Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut

Browsing on the internet, I came upon this wonderful feature on “Famous Writers’ Small Writing Sheds.” As I browsed through the photos, I came upon Roald Dahl’s writing hut. I felt a mixture of appreciation, excitement, and envy.

Though I have a lovely writing spot in my house, I’ve always dreamed of having a small writing shed out back with no one calling out “is dinner almost ready” or hearing the TV blaring in the other room. A place of complete silence.

I’ve read many people create his or her own writing hutโ€”perhaps by refurbishing a garage or existing garden shed. An investment of time and money, but it shows a commitment to one’s art or hobby.

George Bernard Shaw’s writing hut, dubbed “London” so his staff wouldn’t be lying when they said he had “gone to London.”

It would be cool if I named my writing space something like “Costa Rica” or “Aruba,” so that I won’t be lying when I say, “I’ll be in Aruba for most of the day.”

It might even keep me there a little longer, knowing I’m somewhere else.

What is your writing space like? How do you make it โ€œseparateโ€ from your everyday life?


48 thoughts on “Writing Huts

  1. Sigh. Right now I write at my little desk that’s wedged into my bedroom. Granted, one can write from anywhere, but MAN it would be nice to have my own little hut. Thanks for sharing – I’m inspired! #writinggoals

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  3. This is a lovely post, as others have mentioned. I love little aspects of an art form that aren’t always considered, such as this one. I feel like there could be a book about this, no?

    I typically write at my dining table, which is fairly large. I have a small roll top writing desk that I had always imagined as my writing spot, but I find it’s too small; makes me feel restricted. I have a large window in the room that looks outside to lots to greenery.

    My children are pretty good about respecting my space when I’m writing, but I also do a lot late at night. And I carry a notebook with me most often for when ideas strike.

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  4. Whenever I get the urge to write ( which is like almost all the time ๐Ÿ˜› ) anywhere in my house becomes my writing space depending on my mood. But most of the times it is beside my window next to my beautiful balcony garden.

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  5. I would like one. I make do now though and tune out the sounds around me. I get focused. This is a good post about the extent of commitment for those who have the opportunity to do it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. My writing space is my desk facing the window that probably let me to engage with the outside world or I would say it connect me to the world of my own imagination. Amazing as well as informative post.
    I have written something will glad to have your feedback too.

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  7. A separate writing space is a luxury for me. I just use wherever I can when I’m alone, and the need to write a rises. That said, it would be amazing to have something like this…someday.

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  8. I was just talking to a friend 2 days ago about having a hut in the mountains and just writing. Get away from it all, the fact that I saw the picture of a hut just drew me here. Writers love their own time to reflect. I still can’t believe you have a post like this, I’m now going to make it a mission to do something like this, even if i have to rent one, lol.

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  9. Awe this is awesome and would be so cool.
    I watched international house hunters yesterday (a guilty pleasure) and somebody writing a book was looking for a house with a perfect writing spot that would inspire him. This reminds me and I have to work on something like this. Thank you for sharing. Love it.

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  10. I have no writing hut…I have no special garden to feast my eyes upon…I have no special corner…I just have my pen, paper and laptop with a vivid imagination. My music takes me to my special places where I write. But a hut would be nice. Especially overlooking the ocean. ๐Ÿ™‚

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