Men have long been creating the “Man Cave,” a room equipped with all the modern male’s comforts—big screen TV, pool table, lounge chair, mini fridge. Now women are creating their own escapes, a place to read, write, create art, do yoga or just nap without interruption. The “She Shed” is a fast-growing remodeling trend, and through a collaboration of Salem-area organizations, one that will soon raise funds for the Willamette Humane Society (WHS) and the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC), which offers training in residential construction.
The “She Shed Dream Shed” project is the brainchild of Dale’s Remodeling. The forward-thinking concept is a social responsibility project in which CTEC students are building the She Shed, the public gets to bid on and win it, ultimately raising funds to benefit WHS and CTEC. Project details and photos are captured as the project unfolds at www.dalesremodeling.com/she-shed.
“We have been pining to build a She Shed for the past year and were inspired to put a fun and creative twist on the project, infusing community collaboration and charitable giving,” said Dale Van Lydegraf, president of Dale’s Remodeling. “By investing in our youth at CTEC, we are investing in the future of our industry. We were able to bring in a local non-profit, Willamette Humane Society, as another worthy cause to which to donate—in this case, to the safety and well being of animals.”
The She Shed was created through volunteer time and donations from local businesses, including Kilgore Blackman Building Materials, Rebecca Olsen Interior Design, Woodcrafters, Cherry City Interiors, Sherwin Williams, Milgard Windows, BC Towing, Dallwig Brothers and Falls Insulation.
The She Shed will be on display in Salem on June 12 at the WillaMutt Strut event at Salem Riverfront Park; and June 18-26 at the HBA Tour of Homes. The public is invited to bid on it through an online auction page www.bit.ly/1WsFY0q. Delivery and setup is included within a 30-mile radius of Dale’s Remodeling in Salem; delivery outside that radius will be negotiated. All proceeds will go to Willamette Humane Society and CTEC. For more information, visit www.dalesremodeling.com/she-shed.