A shed roof is a single plane pitched in only one direction.
A subset of modern-contemporary design, shed house plans feature one or more shed roofs, giving an overall impression of asymmetry. Originally appearing in the 1960s and 1970s, shed house plans are enjoying renewed popularity as their roof surfaces provide ideal surfaces for mounting solar panels. Their floor plans are also ideal for modern lifestyles, offering open layouts assembled according to how families live instead of conforming to a traditional house form. Windows can be placed where they are most needed and wanted, and ceilings are high, often with clerestory windows to provide natural light.