Backyard sheds have come a long way, and nothing is more proving of that statement than the Zen Prefab Work Pod. With almost everyone having to move their office space home to work, the need for extra space is rising. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be for a home office that you need a shed in the backyard. These little oases of tranquillity and productivity can serve as a workout space or even just a place where you can escape. Unfortunately, before recently, there weren’t many options—especially stylish options like the Zen Work Pod.
Made from oak, walnut, and aluminium, the Zen Work Pod floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides to let in plenty of natural light. The interior dimensions of the pod—78.8 inches by 126.4 inches—is more than sufficient to house a desk, bed, or workout equipment. The sloped roof helps to provide a sense of even more space. The design aesthetic is kept simple so that you can escape here and focus on what you’re doing. That being said, it’s adaptable enough that you can decorate it how you want as well. You can double up the offering from Autonomous by including their SmartDesk 2 – Home Office and a Kinn Chair if you plan to use the space as a work-from-home location.
The shed is pre-fabricated, so assembly is a breeze, especially since setup is one of the included services. When you order, the pod will be delivered within two to four days, and when it arrives, it will be set up within 72 hours. The pricing is very affordable as well. For US customers, early-bird pricing starts at USD$5,400 if you’re one of the first 10 to buy. The price jumps to USD$8,400 for the next five purchasers, with the final early bird price being USD$13,400. Even at that final price, you’re getting an incredible deal. Having that extra space—for working, working out, or just taking a nap—is well worth the price.