Prefabricated garden office built in a day

A versatile home working solution designed by architects

By Hugh Metcalf | 8 October 2020

During the height of the lockdown, Tomaso Boana and Jonas Prišmontas of architecture studio Boano Prišmontas didn’t rest on their laurels. Their attention was taken by an issue that become prevalent while many of us were working from home. They set to the task of finding an outdoor work space that avoids the need to squeeze a desk into unsatisfactory spaces inside the home. Their solution? A low-cost, prefabricated garden office with a modular design that adapts to fit any outdoor space.

Overhead view of a prefabricated garden home office at the end of a small garden

The design adapts to the smallest of spaces. Photo: Boano Prišmontas

Speed of construction

Made from digitally fabrication birch plywood modules, the structure can be put up in a single day. Customisation of the building allows for a range of spaces and working requirements. The minimum size is 1.8×2.4m, and all designs come at a maximum height of 2.5m. So, this avoids having to seek planning permission. The prefabricated garden office is geometrically efficient and uses standard material dimensions to minimise any waste when creating the structure. The starting price is £5,000 for a basic module.

Prefabricated garden office fitted into a small side return space.

This pod fits neatly into a side return. Photo: Boano Prišmontas