Prefab Garden Shed from Kekkilä Garden

by kate on January 9, 2012

Prefabricated or kit homes have a long, interesting history. One of the first companies to bring them to market was Sears Roebuck, who sold them through a mail order catalog in the early 1900s. Then there was a resurgence in the ’60s and ’70s, exemplified by this amazing prefab home designed by Jens Risom and featured in Life magazine in 1967.

In recent years, many architecture and design firms have been producing modern versions that utilize inexpensive, environmentally sustainable materials—which make the buildings great for commercial use, emergency housing in areas hit by natural disasters, and as affordable private residences. I’ve been a bit obsessed with them lately, and I had to share one of my new favorites: this garden shed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden.

Granted, with no heat or running water, this doesn’t really qualify as a feasible full-time residence. But you’d be hard-pressed to find a more magnificent or well-designed building for your backyard. This version, built for designer Linda Bergroth to be a summer retreat, has been modified with a wood-panel floor and solar panels to allow for the lighting element. But according to the site, the basic sheds—available in several sizes—come with ready made parts that need only a screwdriver for assembly.

I can imagine so many wonderful uses for these nifty prefab sheds. An Anthology team office perched somewhere in the redwoods perhaps? Sadly, it seems as if these are not yet available in the United States, but to find out more about the possibility of ordering a garden shed of your very own, you can contact Kekkilä directly here.

{All images via Architizer}

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacie {Gatherings by Stacie} January 9, 2012 at 8:33 am

Looks like a fabulous place for daydreaming…

anna k. January 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

Oh, my god – this is just what I want! Absolutley lovely!

S.Legg January 15, 2012 at 10:50 am

Wow, this is just ideal. Any chance this design is available in Ireland???

Henrik Værum January 19, 2012 at 1:08 am

Super flot i sin enkelthed i design og funktion. Nogle gange skal der ikke så meget til. Fedt!

Anthony Marrero January 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

I can truly lose myself here. What an amazing idea and a great look.

Elizabeth January 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

Gorgeous.

Amie January 30, 2012 at 4:24 am

Wow! At night it must be just amazing! I so want to spend a week there with my husband!

Diane Bronstein February 7, 2012 at 11:37 am

I can’t imagine a more beautiful, perfect space. So many designers talk about bringing the outdoors in, you are the first to accomplish it. Thanks for making my day

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