In October 2005, PooterGeek features two posts and twenty-two comments celebrating sheds. In December 2005, the creator of Shedboatshed wins the Turner Prize for Art. Even Dave F’s joke is recycled by a Professor Sam Shuster on the Guardian letters page.
Once again, my people, we surf ahead of the wave. On a surfboard made from a dog kennel.
If you want an image of the future, Winston, think of four wooden walls, two tins of dried paint, an unopened bag of compost, a fucked lawnmower, and a bloke in a string vest drinking a can of Stella while listening to Radio 2. Forever.
The shed on my allotment is made entirely of old doors, and the bloke on the next plot made his completely out of windows – are we avant-garde yet?
Ah, but the newsgroup uk.rec.sheds has been around much longer, the mid-nineties if I remember correctly, than you johnny-come-latelys.