The Small Garden Office Pod
The perfect pod for a mini garden
Mini garden pods have been around for a long time, and despite their compact size, they are cleverly designed to offer functional workspaces, incorporating many features found in larger counterparts.
How small can a micro garden pod be?
If your garden office only needs a desk and a computer, you'd be surprised at just how small a space you need to work from. Believe it or not, a 2.4m x 1.8m footprint will actually work as a small garden office pod. You will need to account for a single door for access, but you can still add a picture window to the front aspect to make it look like a garden office rather than a shed. Within that footprint, you can put the desk under the window and still have room for an Ikea bookcase or two along the back wall.
This layout illustrates a 2.6m wide x 2m deep small garden office pod with internal dimensions of 2.4m (96") wide x 1.8m (72") deep.
The single door can be located on either side of the front elevation, and the window is a 900mm x 900mm picture window.
Small Garden Office Pods In Situ
Small Garden Office Pod with Shed
This is a bespoke design
How much is a micro pod?
Our micro garden pods start at £7500, so you can comfortably create a home working office within a budget of £10k. Whilst the reduction in square footage doesn't always reduce the cost by a proportionate amount, it does mean that you can squeeze an outdoor office unit in the smallest of spaces and can gain back the spare bedroom or kitchen table. Remembering that this is not just a glorified shed, the micro pod includes cavity wiring, insulation to the floor, walls and ceiling, 2 double dockets, spotlights and assembly.
Is there a design tool for the inside layout?
Free Website Design Tool
Free room planner
Use this tool to help plan your room. The free online design tool allows you to create the room size, add windows and doors, then drop in office furniture and other items to create the perfect layout. Remember to remove 200mm from depth and width dimensions as the room planner is based on the internal dimensions.
Ikea is the go to place for garden office furniture - and with this free design tool, not only can you check whether the furniture fits, you can even print off the item numbers and purchase online. Remember to remove 200mm from depth and width dimensions as the design tool is based on the internal dimensions.
How do I use the IKEA design tool
1. Start by choosing the office planner.
2. Define the size of the room (internal dimensions).
3. Add door (850mm) wide
4. Add window (600mm or 900mm wide)
5. Design - this will allow access to IKEA furniture.
If your desk is too big to spin round - then click define and enlarge the size of the room. Re-locate the desk in position, before returning the size back to the original size. When you add furniture it is automatically added to the list (top right of the page) whereby you can print off and order.
The example below is for a 3.2m wide x 1.8m deep Micro Pod.
(Internal dimensions are 3000mm wide x 1600mm deep)
Where can I see one
Visit our show room
You can't beat seeing a Micro Garden Pod in the flesh, so before you purchase one, come and have a look at the range of garden office pods that we have on display. If you prefer to talk to someone and discuss the options, then simply book an appointment so that our trained staff are available to answer all of your questions.
What steps do I need to take?
If you are actively looking to install your own micro garden office pod, once you've identified the space in the garden or back yard that you'd like it to be sited, then use the configurator to position doors and windows so that you get a design and price. Most people then visit the show site, before contacting a local builder to price up the groundwork. If you are local we have plenty of contacts for this step of the process, and it may be that if you have a flat patio area already, you could well utilise it if it is flat and level.
Buying a Micro Garden Office Pod
Design Online with the Configurator
If you are actively looking to install your own micro garden office pod, once you've identified the space in the garden or back yard that you'd like it to be sited, then use the configurator to position doors and windows so that you get a design and price.
Visit the Show Room
Most people visit the show site prior to contacting a local builder to price up the groundwork. The showroom has plenty of buildings that illustrate the size, design, and accessories that could be of interest. When you visit the show room we will guide you through the next stages
Organise the groundwork
If you are local we have plenty of contacts for this step of the process, and it may be that if you have a flat patio area already, you could well utilise it if it is flat and level. Otherwise a local builder will be able to price up a small paving slab or concrete base. If you are local we can provide a price for a ground screw base that can be done in house.
Book yourself in the schedule
Once all the prices have been calculated, it's then time to place the order and book yourself in the schedule. At this point a third deposit is required, which will hold our slot and allow production to go ahead. The lead time is usually between 2 and 4 months depending on the time of year, and the lead time for specific components.
Accept delivery and decorate
It won't be long before the assembly day arrives, and the team will arrive between 8am and 9am. A micro pod will be installed within a day, so by 3pm you'll have the keys ready for the final stage. At this point an electrician is needed for half a day to power up the pod, and paint can be applied if required. Then simply add your furniture and enjoy the benefits of working from home.