Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: Archipod’s Spherical Garden Office Pod

The door opens upwards like a gullwing car door, which makes it feel like you're stepping into a futuristic space ship rather than your office.

UK-based Archipod is betting that a lot of people who work from home don’t have the space they need, so they designed and built this chic little pod. Since the pod is prefabricated in sections small enough to fit through a door, it’s easy to install one just about anywhere. Heck, it might even be able to fit inside your house if you needed it to. Waste is minimized during the factory manufacturing process, and FSC certified timber is used for the structure and cladding in addition to recycled fiberglass insulation. Archipod is currently exploring the use of more recycled materials in the construction of the pod.

The pod has a large roof dome to let in ample natural light during the day, and it has one porthole window for viewing. The door opens upwards like a gullwing car door, which makes it feel like you’re stepping into a futuristic space ship rather than your office. The desk inside is semi-circular, ergonomic and covered in Marmoleum®. The pod comes ready with electrical outlets, data ports, an electric heater, mood lighting and a smoke alarm. We wish our home office was that neat and tidy — without a single thing on the desk except a vase of flowers and a laptop.

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  1. Robert Sultani May 30, 2014 at 4:18 am

    I am Just one of those people with two kids another on the way .. work from home .. But can it handle extreme heat? Where we live 50 C in summer… How much does this cost I wonder

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  4. perfectcirclecarpenter June 5, 2010 at 12:58 am

    no distractions! and if you see a cloud, don’t start daydreaming! WORK! 😛
    Can we make a pumpkin version with wheels? A mobile office?

  5. Jac February 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I think the window should be bigger, so you do not have to switch-on the lights during the day. A bigger desk should be optional, some of us have to use desktops. And some shelves or cabinets would be nice.

  6. Dr.Gonzo February 14, 2010 at 11:02 am

    i’d prioritize a great view into the garden too, if I were building a garden house, but seeing as this is a prefab, designed to be an office, and could end up anywhere, i’d say they’ve done a great job. that little pod looks like an ideal escape to focus on work

  7. mskogly February 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I love the outside, but I find the placement of the window rather strange. If you make a garden house, wouldn’t you prioritize a great view into the garden? I would.

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