16:54 01 March 2016
A recent study conducted by Uncle Wilco, the founder of Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year, revealed that the majority of Brits would rather stay in posh sheds than luxury hotels when on a holiday. It also found that younger generation (aged 24-34) were the most likely to choose a holiday in a shed over other forms of accommodation.
The shedcation is becoming more and more popular as evidenced by a huge jump on bookings on Airbnb, which features a range of quirky sheds that include repurposed “Corrugated Cottage” dating back to 1940s and was originally built for the land girls who supported Britain’s agriculture during World War II.
Guests can also spend their holidays in a “Boatel”, a unique shed created out of an upcycled boat and “Maid of Dekkin” dubbed as Surrey’s finest floating shed.
Founder of Cuprinol's Shed of the Year competition, Andrew Wilcox (Uncle Wilco) said: "Each year the competition seeks to crown the most amazing sheds from across the country and it seems the nation's love of sheds is stronger than ever.
"We've already seen a massive influx of entries into this year's competition, spanning everything from those inspired by the architectural conquests of Grand Designs to the wacky and wonderful hand crafted creations.
"It's exciting to officially launch registrations for this years' competition by working with Airbnb as it really captures what Cuprinol Shed of the Year is all about - we want to share these wonderful creations with the nation and give people chance to enjoy them."