‘Like’ a free garden shed?
What Is The Cheap Sheds Shed Contest?
And What Does It Mean To You?
The Cheap Sheds Shed Contest is a contest to find the best, most creative and funniest ways to use a garden shed. The people of Australia have sent in their best uses (displayed below) of their shed and this contest allows you to be the judge on who has used their shed in the best, most creative and funniest way.
Win your own Garden Shed!
We want to give you the opportunity to win your own garden shed and help Australia find out! Not only will you win a garden shed but the winning contestant at 8:00 pm on 29 may 2011 wins $1000 cash kindly offered by Absco Sheds and an Apple iPad 2 with 3G and Wi-Fi worth $949 offered by Spanbilt!
Vote in our Cheap Sheds Shed Contest and Win your own Garden Shed!
There are 3 ways in which you can ‘vote’ to determine to the winner of this contest
- Like their entry via the Facebook like button – 1 vote
- Tweet their entry via the Twitter gadget – 1 vote
- Comment on their post – 1 vote (only the first comment counts from the same person)
For each like, tweet and comment you are helping that contestant to win and for each comment, you increase your chances to win your very own garden shed.
Win one of these 2 Garden Sheds by commenting on your favourite shed story below
3m x 3m Absco Zincalume garden shed home delivered worth $ 778 (offered by Absco sheds)
2.8m x 2.8m Spanbilt Yardsaver G88 garden shed in Rivergum or Smooth Cream colour also home delivered worth $686 (this is kindly offered by Spanbilt).
Thank you for participating and make sure you have fun!
P.S. Don’t forget, there are 2 FREE sheds up for grab, so make sure you leave a comment for at least one of the contestants.
P.S.S. Feel free to let your friends know about this page as they might thank you later if they win one of the shed that we are giving away…
Terms and Conditions: maximum of 3 points to any participant/person. Winning comments must be located in Australia.
Here are the stories and pictures:
Australians are obsessed with their sheds and why not? They are a big part of our culture and the love affair flows deep.
You can find sheds in all our backyards. They are used as a place to escape to; a place to house our most beloved tools, they feature frequently in TV Ads (who can forget the Carlton Draft ad), bands have been named after them (‘The Sheds”), and even a Men’s health group has been dubbed ‘Men’s Sheds’.
Atanas Djonov & Allan Giddy - Light House Shed -Regent CN15141RK 1.52m x 1.44m x 1.95m Colorbond Cottage Green
Name: Atanas Djonov & Allan Giddy
Location: University of NSW Randwick Campus
Type Of Shed: Regent CN15141RK 1.52m x 1.44m x 1.95m Colorbond Cottage Green
Thank you so much for your continuing support and update about new materials and valuable information. We would have loved to take part in the Shed Contest, but our shed got assembled in the way you see it in the attached pictures just hours after the deadline of the competition.
Name: Paul Yardley
Location: Huntingdale, WA
Type of Shed: Absco Workshop ZA60303WK 5.96mx3mx2.06m Zincalume
Hi my name is Paul
I purchased an Absco Shed from Krisztian at Cheap Sheds to help solve a space issue. As a drummer for over thirty years I had accumulated a sizable amount of stuff and needed a controllable area to house it.
Name: Name: Trevor & Jenny Ehrich
Location: Wallagan, Qld
Type Of Shed: Absco Premier ZA30301GK 3m x 3m Zincalume
Hey guys, love the sheds and loveeee the way it comes with anchor bolts, its only a small one but that’s all we needed, we use it for wood shed at the back stairs at our new house we just finished building a high set old Queenslander ourselves, it looks great, it was easy to put up and should be there for a long time.
