The gift of space

As an avid hobbyist, Teena needed a dedicated space away from the family home to pursue her passion for arts and crafts.

With space in the couple’s home at a premium, a custom-made hobby room was the ultimate gift from husband, Les. And this provided Teena with a much-needed sanctuary to do what she loves best.

Verandah  with chair and flowers

“Everyone that comes to our house says, ‘Oh, you’re so lucky’, and I say ‘You should get one!’ I recommend it to everyone.”

The right look and feel

“We have a small house, and I like arts and crafts, so we decided to look for a free-standing room to solve the problem,” Teena tells us.

The Melwood Verandah 15 was the perfect solution. The personalisation process allowed for Teena’s wish for a cute cottage look and craft room feel, fitting seamlessly into the backyard and complementing the main home.

Double doors and sidelights allow the internal space to be filled with natural light, filtered from the harshness of the sun by the front verandah.


The spacious decked verandah is also Teena’s favourite place to relax and take a break from her arts. “I eat my lunch on the verandah here at the studio. I love it. It’s inspirational.”

And with all this surrounding inspiration, Teena has been motivated to learn new skills, teaching herself macramé in her dedicated creative studio.

‘Grandma’s special room’

Space and inspiration aren’t the only benefits of this garden studio for Teena and Les.

Grandchildren are regular visitors to the house and Les wanted to give Teena the freedom to enjoy her creative pursuits without worry or fuss. “He said I want to set up your art or sewing without having to pack it up if the grandkids come for dinner,” Teena explains. Now Teena can simply stop mid-project to enjoy that precious family time.

It also means safety for the little ones. With all creative activity taking place in the dedicated craft studio, anything dangerous can be kept securely out of sight and reach. As ‘Grandma’s special room’, the grandkids know to ask permission to come in. So, now they can enjoy doing their own arts and crafts with grandma.

Loved to bits

Our personalisable range of PreCrafted portable structures made it quick and easy for Les to gift Teena her dream space.

And she loves it to bits!

Teena’s craft room is a Melwood Verandah 15, with timber double doors and sidelights, and “Woodland Grey” Colorbond® roofing. Internally it measures 5.4m x 2.6m, with the verandah spanning 5.4m x 1.3m.

All measurements are approximate.

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Inside Teena's hobby room

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