Update in 2022. This company doesn’t exist anymore, but my brother is buidling something similar right now, check it out: Smart Mod
Recently I just stumbled upon a great web site and business idea… of a British company that offers beautiful, zen-like office spaces for home workers… to put in their gardens, called OfficePOD.
Bare-bones office with cool design
Actually what more do you need. If you have a garden where you can put this kind of office, it seems for me a perfect place to work. Lots of fresh air when you need it, because of the glass feels spacious and the design creates a very nice environment.
Teleworking (Telecommuting) at its best
They don’t sell these things - they lease them to companies who want their employees to work remotely. It’s a great idea, because this nice office helps overcome the most important problems of teleworking:
office in the same place where you sleep - not anymore, you actually have to leave the house to go to your “office”
office environment not properly set up - again, the employer can prepare the office setup the way he wants so the employee has everything they need to get the job done, even furniture :-)
lack of office feel to the home office - again, not anymore, this office feels like office… but then again, because it’s located in a garden, feels like a “nice office” - so you switch to a nicer work environment than your good old cubicle in the old building.
The only problem I see here is if… well… you don’t have a garden. Other than that it’s really cool.
Congratulations to creators of this office space for this fantastic business idea. Hope it spreads the idea of working remotely from home.
By the way, the new Productive! Magazine is all about working from home, so grab your free PDF issue.
What do you think? Would you like to work in a home office like this?