Wayne Lilley - Backyard Shed - Durabuilt EasySHED 0305 E/C 3.00m x 2.25m x 2.05m Double Door Jasmin Brown
Name: Wayne Lilley
Location: Barden Ridge NSW
Type Of Shed: Durabuilt EasySHED 0305 E/C 3.00m x 2.25m x 2.05m Double DoorJasmin Brown
John Wallace - Vintage Cars Shed - Absco Compact Double Garage ZACOM5541BN 5.6m x 5.5m x 2.1m W41N3 (non cyclonic) with Double Barn Doors ZA
Name: John Wallace
Location: Brocklehurst, NSW
Type Of Shed: Absco Compact Double Garage ZACOM5541BN 5.6m x 5.5m x 2.1m W41N3 (non cyclonic) with Double Barn Doors ZA
Having previously purchased a garden shed from you, and been happy with it, we bought the double garage when my son in Sydney wanted to get his collectable cars away from the sea air. We live in Dubbo, well away from the sea, so he thought we were a handy spot for storage. I did use some improvements of my own, however. I used pop rivets throughout, instead of the self tappers supplied, and as we are in the middle of a mouse plague, I have added reverse angle on the door to cover the gap, and also on the bottom of the doors, to abut the concrete.
Name: Adrian Moses
Location: Mona Vale NSW
Type Of Shed: Spanbilt YardSaver G66 2.1m x 2.1m SD Rivergum
I needed a shed. I’d just moved in to a brand new home and thought the garage would hold all my stuff. Wrong! But then I went and made the same mistake I’ve made so many times before… I went up to that green and red ‘superstore’ to see what they had on offer. It all seemed to be going well. I found a nice sheds, and it was green, which would look great in my yard. But then I lugged it up to the counter on one of their useless trolleys only to find that the advertised price was only for the Zincalume model, not the one I wanted! What I wanted was $250 more! I argued with the manager and dumped the heavy boxes there at the counter, leaving the store fuming. It can’t be that hard to offer good customer service, I was thinking.
Name: Mark Chilton
Location: Oakleigh South, Vic
Type Of Shed: Absco Workshop 45232WK 4.48m x 2.26m x 2.06m Classic Cream
Like the shed the website is a WIP – to be completely redesigned in a week or so. I really couldn’t justify the Workshop Sheds as I had recently closed my retail bicycle store as I was continuing to trade at a loss. I’m now glad I did. I am setting up to operate various bicycle related business activities. Mostly based from home and mostly using the Absco Sheds. It’s looking like it might work. The inside is ‘different’ I reckon. Still working on it but might have something in time. I rarely participate in offers such as this, but the service you provided was impressive; particularly in that you provided that seemingly rare commodity of timely communication.
Name: Daphne P
Location: Canterbury NSW
Type Of Shed: Absco Spacesaver 30152SK 3m x 1.52m x 2.08m Pale Eucalypt
We were pretty keen to get a new sheds, we had a fair bit of sports and adventure gear to store through the varying seasons of non use and so we had affectionately called it the Adventure shed.
Name: Dean Block
Location: Lysterfield Vic
Type Of Shed: Absco Premier WG30152GK Woodland Grey 3m x 1.52m
My son Luke was begging me for a Bat-Cave so I thought about digging a big hole under our house, but then I remembered Cheap Sheds and figured he could have a Bat-Shed for a few years then we could covert it into a more regular shed when his bat days are over.
Name: Garth Palmer
Location: Minyama QLD
Type Of Shed: Spanbilt YardSaver S42 1.4m x 0.7m Smooth Cream
Having a home with a water frontage on the Sunshine Coast, we have a lot of outdoor furniture. This furniture has many large cushions. We don’t want to leave these cushions out in the weather when not being used. I looked at many storage solutions before deciding on a small shed.
Name: Kathryn Main (Kat)
Location: Mitchelton QLD
Type Of Shed: Absco Spacesaver 15081SK 1.52m x 0.78m x 1.95m Woodland Grey
Having spent 15 years living in London flats, our Cheap Sheds is our first ever shed.
Name: John Skretowicz
Location: Basin VIC
Type Of Shed: Absco Premier 30301GK 3m x 3m Pale Eucalypt
You want a story on MY SHED; I’ll give you a story alright.
One fine afternoon I was basking in the warm sun and thought to my self -“self you need a shed” and as always I agreed with myself, so that was settled.
