Versatile modern shed unit mixes leisure with practicality

Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann

From office sheds to super sheds that give more space without more mortgage, we love these useful structures that can double as both storage for gardening stuff and as a place to work or chill out.

Packed with various features for gardening, storage and leisure, German designer Nils Holger Moormann has designed a kind of multifunctional shed unit that he's called Walden (no doubt inspired by Henry David Thoreau's environmental treatise of the same name). Walden is a shed where you can do it all: store your pruning shears and firewood, grill something up on the barbecue, or just sit down and enjoy a meal.

© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann

Everything is within reach here, and Walden is full of nice little surprises like a built-in birdhouse, and a ladder that goes up to an upper level -- giving a great view of the stars at night.

© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann
© Nils Holger Moormann

Instead of a boxy scheme, Walden streamlines everything into a narrower footprint, and adds a second level for a better view. Modern sheds are all about versatility and fun in a small package, and this design has these in spades. More over at Nils Holger Moormann.

Tags: Gardening | Small Spaces | Transformer Furniture