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Alex Holland's ship shape shed judged a winner

A shed with an upturned boat for a roof in the mid Wales countryside is in the final of the Shed of the Year contest.

It has been built by Alex Holland using items recycled from his 400-year-old Powys farmhouse and a 1940s caravan.

He says the Machynlleth shed is full of "nautical nonsense befitting a boat turned upside down" in the Cambrian Mountains.

The vessel is a former inshore clinker which fished around Cardigan Bay in the early 1900s.

Mr Holland admitted he was surprised to win the Boat Roofed Shed category in Best Unique Shed section of the annual competition as he has never built one before.

He explains more to Steffan Garrero on BBC Radio Wales.

Ship-shape shed is nautical and nice

  • 12 Jun 2013
  • From the section Wales