'The floating shed was curious. So curious, that one day, because he couldn't see over the garden wall, he floated up, up and away...'

Sara Fernee and Elly Strigner conceived the Floating Shed Project in 2013.

The Floating Shed is an evolving project and ongoing story...

Read Elly's blog post to discover the origins of the Floating Shed:


A mini shed

A mini shed


  • IMAGINE what the Floating Shed had seen on his journey..

  • FRAME what the Floating Shed can see

  • MAKE silhouettes of these views to put in his windows

  • CREATE paintings of the Floating Shed travelling

  • ....DEVELOP his story by writing about what happened next

Our workshops spark the imagination and encourage children to go on creative adventures through storytelling, drawing, animation and making.

We were delighted with the responses we got at Womad and are working on improving and refining his structure so that visitors (big and small) can continue to engage in the Floating Shed's story and explore inside to make discoveries about the all places he has travelled to.

This year the Floating Shed is evolving to include stop frame animation and projection.

Our aim is to develop this project so that it can tour from place to place and gather stories along the way. It will make links between children in different locations and can be used in educational settings as well as at public events.

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about where the Floating Shed will be appearing next!