Creative Garden Office Uses from our Clients


We are huge fans of working from home – we believe that it is an awesome trend and that everyone should enjoy the luxury of working from a comfortable environment. Working from home comes with many benefits, and we’ve already discussed the many benefits of garden offices in our previous articles. However, for many, working remotely is not ideal due to the lack of space. The good news is we’ve developed a wide range of log cabins that can be used as garden offices and that make working from home easier and more enjoyable. 

Garden offices, sometimes referred to as ‘shoffices’ (shed + office), will make it easier for you to separate your work life from your home life while also being just a few steps away from the main house. A great thing about our garden office cabins is their versatility, which allows you to use these outbuildings in so many different ways. If you are planning to build your own garden office, this article will show you a few interesting uses for our garden offices. 

Here are some of the most popular and creative ways in which our clients use their garden office pods:

A Garden Office As An Art Studio

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of clients who purchased one of our garden office buildings to create an arts studio in their garden or backyard. For artists, a garden office comes with many benefits such as plenty of natural light, flexibility, comfort, and extra space. Most of our clients mentioned that their homes were not spacious enough to fit an art studio, and working outdoors wasn’t always comfortable. 

If you are an artist, whether you’re a painter, a sculptor, or a mixed-media artist, you are probably well aware of the fact that an artistic career does not have regular work hours or fixed schedules. Most artists work more than 8 hours a day and oftentimes they return to their studios once their kids have gone to bed. Being able to pop to the studio whenever you have a bit of free time or when you feel inspired will feel great and being able to be with your kids whenever they need you will surely improve your life-work balance. In addition to that, our garden offices are equipped with large windows so you’ll get to enjoy all that natural light and the wonderful view of your garden.

A Garden Office For A Small Business Owner

Some of our clients are small business owners and have decided to quit their regular jobs and focus on their projects. Running a business from home will be a different experience for each of our clients as it all depends on their business model, but our garden offices can accommodate any type of activity. Being able to focus on growing your business while also being close to home makes it easier for small business owners to reach their career and life goals. 

If you are a small business owner, you already know that achieving a healthy life-work balance can be tricky, and oftentimes you end up feeling that you are spending too much time working and too little time with your loved ones. As mentioned above, working from a garden office will allow you to focus on your work tasks without being interrupted, it will provide you with a quiet place for meetings and discussions with clients and business partners, but it will also allow you to be more present at home. A garden office will allow you to adapt your working hours based on your kids’ and partners’ schedules. You will also save money and time on commutes and you might even be able to focus on your diet more by eating at home. A garden office will also be a very pleasant and well-organized environment that will boost your productivity.

A Garden Office As A Therapy Pod

Another creative way to use a garden office is by transforming it into a calming and cosy therapy pod. Therapists have had a difficult time during the pandemics and some were forced to find creative ways to keep in touch with their clients. It has become quite common for therapy sessions to be carried out via Skype, but talking to a client while your kids are running around doesn’t work. A lot of our clients mentioned that after a few sessions, they realized that their main house wasn’t a professional environment, so they had to find a better solution – the garden office. 

A garden office is a cosy and comfortable outbuilding that allows therapists to schedule meetings with clients without worrying about being interrupted. You’ll be able to have sessions online and in-person as well because garden offices can be designed based on your needs and preferences. It is safe to say that thanks to their modern design and versatility, garden offices make perfect therapy dens.

A Garden Office As A Gym/Yoga Studio

Another great way to use a garden office is as a Yoga studio or as a home gym. Whether you are a personal trainer, a yoga instructor, or a fitness instructor, a garden gym will make your job so much easier. Whether you meet with your clients in person or online, a garden pod will provide you with an ideal space that you can customize based on your needs and preferences. In addition to being great for business, it will also allow you to involve your family more. Your kids can join you and learn more about your job, and your partner might become more passionate about sports. If your friends are always coming over, they will be thrilled to spend time with you in your home gym.

In Conclusion

These are just a few examples of creative ways in which our clients are currently using their garden office pods. But given how versatile these outbuildings are, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are a small business owner, an artist, a sports instructor, a therapist, or any other type of freelancer, a garden office will improve your quality of life and allow you to lead a healthier and happier life.

If you want to build your own garden office, do not hesitate to check our blog regularly for tips and tricks. If you have any questions about our garden offices, do not hesitate to contact us! You can visit our display sites in Leeds and Devon, where you can interact with some of our most popular products. We offer free shipping to most parts of the UK so you can easily purchase our garden offices online.