Men’s Sheds or Community Sheds are non-profit organizations that originated in Australia, to advise and improve the overall health of all males. However they have expanded their remit to anyone regardless of age or gender.
In many ways they parallel the growing Hackerspace movement which has similar aims and mechanisms, albeit Hack/Maker spaces are more explicit about their inclusion of all ages and genders.
They normally operate on a local level in the community, promoting social interaction and aim to increase the quality of life. There are over 900 located across Australia, with thousands of active members. The program is expanding world wide.
At Atlantis Housing Community in Ecuador, your shed will have woodworking department and a sheet-metal department.
You can make anything you want for home or for fund-raising or to sell.
This is your community and your shed, a small fee will be needed to pay for the materials you use and for maintaining the tools and shed.
See some of the past items mad in mens sheds…