Name: Lachlan Wheeler
Location: Turramurra, NSW
Type Of Shed: Townhouse 82 D/SD 2.2m x 0.6m Wheat
I have built terraced planter beds down the side of my house, and wanted my gardening tools and supplies to be located nearby rather than in the garage on the other side of the house. The storage system or sheds needed to fit in a 800mm wide space to maintain the pathway access, be able to stand on a timber platform, and not be an eye-sore for the neighbours looking out their kitchen window.
Name: Mary Parsons
Location: Roslyn NSW
Type Of Shed: Absco Aviary ZAA30151GK 3m x 1.48m x 2.06m ZINCALUME
With a birthday coming up in March, my very kind husband of 33 years asked me if there was anything I particularly would like. For ages an aviary has been on my wish list and not in my wilderest dreams did I think it possible, mentioned the idea to him. Amased at his response, I began searching the net for the best deal. Things were not looking too good, as the ones that I found were way out of our price. Then by chance I came across Cheap Sheds. There was the exact one I wanted and surprisingly we could afford it.
Name: Yuvensius Santoso
Location: Auburn NSW
Type Of Shed: Absco Premier PE30301GK 3m x 3m Pale Eucalypt
I needed an outdoor storage space to store my garden stuffs and other things that I do not use frequently. I have actually already had a storage which could be used as a self-contained unit, but I could not use utilise it as a self-contained unit because of the garden stuffs that I have still in it.
Name: Lisa Schortz
Location: Myrtle Bank, SA
Type Of Shed: Absco Premier PE30152GK 3m x 1.52m Pale Eucalypt
I wanted a small shed in my garden that would just hold my gardens tools and the one you had on offer was just the size that I was looking for as it just fitted perfectly in the space I had allowed. I could not erect it myself and it was very hard to get a trade person to put it up for me.
James Gow - Backyard Shed - Durabuilt EasySHED Absco 0410 E/Z 6.00m x 3.00m x 2.10m with D/Doors Zincalume
Name: James Gow
Location: Kenthurst NSW
Type Of Shed: Durabuilt EasySHED Absco 0410 E/Z 6.00m x 3.00m x 2.10m with D/Doors Zinc
My wife, Agnes, and I tried to put up a 6m x 3m shed by ourselves and failed miserably as you can imagine. We (well I mostly) did manage to put all, well most of the panels together on 9 April after we had spent the previous weekend building the footings and base. When we saw the enormity of the task confronting us we knew two people were never going to be enough to manage to erect the shed, although this ultimately proved to be wrong.
Name: Allen & Brenda Taylor
Location: Riverview QLD
Type Of Shed: Absco Highlander 60303HK 5.96m x 3m x 2.3m Woodland Grey
Our “Tennis” Shed
I wouldn’t say that our shed is too unusual – it’s a high quality, easy to assemble shed that looks good and does a great job of storing things…. nothing unusual there, but the reason we bought it may leave some people scratching their heads!
Jun Bai - Backyard Shed - Durabuilt EasySHED 0301 E/C 2.25m x 1.50m x 1.97m Single Door Smooth Cream
Name: Jun Bai
Location: Chipping Norton NSW
Type Of Shed: Durabuilt EasySHED 0301 E/C 2.25m x 1.50m x 1.97m Single Door Smooth Cream
Thanks for your messages. I must say that I have made a right decision to do the business with your company. The product and the service I received are truly wonderful. I will definitely recommend any of my friends to buy garden shed from you people.
Tim & Barbara Stephens - Backyard Shed - Durabuilt EasySHED 0305 E/C 3.00m x 2.25m x 2.05m Double Door Heritage Red
Name: Tim & Barbara Stephens
Location: Broulee NSW
Type Of Shed: Durabuilt EasySHED 0305 E/C 3.00m x 2.25m x 2.05m Double Door Heritage Red
When my mother-in-law passed away in January this year, I had been back and forth to my father-in-laws place in Broulee NSW helping him sort some things out. The place was a shamble with a lot of accumulated (horded) stuff in the loft of the house and in many of the rooms.