Office cubes are a totally unique place to work from home in a backyard shed. From contemporary to classic to eco-friendly to bubble construction, an office cube creates a personalized work space you can have all to yourself. Get ideas to design your own outdoor office and be more creative and productive in this new kind of outdoor space.
Read on to see great ideas to get started on designing your own office cube.
Wooden “Eco” Garden Office
One of the best and most popular designs for a backyard office cube is going “Eco.” Within the organic exterior comes a light-colored interior installed with modern furnishings. Add some green colors on the side to make the vibe even more eco-friendly. This design was made by the Westbury Garden Rooms.
Modern Futuristic Backyard Office
Modern-themed designs are harder to build when space is limited. But when done right, futuristic buildings would stand out from the rest of other structures. They are built with clean lines and modern finishes.
Adobe Annex Office
For those who want to integrate their offices into the environment, using adobe wood is effective. The vibrant exterior can match with almost any greenery. Its metal framework makes it look sleek without removing the nature-themed look. As for the interior, you can add drywall for easy decoration and hide any insulation material.
Lush Green Backyard Office
Designed by Scott Lewis Landscape Architects, this backyard office design uses the landscape to effectively integrate the structure. The stone pavement compliments the space with neutral colors, making the greenery more vibrant and homey. The plants need some regular maintenance, but it can help a lot in insulating the small place.
Classic Home Office Shed
This classic design can be integrated into any garden. It’s soundproof, weatherproof, and eco-friendly. If you end up not needing an office anymore, this design can be a studio, gym, or anything else you need a backyard workspace to be.
Two Story Office Shed
Having a second story is a great use of small spaces. Use the bottom floor as your office and the top can be a studio, gym, extra bedroom, storage room or just a quiet place to read a book. You can have the ultimate she shed or man cave!
1930’s-Themed Backyard Office
Are you aiming for a 1930’s look with a modern minimalistic twist? You can give this design a spin. Its interior is big enough for a modern-minimalistic design. However, the exterior is made with red-cedar shingles, a good insulator but a pain in the neck to install
Monastically Inspired Shed
Designed by Autonomous, the Monastically-Inspired workspace office gives an affordable and stylishly contemporary building. It is an easy and minimalist setup for people who only need the bare basics of a home office. Another reason why it is quite popular is the fact that you can remove it easily when it’s not needed anymore.
The Edifice Cedar Shed
The Edifice focuses on accessibility and customizability of the structure. Made with cedar, you can go minimalistic or create your own theme and go crazy with the decoration. Off-grid living is possible for this design, as it uses angular roofing perfect for solar panel installations
Home Office Pod
If you hate boxy designs, then the “Home Office Pod” is for you. Designed by Hello Wood, the geometric shape of the structure makes it unique and easy to decorate. Insulation is not its strongest part, but still possible. Once it’s insulated and properly decorated, you have a proper year-long office solution.
Log Cabin Backyard Office
The ultimate pun for a “log cabin,” this design by Piet Hein Eek is quite attractive and “hygge.” It has a stylish and modern feel but cozy and nature-oriented at the same time. Whether you aim to work for hours or just relax and rest, this office design fits the bill.
The Archipod isn’t a cube, but the design that proves you can make a small structure that doesn’t look like Minecraft. Its interesting shape makes it perfect for adventurous decor builders and landscaping artists who happen to need a functional office. You don’t have to worry about the lighting because the glass dome let enough natural light for office use.
Tiny Pop-Up Hotel
Designed by Miller Kendrick Architects, the Tiny Pop-up Hotel takes “boxy” designs out of the box with its composite structure. It doesn’t have a shape in a “traditional” sense, but it is still a sound structure and can be built with plywood and sheathing panels. You’d love to make this if you want to test your carpentry and woodworking skills.
We hope you are inspired to get started on designing your own new backyard office. We gave you a broad range of office cube ideas, and a few aren’t even cubes! Keep reading to find new ideas for outdoor pods.