Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tools and Their Houses

We've seen  the increasing size of houses over the decades since the second world war.  Then post-war houses were built on a 660 square footprint, and had three bedrooms.  When I was young, we saw these houses in many neighbourhoods in St. Catharines, and seemed fine at the time.  Now designer tool sheds seem as large as small houses.  

It was a delight to see this tiny tool shed at the Maine Coastal Botanic Garden.  It seems like the right size for one of those post-war houses.  It would nestle in the back garden and be in scale with the house.

This one is leaning - it is the children's garden where whimsy reigns supreme - the fence posts are carved in cats and the entrance is marked by giant watering cans and tools. 

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