Inexpensive Garden Shed Ideas

If you are one of those lucky people who owns your own house, you would most definitely be conscious about the back yard. It has to be clean and tidy and at the same time you need to have a place to keep the tools and all. Having a garden shed or a workspace would allow you to keep the equipment in order while giving you some person retreat space at the same time.

If you are a do it yourself person and love to experiment, you know what I mean when I say that a garden shed is a must for every person who has some space and is not living in an apartment.

So, for those who were wondering how to get about building a workspace for less, here are some ideas to try out.

Wooden pallets

Pallets can be purchased fairly cheap and are a good material for building. Since a shed is not a place where you are going to live in (hopefully!), it does not have to be as sturdy as a house but it should be able to stand its ground. You do not want the workspace to collapse while you are in it, do you?

Pallets are quite strong and can stand vibrations and shock, so the shed will not fall off if you drill or cut something in it.
Since they will blend in nicely, having a pallet house will even improve the looks of your back yard.


Metal is another good option for building sheds and have been used for as long as one can think of. However, the heat or cold factors and providing safe electricity, if necessary, should be considered before you choose this option.

As an alternative to a traditional metal shed you can also buy used or 40ft shipping containers. They come in various sizes so you can choose what is best for you. The best part is that there are companies that will provide ones that are equipped with shelving and workbenches and also lighting at your request so that all you have to do is give a call to get the perfect safe and secure workspace.


Both plastic and glass bottles can be used to build structures. They are much stronger than you think when filled with earth, etc. However, you might want to be extra careful if you are using glass bottles as broken glass can cause harm if an accident happens.

Earth bags

You can stack a whole lot of bags filled with earth in any design you want to make your own shed. It can even be created to look like a hobbit house so that your kids would also love it. However, if you are looking for a shed plus retreat space, you’d better check out second hand shipping containers for sale Sydney without opting for an earth bag shed.Hope the above gave some idea about how you can get your own shed or work space for less and most of these options will not cost additional labour charges as you can do it on your own.