110 ciders all on display."

And the 2010 winner, in Worthing, Essex.

Created entirely out of recycled materials, this shed "is a purpose built pirate's cabin built to look like the poop deck of a pirate ship moored at a Caribbean dock, complete with fully stocked koi carp pond and aviary - for those long hungry voyages."



The Rugby Pub, Suffolk. With a hammock and fully stocked bar, the owner writes: "No phone, no TV, no interruptions, no shortage of liquid refreshment, no inclination to go any where else and no need to."


The Roman Temple, Berkshire. Supported by four fibreglass Roman columns, this shed has grape lights, a mosaic table, Roman window bars, and two clocks - one set to British time, one set to Roman time.


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