A 10×8 garden summer house is a particularly British thing and you will find that most gardens often have one. Some are very old and on their ‘last legs’ but whilst the economy is like it is at the moment it will need to last at least another winter. Some are large are – some are small but all these buildings have in common is the usefulness they provide.
Another British thing is the great outdoors and camping. Whilst we have variable weather it is always good to get out of our garden and away to the country or seaside. Provided it does not rain too much it can be pleasant.
The cheapest way to enjoy the outdoors is to go camping where a cheap tent can provide shelter for your holiday. These come in a range of sizes from a ‘pup’ tent, maybe 10 x 8 feet, right through to massive great buildings with individual rooms and which require a massive size pitch. The beauty of this is your choice. You can even use a trailer tent which is great for the convenience. These tents and trailer tents are often stored in a summer building when not in use so they are ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Moving up from that (which not every body sees as moving up) is to a caravan. Again size varies from 2 berth or to about 6 berth. Motor homes is another step which many people take and which is great. As soon as you arrive on site within 10 minutes the kettle is on and a welcoming cup of tea is warming your hands and insides.
Tents have developed over the years and far removed from tents of the 50’s and 60’s where ex-army tents such as bell tents, larger than a 10×8 ft summer house, were popular. However generally on the outside the tents were plain colours, some with different colour trims, and some with different colour walls. Until recently Field Candy came up with an unusual idea.
I don’t know whether the idea came from when the inventor was beavering away in his 10×8 summer building as many good invention are conceived out in the garden, but the idea to make a shed look like something else was genius. Their tents are not just plain colours but have a picture printed onto the walls to make the tent look totally different.
The design which really took my fancy, as as someone who has made 10×8 summer houses, was the one based on a garden building. This must appeal to all ‘sheddies’ who don’t like being away from THEIR garden building as the appearance is uncannily realistic and quirky at the same time. Showing signs of more than a few years in the garden and with rusty garden shed hinges, a pair of wellies outside and tap and watering can one can imagine the shed memories this will bring whilst away on holiday. I really like the sign on the shed door which says ‘Gone to the Pub’.
Andy Cahill says “There are some sacred places in the world. But for a man, nowhere more so than his outdoor building. A sanctuary, an escape where he can leave things how he wants, without fear of being nagged. Men, this is your tent, do with it as you please.” His company wants to add colour, fun and creative ideas into your camping holiday. He hopes their range of totally different designs will do this.
Some other designs, maybe also created in his 10×8 summerhouse, is a field with sheep, a large lump of cheese, a leopard design or for book worms, like my daughter, an opened out book. Also for fruit lovers there is a strawberry surprise design which would be hard not to eat as well as some saucy girls ones. You can take a look at these designs on their web site webcandy.com.
Take a look at our 10ft x 8ft Diamond summerbuildings as well as the Platinum summer rooms.