The Times – How to create a garden office
From sheds to chalets to shepherd’s huts: get your dream rural retreat.
ow we are into the third episode of the disappointing yet compelling miniseries “Stay at Home”, with no season finale in sight, isn’t it time to declare the commute dead? Not for those working in ICUs or Aldis, the blessed couriers or our beloved bin men, but for former office drones whose daytime whereabouts turn out to be neither here nor there. After setting fire to our underwired bras and pinchy shoes, can we WFH-ers proceed to plan our garden offices? Makeshift workstations turned out to be the enemy of productivity and peace of mind. A quiet retreat, separate from the hustle of the household, where we can toil uninterrupted and rediscover the pure joy of existing unobserved, has been the dream since last March.