Mens Sheds Organisation in Australia
Now I came across a very interesting article about sheds in Wyong which is in New South Wales Australia.
It was an invitation to men who love their sheds to help plan and then build a new men’s shed in their town. The state Government have even become involved by partially funding the project.
They plan to make the shed an eco shed using solar power and recycled materials.
However this is no ordinary shed it is a shed where men meet to play cards, socialize etc I suppose pretty much like the working mens organization we have in the UK except without drink.
They also will use the shed to make things for charitable groups and its about whatever they want to do.
It is about socializing with other blokes and don’t go to the pub. A sort of meeting place if you like to discuss hobbies and business. This shed is not unique in Australia and seems to be a big thing over there. It is I believe unique to Australia and is an organization that helps improve the local community and indeed have become valuable assets to the community they serve.
The shed also serves to share and preserve skills, abilities and interests that are relevant to the community and help is at hand in times of transitional periods such as redundancy.
There are many men sheds which attract many members young and old and they help the local community. It is an interesting concept which I haven’t come across in the UK