Space-efficient work spaces are becoming all the rage these days. They’re great for maintaining privacy and uninterrupted workflow, and they can also be cozy and stylish, as well. Here are some examples of a growing trend of miniature studios (for offices and living structures), that are small enough to fit in someone’s back yard. We’re fond of calling them, shedquarters. Whether you need your own getaway space, an office, an art studio, or a full on extra home, there’s something for everyone out there!


Kanga Room: Based out of Austin, Texas, Kanga Room has backyard studios in three styles: modern, country cottage, and bungalow.

The basic package is an 8x8-foot shed that starts around $5,900 and you can add on a bathroom, kitchenette, and front porch for additional cost.

Modern Shed: This Seattle-based company was founded by husband and wife, Ryan Grey Smith and Ahna Holder.

They create flat-packed prefab structures. Basic 8x10 sheds start at $6,900.

Weehouse by Alchemy Architects: The Weehouse Studio was designed by Minnesota's Alchemy Architects.

They start at 435 square feet, and include a main room and bathroom. It can be used as either a home office, guest house, or even a main residence.

KitHaus: The KitHaus was designed by Tom Sandonato and Martin Wehmann.

It is a modular site-constructed prefab housing system. The K-Pod is the starting model and measures 117 square feet. They also have larger models.

Modern Spaces: “Forts for grown-ups!" Yep, that’s how they describe them.

These come in four pretty boxy styles. A fully installed shed with a foundation and finished exterior starts at $6,000. On-site installation is currently only available to California residents.

Loftcube: Werner Aisslinger designed these sheds to make the extra space on top of city skyscrapers more productive.

He was able to fit a kitchen and bathroom within these 400 square foot glass-walled studios.

Modern Cabana: The sheds from this San Francisco company start at 10x12 feet, but they have full studios with kitchens and baths.

The basic model is perfect for a backyard office, with its sliding door.

Metroshed: The MetroShed, by David Ballinger, is a prefab, flat-packed model that starts around $6,000.

This a simple design is made of a cedar wood beam post frame with aluminum-frame sliding doors, and comes in 9x13 feet or larger.

 

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