Would you spend the night in a shed? Airbnb launches 'shedcations'

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MANDATORY CREDIT: *see individual credits/REX Shutterstock  Editorial use only. No stock Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cuprinol/REX/Shutterstock (5593514k) 'Hut Therapy' is one of the sheds on offer for a 'Shedcation' 'Shedcations', Britain  - Feb 2016 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/s24l  It is a great place to lay your (s)head....  Adventurous Brits can now book the ultimate ?Shedcation? thanks to a collaboration between Airbnb and the 2016 Shed of the Year sponsors Cuprinol.  To launch the annual Shed of the Year competition, Brits are being given the chance to book their very own ?shedcation? at some of the UK?s most spectacular sheds.  The shed ?wishlist?, which has been curated by founder of Cuprinol?s Shed of the Year, Uncle Wilco, is encouraging people to book a stay at a number of sheds through the Airbnb website.  The wishlist is made up of previous Shed of the Year finalists as well as some new hopefuls taking part in this year?s competition.

Adventurous Brits can now book a 'shedcation' thanks to Airbnb and the 2016 Shed of the Year sponsors Cuprinol.

To launch the annual Shed of the Year competition, Britons have been given the chance to book a stay in some of the UK's most spectacular sheds.

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The shed 'wishlist', which has been curated by founder of Cuprinol's Shed of the Year, Uncle Wilco, is encouraging people to book a stay at a number of sheds through the Airbnb website.

Quirky sheds listed on Airbnb range from the repurposed 'Corrugated Cottage', which dates back to 1940 and was originally built for the land girls who supported Britain's agriculture industry during WWII, to the 'Boatel', a unique shed created out of an upcycled boat.

To launch the annual Shed of the Year competition, sponsors Cuprinol are giving Brits the chance to book their very own ‘shedcation’ at some of the UK’s most spectacular sheds, by joining forces with alternative accommodation site, Airbnb.   The shed ‘wishlist’, which has been curated by founder of Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year, Uncle Wilco, features previous Shed of the Year finalists as well as new hopefuls and encourages people to book a stay through the Airbnb website.   The Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition for 2016 is now officially open for registration. To register your shed, visit www.readersheds.co.uk and fill out the form.

Guests can also bob to sleep on the 'Maid of Dekkin', Surrey's finest floating shed, take a dip in the Night at The Museum's private pool or relax and detox in 'Gilly's Hut' therapy retreat, complete with a double cabin bed and en-suite bathroom.

It comes as a recent report revealed that nearly 70% of Brits would rather stay in a shed than a cottage, caravan or tent for a country retreat - with the youngsters of Britain (25 to 34 years) most likely to choose a holiday in a shed over other forms of accommodation (76%).

The shedcation is a trend that is fast gaining momentum as UK shed listings on Airbnb have increased by 88% year on year.

To launch the annual Shed of the Year competition, sponsors Cuprinol are giving Brits the chance to book their very own ‘shedcation’ at some of the UK’s most spectacular sheds, by joining forces with alternative accommodation site, Airbnb.   The shed ‘wishlist’, which has been curated by founder of Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year, Uncle Wilco, features previous Shed of the Year finalists as well as new hopefuls and encourages people to book a stay through the Airbnb website.   The Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition for 2016 is now officially open for registration. To register your shed, visit www.readersheds.co.uk and fill out the form.

More than two thirds (63%) of Brits now own a shed and 44% of those who don't own a shed, would like to. In fact almost two thirds (62%) stated that they would be put off buying a home that didn't have a shed or garden big enough to house one.

Katie Taylor, brand manager at Cuprinol said: "Since the start of the competition we've certainly seen a trend towards people viewing their garden shed as an extension of their home and more people are finding amazing uses for their sheds which goes beyond DIY.

MANDATORY CREDIT: *see individual credits/REX Shutterstock  Editorial use only. No stock Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cuprinol/REX/Shutterstock (5593514af) The interior of the 'Hay Brow' shed 'Shedcations', Britain  - Feb 2016 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/s24l  It is a great place to lay your (s)head....  Adventurous Brits can now book the ultimate ?Shedcation? thanks to a collaboration between Airbnb and the 2016 Shed of the Year sponsors Cuprinol.  To launch the annual Shed of the Year competition, Brits are being given the chance to book their very own ?shedcation? at some of the UK?s most spectacular sheds.  The shed ?wishlist?, which has been curated by founder of Cuprinol?s Shed of the Year, Uncle Wilco, is encouraging people to book a stay at a number of sheds through the Airbnb website.  The wishlist is made up of previous Shed of the Year finalists as well as some new hopefuls taking part in this year?s competition.

"From garden offices to shed hotels, we want to give people the chance to experience exactly what makes these sheds so special - the care that goes into them and the people that dream them up."

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