Carrie says the pub shedís earthy and rustic setting is
similar to that found in Colectivo cafes. "I think I built
Colectivo in our backyard!" she laughs.
Set in the
backyard of a Milwaukee area home, this "pub shed" is not
only an adult entertainment space, but one that caters to the
interests of children, too. "I wanted it to be a place that we
could use as adults as we wanted to, and as our boys grow up, a place
for them and their buddies to hang out in as well," says pub shed
owner Carrie, who conceptualized the idea with her husband, Joe.
"Everyone in the family can use it. Itís not just exclusive to
couple hired J Ryan Fonder, owner of Thunderbird Services in
Cedarburg, to design the pub shed. "They wanted something that
would make their backyard more inviting and fun," he says. And
with its decorative string bulb lighting, standing arcade game and
indoor/outdoor bars, the pub shed certainly does just that.
Fonder says this
is the first pub shed heís ever designed, but itís a trend he
believes is here to stay. "Itís certainly trending," he
says. "Structurally, itís really basic. Itís built on a
foundation that youíd put a deck on." He says the couple
intends to also use the shed for more practical purposes, like storing
their lawn mower and garden tools during the winter months.
more? The structureís design possibilities are endless. "You
could make it a kidís playhouse, you could make it a man cave, or
even a she shed," Fonder says. "Itís not single-sided or
single use. Itís a really basic structure, so itís not something
thatís outside the reach of normal people."