Up through the bend, under the shade of wattle trees:
Across the railway sleepers and down the little steps:
Lies a green circle of grass, for playing soccer, running under the sprinkler and lying in the sun.
(tanbark will soon be overrun with lots of Australian native grasses)
And on the other side, a dark little shed, just ripe for conversion into a little study. Or studio.
A place to work, if we have to. Or write, if I want to.
George Bernard Shaw's writing room.
This is where GBS wrote many works including Pygmalion. So many writers need solitude and separation from the real world. This writing hut is so clever, because it pivots on a kind of Lazy Susan to make the most of the sunshine and also to change his aspect. It has a little sloping roof to deal with snow. He called it 'London' so his staff would be telling the truth to visitors when they were told 'He has gone to London'.
Virginia Woolf's writing shed (converted from a toolshed) at Monk's House in East Sussex
English firm Scott's of Threapston makes a writing shed based on both Virginia Woolf's and Shaw's. This is the interior of the Woolf style (from Remodelista). I love the forest green austerity.
Something more dramatic (and unrealistic) via Remodelista
This is actually a little home. via Busyboo.com
Of course I would have to shingle the roof. Or would I? (via a million boards on Pinterest)
This was made using recycled wood and cost $35. Via Canadian House and Home
* We have just had the garden redone at the beach. It was not a dramatic change, we kept all the trees but did some little paths and a fire pit sitting area, and the grassy bit. But it makes such a difference.