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A Backyard Beach Hut

A twist on yesterday's post Beach Huts @ Completely Coastal. Rhonda @ Shell Belle's Tiki Hut pulled up the currency converter gadget and saw that the beach huts in Dorset run $245,000! That's of course the high range, but even a cheap one still costs you about $20,000. So what does a British gal do if she doesn't have that kind of money to spare?

She creates a credit crunch beach hut in her own backyard..., emptying and cleaning out the garden shed, painting walls and floor, rejuvenating old garden furniture...

... and now Jeanette can almost hear those waves lapping at the shore!

Read the full store @ Muswell Hill. See previous posts on How People Live.

Even though this was a Tuesday posting I decided later to join Outdoor Wednesday, because I just love this story.
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33 comments:

  1. What fun! I wonder if I can pry our little garden shed out of the clutches of tools and such. I'd love to do something like this.

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  2. I've found your new spot here! I would love to have a little shed in the back yard. One of these days....

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  3. LOVE this story and what she did with her shed. We have a front shed that I keep asking Bobby G. if we can convert to a little guest house. He doesn't quite get it. LOL....

    I can't believe the cost of the beach huts and would anyone actually pay that kind of money for a changing room.

    I was hoping to pay that price for a small quaint beach house some day. :)

    Love your blog! ~ Lynn

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  4. Perfect! Now we're talking about something that fits my budget. Jeanette did a great job, I think I'll wander over and visit. Maybe she'll have a pina colada waiting for me.

    Thanks for the mention Maya, you're a doll!

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  5. This is cute. I think I've seen it in a magazine somewhere. You are a funny girl!! I read your comment this morning and thought..??? Was waiting for some shocking intrigue!! Now I know how you first found me. Well good thing I like both of you!! hahaha . Now I'm wondering if you ever commented on each other's blogs?? :) Have a great day/night!!!! and we both can keep dreaming for our beach cottage!!!

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  6. That will work too! Wish I had a shed I could convert in my yard.
    Brenda

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  7. This is cute! It's about the space I could fit too! I LOVE your new blog & will be sure to bookmark accordingly! Such fun!! :) We should all plan a beach meeting. ;)Very official!!

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  8. hey a woman after my own heart! We built our shed though, hubby is just now finishing painting the trim.

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  9. I love the multicolored beach houses! If I close my eyes I can almost smell the beautiful ocean!

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  10. In credit crunches I truly believe creativity goes into full throttle. Wow thats a lot for a "hut"...I think they need to change the name.
    In regards to my basil post...you definitely need to make your own pesto. Once you have you'll never go back...

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  11. Oh what a great creation!! I love it!

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  12. I love this story, too. We could make it complete with a track of waves lapping against the shore :-). There are times when creativity knows no bounds.

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  13. Hi Maya...Congratulations on your new blog! It's stunning as your original and now we get to view two beach coastal inspirations from you. Thanks for sending me an email and letting me know.
    -marie

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  14. I was amazed at the cost of those lil things.

    What great imagination-- I would love to go for a visit.

    Thanks for the fun.

    TTFN~~Claudia

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  15. Maya, how cool and creative is this! Cheers!

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  16. Maya,
    I love this and actually prefer the makeshift beach hut! I am happy you enjoyed my Victorian home tour. I took the photos myself and they are all from Romeo, MI. However, I do love Newport, RI and my sister has an amazing summer home there so I am fortunate to have a lovely place to stay.
    Cathy

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  17. Well, such a clever girl! I like it! And, I think, more so than anything slick and expensive. Has character.

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  18. Love these beach huts!

    P.S. I think I've got your link sorted out in my blogroll now. :-)

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  19. I think that is the cutest. I too have a backyard shed...now it needs alittle beaching up.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you enjoyed your visit. I have been blogging for almost 4 years now and have loved meeting so many new people...Come back

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  21. What a wonderful way to bring the beach to your own backyard. Thanks for the wonderful post!

    Christi

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  22. I'd love to have a beach hut! Great post!!

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  23. Wow, I love the first photo. I've never heard of a beach hut, but they sure are cure. Have fun in yours!

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  24. Fantastic little place of yours!! very creative.
    Mar

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  25. That's a serious amount of money for a hut! The make-over is much more in budget and very nicely done!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday,
    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  26. What a great idea! How fun to relax with a nice tropical drink and imagine the waves rolling in. Thanks for stopping by! Kathy

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  27. What a creative use of a shed! She just needs to get one of those CD's that has wave sounds on it and she'll be set! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm enjoying yours. :)

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  28. I have been slowly cleaning out our shed to transform it! This post has inspired me to clean some more... I wonder if my hubby will notice his "stuff" needs a new spot to be stored in! So glad you stopped by my blog, I adore your beach blog!!!
    LuLu

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  29. I can hear the waves lapping now. That is so precious. What a creative way to turn a Man Shed into a Woman House. Love it, just absolutely love it. I am thinking about a place for one for me. I thank you for sharing you little piece of heaven and giving us others ideas of taking over the Husbands Shed. Please stop by and say hi at Country Wings in Phoenix. "Country Hugs", Sherry

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  30. her backyard beach hut is so cute. clever idea.

    by the way, many thanks for your comment on my art blog- much appreciated!

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  31. I think I need me one of these! Maybe I'll grab a hammer!!!

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  32. What a great backyard idea. As an artist who periodically paints outside on the patio, this idea would certainly livin' things up. Need to find my husband, who'll need to find his carpentry tools. Thanks for sharing this clever idea! Terri Smith, visual artist, http://dimplesdragonflies.com

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