This charming property was once part of the homestead of the famous 18th century parliamentarian, Henry Grattan. In fact Tinnahinch as it stands today represents the garden house, walled garden and riverbank meadows on the original Grattan estate. It includes a period lodge, guest cottage and large log chalet-style lodge, fishing lakes, a renowned stretch of river fishing, and pastureland. It is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €3.9m.
Forget the man cave, the ‘she shed’ is the latest home improvement trend
After months of planning, the 2016 NARI Home Improvement Show is finally here. The big event is held at the IX Center every year, and as you can imagine, there’s a lot of homeowners to check out. There’s all the classics like floors, siding and of course windows, but there’s also the more unique, like “she sheds.” They’re kind of like the female version of a “man cave.”
Is it worth buying a ‘posh’ garden shed to use as an extra room?
Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.
This week’s question: We can’t afford a three-bed house so are thinking about a “posh” garden shed big enough for a sofa bed, as well as traditional garden storage. Is this feasible? What about using it as a more permanent extra room? Anyone done anything like this?
Men spend more on looking smart, women opt for garden sheds
Fishnets are out; playsuits are in. Spiralisers are en vogue; crystal stem glasses passé. Men spend more on clothes; women buy garden sheds. A review of our evolving shopping habits has revealed the winners and losers in the retail world and some surprising differences between the sexes.
Got worm poo? Composting workshop sheds light on vermiculture
Creepy crawlers. Glistening, red, wiggly wigglers breeding in your basement. No matter what you think of worms, most of us don’t want them in our house, eating our food. Yet a growing swath of gardeners are realizing that a key to lush, vibrant crops lies in worm composting. Setting up a worm den in your basement is one way to harvest your own worm manure, a natural fertilizer that enriches vegetable gardens, flower gardens and blueberries.
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