Just 20 yards from her house is Paula Fallows’ office , inside what looks like a beach hut. It took about three days for her and her husband to build it… Paula put the hut on wheels to avoid planning permission problems – and to make the most of the sun.” – Birmingham Mail
These buildings can be used for anything – home office, guest house, storage, studio, retreat, work shop, kids play room…” – Red River Restorations
Research from Dunster House suggests that keeping sheds as storage areas is no longer the most popular way of using them – more than half of the people surveyed said they use their shed as a dedicated hobby space or relaxing hideaway.” – Shedworking
Read more about Sheds more popular for working in than storage says poll.
The Hackney Shed can be found in a domestic backyard in Hackney, London. The shed was designed by London-based architecture studio, Office Sian, who were responsible for managing projects budget, schedule and quality. The overall aim was to create a garden workspace and studio that would serve as a “functional and warm urban haven”. The shed is accessed by set of retractable floor-to-ceiling oak framed doors that maximise light intake and provide a clear view of the garden.” – Niall
Fitting neatly in to many gardens it offers enough space to be practical for a large number of uses. Despite it’s ample size in many cases we may even be able to install a Glide Pod in your garden without the need for planning permission.
In addition to the quality features of our other smaller pods the Glide Pod also features a sliding louvered screen.” – Glide Pod
Another backyard office space that really inspires the imagination. Learn more about the Glide Pod.
Internally there is adequate space for a desk, storage and shelving, which can even be built into the pod.
A full height window, glazed door and additional desk height window can be positioned to make the best use of the available natural light and underfloor heating along with recessed spotlights comes as standard.
Despite the smaller dimensions there is no compromise on the quality of building with furniture grade birch plywood reveals to the windows, door and skirtings, and sleek white painted walls.” – The Micro Pod
This home office is available in the UK. Great inspiration for the rest of us. See more at The Micro Pod website.
Here’s a great time lapse video that shows how a tiny stick-built building goes together. It nicely illustrated how little building material is needed and how few steps are really needed to provide a basic structure. I first saw this on Shedworking.
Very nice little backyard home office built by Ecospace available in the UK. It features a nice modern design, ample insulation, double glazed glass windows, and fairly quick setup.
I really wish more American companies would jump in on the tiny house (garden office) bandwagon. There are so many great designs for modern manufactured tiny buildings coming out of the UK, like this one from Garenberg. To top it all off this beautiful little building comes as a kit the owner-builder assembles themselves.
It’s always exciting to see the really big mainstream blogs, like Inhabitat, pick up on aspects of the small house movement. This time they posted an article on Sheds and their wide range of uses.