Just like the tiny house movement -- of which The Blaze has reported on several cases -- there's a trend that started in Europe called shedworking.
It's exactly as it sounds: working from a shed-like building. For those who work from home, which is growing in number as telecommuting becomes more popular, you know the importance of creating a designated work space.
Some are turning to Archipods.
These round offices are meant to compliment a garden landscape, according to the website. The pod is made of environmentally friendly materials and is insulated. The U.K.'s Business Desk reports that sales in the U.S. are beginning to take off:
ABF managing director Darren Buttle said: “It’s going extremely well in New York. It’s such an important city for us when you consider the size and scale of the business community, and we’re delighted with the impact we made at the Agile Working event.
“Orders are already coming through, and we’re confident we can build on our success to date in the US and continue our upwards trajectory.
“Our international operation is gathering apace. Our immediate focus is undoubtedly America, which still offers so much untapped potential, but I’m keen to explore opportunities in Canada, Brazil and regions of South East Asia as well. These are all markets that are experiencing rapid growth of their own and are countries where we can really play a part in helping companies compete in the international arena through effective use of office space and cohesive work-life strategies."
If you were interested in getting your own Archipod, you could look into purchasing one from Hammacher Schlemmer. But it's no cheap shed, costing around $40,000.
If you're interested in the small home movement, check out these stories on The Blaze: the 441-square-foot home, an even smaller one at 320-square-feet and the more extreme 72-square-foot apartmentin New York. One man has a five tiny home complex that has helped him avoid building codes.