Kevin McCloud has always dreamed of building a cabin in the woods. He sets out to recapture his boyhood dream, to build what he and every middle aged man across the country wants... 'a great big shed', a modern retreat set deep in the woodland, a place to escape the rat race that is all his own. In this series, Kevin explores whether what really makes us happy is creativity and simplicity. So he's going and building his very own haven away from the world of uniform relentless mass production - a structure he can point to and proudly say "I built that". He wants to recapture the pleasure of what he thinks many of us have lost: making things with our own hands. The project is fulfilling his boyhood dream of a place he can escape to, somewhere that's all his own. Kevin's haven will be a customised "convertible" shed which, over four episodes, he'll fill with incredible objects of his own making. Building it will be a caper from start to finish, pushing Kevin out of his comfort zone to craft his Shed of Dreams. At the end of the experiment he'll be in a position to answer the question constantly nagging away at him: Is simple better? And he'll have created a unique, if somewhat leftfield palace of self-indulgence for him that is totally powered off-grid.