Sustainsia's Work Pod: A Portable Creative Refuge

Sustainsia's Work Pod: A Portable Creative Refuge

Michelle Chin
Oct 4, 2010

For those lucky enough to work from home, the home office is all to often a laptop on the kitchen table, or tiny desk in the bedroom. At its worst, it can in the garage or even a storage shed in the backyard. Unveiled a year ago, architect Tom Biggs and furniture maker Tony Carr, have reinvented the home office for the 21st century. Read more...

"It's great that people work at home — we can save carbon, lower our carbon footprint, and live more sanely," Biggs said. "But there's got to be a way to bring people out of the poor choices that are available when you want to have a unit that's separate from your home."

The Work Pod is whimsical and comes fully outfitted for your creative peace of mind. One advantage of its portability is that if you move, it can move with you. Other modern sheds don't offer that flexibility. Another plus: with a footprint of just 96 square feet, most California municipalities wouldn't require a permit to place this on your property.

At a tentative $10,000 price tag, it's a bit less than the entry level Modern-Shed and about 1/3 the price of a Kithaus, though if you were ambitious and channeling the DIY gods, you could build a Blazona for around $1,500 and a lot of elbow grease. But none of these options offer the funky Pee Wee's Playhouse vibe and versatile built-in furniture of the Work Pod.

(Images: Sustainia, Inc)

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