Shed of the Year winner's amazing Sheffield home goes up for sale
An amazing Sheffield home is up for sale, complete with the Shed of the Year-winning outbuilding which its owner built as a flourishing eco haven.
George Smallwood’s stunning creation, which is a self-watering and self-sufficient home for vegetables, herbs, bees and other wildlife, was crowned Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year 2018, earning him £1,000, after winning a public vote.
The handmade construction in the back garden of his home on Spring House Road, Crookes, complete with a living roof terrace and a hedgehog abode, shows what can be achieved when space is limited.
The three-bedroom terraced house, which also features a spectacular handcrafted fence doubling up as a giant bug house, is on the market with an asking price of £240,000.
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George, who is moving to a nearby property boasting a much bigger garden with his wife Sophie Stenton, said he would be sad to leave but hopes the new owners enjoy sharing the space he created with nature as much as he has over the years.
“It’s going to be gutting to leave all this behind, not just the outdoor space but the house itself, too,” said the 36-year-old firefighter who also sells the Smallwood Bees lip balm which is made using wax and honey from his own bees and stocked by a handful of independent shops in Sheffield.
“It will be a big wrench but ideally it will be bought by someone who’s going to really appreciate what we’ve done with the place and make the most of it.”
George told how a crew from BBC’s Gardeners’ World recently visited, with the garden due to feature in an upcoming episode of the show as an example of how even the smallest of spaces can be turned into a nature haven.
The property, 2 Spring House Road, Sheffield S10, is on the market with Spencer The Estate Agent. For more details, visit: www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/109395905#/.