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She Sheds in Santa Barbara

A small garden she shed with flowers blooming around it and a white picket fence.By now we’ve all heard about the Man Cave but have you met the She Shed yet? A She Shed is a backyard haven for busy women seeking a quiet reprieve from the world. In Santa Barbara, there’s a local home designer specializing in building quality She Sheds and custom designs for Santa Barbara and Montecito properties. Meet Jeff Doubet, an Artist and Conceptual Home Designer who enjoys listening to client wish lists and then crafting artistic renderings and designs that will make their dreams and visions come true.

“Many of my clients are women looking to charm up their properties with custom She Shed structures,” explains Doubet. “There is a myriad of ideal Montecito and Santa Barbara properties that are well- suited for a bit of such whimsical charm. Most of my current She Shed projects are designed to be complementary, mini versions of the main house. But quirky, art-centric versions . . . if well designed and built, can be equally special. All are exceptionally fun to design, and I enjoy art directing the details as they get built.”

If you are considering creating your own She Shed, keep these ideas in mind:

  • Define the purpose of your She Shed.
    Are you creating a space for reading, crafting or indulging a fave hobby, like gardening, or simply a place to chill out?
  • Make it fancy.
    Put all your nice things in your own private place (hello, crystal chandelier collection).
  • Put a lock on it.
    Sometimes, a gal just needs a moment to herself, and a 45-minute nap in a padlocked hut finished with coordinating throw pillows.
  • Hide in nature.
    Make your She Shed the place for serenity by bedecking your bungalow with ivy so it practically disappears into nature.
  • Blur the line between indoor and outdoor space . . .
    . . . with your own glorified bunker that says, “leave me be.”

    Want additional ideas on creating your own She Shed? Read more in the article about how ‘She Sheds’ Are the New Man Caves in PureWow National, a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make your life more interesting, beautiful and manageable. Meantime, for more information on buying or selling real estate in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch, check out my website. I can be reached at 805.886.9378 or email me at


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