Move Over, Barndominiums—The 'Shome' Is the Next Big Design Trend

People are taking she-sheds to the next level!

From treehouses to tiny houses, everyone loves unique homes. Just look at the barndominium craze a couple years back, not to mention the cabiminium concept that followed. Now, another hybrid has arrived on the scene—the shome, or shed-meets-home—and it's taking the she-shed to a whole new level.

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Rather than tricked-out garden sheds that provide space for work or respite, shomes are full-time abodes.

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We first spotted the term on a listing on , where "Wyoming's answer to the barndominium," but Australian builder and self-diagnosed "Shedaholic" has been building what she calls "shed homes" for nearly a decade.

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Meanwhile, Midwest company defines shome slightly differently, as shop + home, the "perfect combination of pole barn with living quarters."

Chip and Joanna Gaines, the very same HGTV hosts who coined the catchy term "barndominium," tackled this type of shome on last week's episode of Fixer Upper, when they renovated a pole barn converted into a livable space.

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If you don't need a lot of space, you could even combine the shed house and tiny home trend into one with a storage shed home.

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According to the , the only difference between a storage shed home and a regular tiny home is the label. Still, the site claims that distinction can save you some dough, since manufacturers get the materials at cost. Plus, the buildings are quicker and easier to assemble yourself, as opposed to hiring a pro to design and build it from scratch.

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The cons, of course, include shipping fees, difficulty insuring the structure, and insulation and weather-proofing. You'd also want to obtain all the necessary permits for things like plumbing and electricity to make sure everything's up to code with your city, reports.

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