A common variation in contemporary and modern architecture, shed refers to the roof form. A shed roof slopes in only one direction, with no gable peak. A shed house plan may have multiple roof planes, each sloping a different direction. Want an energy efficient home? Shed home plans are particularly well suited for mounting solar panels, since they provide large expanses of roof space. (Just be sure to orient your shed home design so at least one roof plane faces south!) Inside a shed house, ceilings often rise all the way to the roof, sometimes with clerestory windows in the upper reaches of the wall, providing natural light without sacrificing privacy. Spaces are generally open, airy, and modern.