About Men’s Sheds

The Men’s Sheds Movement started in Australia in the 1990’s and is gradually spreading around the world, enriching men’s lives as it grows.

There are National Men’s Sheds Associations in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Scotland and Wales with Men’s Sheds in other countries too such as the USA and Sweden.

It is estimated that the number of Men’s Sheds globally is approaching 1,800 supporting an estimated 100,000 men.

This website is one of the first actions to be supported by the International Men’s Sheds Organisation which is being set up to support the development of Men’s Sheds Associations in Countries around the world.

We feel that the National Men’s Sheds Associations are doing a fantastic job in supporting the development of Men’s Sheds in their own countries and we want assist them in their great work. We also aim to help Men’s Sheds get started in countries where there is not yet a national association.

We hope that this website will bring people together who are interested in the concept and to support them to set up Men’s Sheds in their area, wherever they are in the world. If you are interested in setting up a Men’s Shed in your area please contact us and we will put you in contact with your National Association or with others who have also expressed interest.

The Men’s Sheds Movement is a grassroots movement. The wellbeing of the men and the sustainability of their local sheds are the number one focus of all other activities.