Eastleigh Mens Shed was established early in 2014, by it's four founder members Hugh, Bryan, Graham and Andi. from a small group meeting in a pub twice a month we now have in excess
of twenty members meeting at our Hamble base on at least three days per week.
Eastleigh Mens Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden
– a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.
Eastleigh Mens Shed offers this to a group of such men where members
share the tools and resources they need to work on group projects or one of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. We are a place of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects,
of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.
A Shed’s activities usually involve making or mending in wood (e.g.
carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry, furniture renovation) but may include metalworking (milling, sheet metal, welding, etc.) bike repair, gardening, electronics, tool renovation, boat renovation, model engineering (model railways, planes)
and even building a car! Reclamation, reuse and restoration will feature strongly – and some say that is true of the men too! Although Sheds mostly attract older men, some have included men of any age, women and young people. Whichever activities are
pursued the essence of a Shed is not a building, which some don’t have, but the network of relationships between the members.