With remote workers and in-home start-ups becoming increasingly common, more and more people are working from home. But you always want to have separate living and working spaces, so your whole home doesn't just morph into an office you can't escape from.
The new trend is taking the offices out of the house altogether and keeping them in a backyard.
They're sometimes called shedquarters and they double as offices, meeting spaces, art studios, yoga studios or whatever you need.
These units, built by KangaHouse, can even double as a guest house.
These homes are built by Modern Shed, a Seattle-based company founded by a husband-wife team.
Their homes start at $6,900.
They’re amazing, versatile and gorgeous.
The high ceilings make them feel incredibly spacious, without taking up too much space.
Weehouse by Alchemy Architects was designed by a Minnesota design firm. Their small structures start at 435 square feet and they include a bathroom.
When designers Tom Sandonato and Martin Wehmann designed the KitHaus, they drew inspiration from mid-century pre-fab homes.
The modular K-Pod is their most popular starting model at just 117 square feet. That doesn't, however, include the space for this charming outdoor patio area.
Modern Spaces calls their units "forts for grown-ups." Easy to see why.
These fun spaces are comfy, cozy and teeming with light and natural wood.
For $6,000, the company will install a home for California residents.
Warner Aisslinger had a simple objective: to utilize the space on top of the city's skyscrapers to make them more productive.
One of his Loftcubes can fit a room with a kitchen and bathroom on top of a skyscraper with just 400 square feet.
And just look at the view.
Modern Cabana's small units have an updated tiki vibe, true to their name.
The small 10-foot by 12-foot units are great for a simple backyard lounge space or exercise area, but they can be modified to have a kitchen and bathroom as well.
The skylight panels would be perfect for a sunrise or sunset viewing area.
David Ballinger's Metroshed is a simple design of a cedar wood beam frame and aluminum frame doors.
It's $6,000 to buy this full pre-fab 9-foot by 13-foot model. But just look at how it has transformed this yard space into something perfectly practical and so nice to look at.
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