Fancy a folly but lack the funds to commission or the expertise to build one?
An American firm, Folly by Design, has come up with the answer. They will sell you a set of plans to build a shed with a mock Roman, Egyptian or Greek front door. Plans start from $49.95 for a 6′ x 8′ frame structure. Technical assistance is available by phone or email. Customisation for an extra fee, and if you live in the New York metro area they can even arrange to build it for you.
Here is the preamble from their website:
Welcome to FollybyDesign. We offer the discriminating consumer an alternative to the outdoor shed by providing plans for the completion of a ruin or folly structure. The concept of a wooden shed with a false facade is based on the time-honored tradition of the English folly building. It is intended to offer the view a diversion in the landscape while providing a practical solution to outdoor storage and/or garden needs.