Do you enjoy the convenience of working from home, but get tired of being faced with your work computer and other job-related clutter in your house? Or do you have a difficult time focusing and concentrating on work when there are piles of laundry and a sink full of dirty dishes staring you down?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then we have the perfect solution for you: the shedquarters. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a shed that doubles as work “headquarters.” The shedquarter is a home-office trend that’s sweeping the nation.

Ranging from the modest (an actual shed, purchased at a home supply store like Home Depot and outfitted with insulation and electricity), to modern pre-fab outbuildings, to permanent custom-built structures, shedquarters serve as home office spaces just outside the home.

A shedquarters’ small size makes it a perfect candidate for organized, multi-purpose design – exactly what most of us look for in an office space. As an added bonus, it can be used as a guest room, an artists’ studio… anything else one might need occasional space for.


Shedquarters are extremely popular in areas with pleasant year-round climates, such as California. And they’ve really taken off with the tiny-house community, which values downsizing, streamlining, and organization.

Several companies now sell shedquarter kits, which allow customers to customize everything from size to appearance to electrical options and soundproofing. Pricing varies depending on the options selected.

Nothing beats the commute to your own backyard, right?