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The distractions of not being a shedworker
A third of workers in traditional offices say they are regularly distracted for up to three hours a day, according to research by budgeting account provider thinkmoney.  The biggest source of distraction is chatting to colleagues about last night’s televisi...
A third of workers in traditional offices say they are regularly distracted for up to three hours a day, according to research by budgeting account provider thinkmoney. The biggest source of distraction is chatting to colleagues about last night's television, relationship problems, and plans for ...
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National Shed Week starts
The Garden House National Shed Week starts today and new research from Cuprinol shows that the British love affair with shedlike atmospheres continues apace - indeed, one in 10 twenty and thirtysomethings questioned by them claim they would be happy to get ...
The Garden House National Shed Week starts today and new research from Cuprinol shows that the British love affair with shedlike atmospheres continues apace - indeed, one in 10 twenty and thirtysomethings questioned by them claim they would be happy to get married in their shed or garden office.
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Shed and garden office insurance: latest figures
Now that we're close to the finish line for the Shed of the Year 2015 competition, Gocompare.com is urging owners to make sure they have adequate insurance cover for their shedlike atmospheres. Sheds and other garden outbuildings are usually covered as fixt...
Now that we're close to the finish line for the Shed of the Year 2015 competition, Gocompare.com is urging owners to make sure they have adequate insurance cover for their shedlike atmospheres. Sheds and other garden outbuildings are usually covered as fixtures and fittings under buildings ...
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Nicola Morgan: shedworker (video)
Author and speaker Nicola Morgan is also a shedworker as she explains in this video filmed by 13-year-old Iona who enjoyed work experience with her in her garden office. The shed and Nicola's explanation of her shedworking lifestyle starts around the 4.50 m...
Author and speaker Nicola Morgan is also a shedworker as she explains in this video filmed by 13-year-old Iona who enjoyed work experience with her in her garden office. The shed and Nicola's explanation of her shedworking lifestyle starts around the 4.50 mark. Posted by alex johnson at 9:38 AM ...
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Shedworker (video)
We've mentioned Sir Harrison Birtwistle's garden office before but here's a marvellous short video by Gripping Films showing him at work in it. Here's what they say about it: "To coincide with my godfather Harry’s 80th birthday, the website Sinfini commissi...
"To coincide with my godfather Harry's 80th birthday, the website Sinfini commissioned Gripping Films to produce a ten minute film about him composing a piano concerto, at home in his shed in Wiltshire. Shot over a few days last summer before I set off for Mexico and edited a month ago after we ...
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Stay in a beach hut
Enjoy a shedlike holiday in one of these huts in an excellently-subbed article in The Independent - there are featured huts for overnight stays in the Isle of Wight, Mudeford Spit, Esses, Devon (this one's been on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces series), Mer...
Enjoy a shedlike holiday in one of these huts in an excellently-subbed article in The Independent - there are featured huts for overnight stays in the Isle of Wight, Mudeford Spit, Esses, Devon (this one's been on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces series), Mersea Island and Berwickshire.
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HSBC shedworking
Where in the world were you saw the HSBC advert? Help us compile a bigger picture. pic.twitter.com/vlO6YoQ0IO — OfficePOD (@officepod) June 27, 2015 HSBC is using a garden office to promote improved work-life balance in its billboard ads. Specifically, it i...
HSBC is using a garden office to promote improved work-life balance in its billboard ads. Specifically, it is an OfficePod one which are popping up in many trendy locations. We particularly like this one (below) in the Google UK HQ reception area which is used as a diary/interview room and ...
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Moated garden office
If you're looking to move house and are also after a garden office surrounded by water, than Richard Savidge estate agents have just the thing,  a four bedroomed detached house in Ravenshead, Nottingham (on for oiro £675,000). It comes with a circular pavil...
If you're looking to move house and are also after a garden office surrounded by water, than Richard Savidge estate agents have just the thing, a four bedroomed detached house in Ravenshead, Nottingham (on for oiro £675000). It comes with a circular pavilion in the middle of a Koi Carp pond with ...
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Could sheds solve our housing problems?
An interesting short piece in The Guardian by Patrick Barkham suggests that "planners could
draw inspiration from the simplicity of the original concep" of the Shed of the Year competition. Here's a snippet: "Perhaps it is too much to hope that our love fo...
"Perhaps it is too much to hope that our love for sheds might yet transform our housing industry, planning system and building regulations to allow the creation of simpler, cheaper, low-consumption homes. But that passion should be a start." Readers may also want to take a peak at something I ...
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The Shack
Designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects on an
old Northamptonshire WW2 reconnaissance air base which had been converted into a nuclear
missile site and then abandoned, this is a
studio for "photographing wildlife on the surface of an old bomb pond". Here...
Designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects on an old Northamptonshire WW2 reconnaissance air base which had been converted into a nuclear missile site and then abandoned, this is a studio for "photographing wildlife on the surface of an old bomb pond". Here's what the architects say about it: ...
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Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year, Sunday 8pm, Channel 4

From October 1, the rules regarding outbuildings (which I assume to include garden offices) are changing in the UK - and it looks like for t... Around the shedworld. Carey Roberson 's studio (above) is lovely but roofless... The shedtastic Daily Telegraph has a 'win a shed' competition as par.
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Hoxton TREExOFFICE: treehouseworking
This marvellous treehouse/pod - TREExOFFICE - is now open for business in Hoxton Square, London, as part of the Park Hack project. Built around a tree, groups and individuals can book it from now until December (£15 per half day for a desk, £120 for the who...
This marvellous treehouse/pod - TREExOFFICE - is now open for business in Hoxton Square, London, as part of the Park Hack project. Built around a tree, groups and individuals can book it from now until December (£15 per half day for a desk, £120 for the whole thing, free for community groups at ...
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Shedworking. The Independent. Crohn's and Colitis UK. Bookshelf. Cheese and apple sandwiches.
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