Go big and your shed can pull double duty. This transformed shipping container houses both a potting shed and guesthouse. The structure also has a green roof and is eco-friendly, making it a triple threat.
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Although the homeowners initially thought the decaying shed in their new home’s backyard was destined for the dump, a closer look revealed it might have potential. In fact, the couple (one is an architect) transformed the 280-square-foot structure into a living space that encompasses a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and dining area.
With such distinctive design, it's hard to imagine that this guesthouse had a former life sheltering tools and lawn equipment. The structure gets much of its wow factor from a striking exterior element, the redwood-clad wall that bisects the façade on a diagonal while also separating the interior rooms.
Another prefab on our list, this shed breaks the manufactured mold to offer a rustic rather than a modern look. An abundance of windows makes it especially appropriate as a greenhouse or garden retreat. If used as a guesthouse, it's best reserved for those who like to wake up with the sun.