If you’re like me and you have the option to work as a remote-based designer, you might find that you easily become sick of working in the bustle of city life.
You’re over all the morning traffic, the pollution, and being in loud and noisy environments everyday. Or breaking the bank buying coffee and breakfast at your favorite cafe every morning.
Or you may be on the total opposite side of the spectrum, and this year threw you for a complete whirlwind and you were forced recently to begin working from home; aka the couch.
No matter the reason that you’re now working from home, you might’ve quickly found that it’s not always as good as it’s chalked up to be.
There are tons of distractions that come with working from home. From longer accidental netflix breaks, to doing all your chores to procrastinate from working on your newest design, I feel you and I know how hard it can be to work from home.
That’s why today, I want to present you with the best solution for working from home and staying on top of your A-game.
And the best solution to all remote-working problems is: backyard offices.
What is a backyard office?
A backyard office is going to be your best friend, nay, your guardian angel.
So what is a backyard office anyway?
Well, a backyard office is as simple as it sounds. An office that you can put in your backyard.
The styles of backyard offices vary from modern to farmhouse(link to backyard office inspirations), to a couple of office rooms, to a single open-concept office.
But the point of having a backyard office is to get you into a place where you can access your best productivity levels. A place where you can walk in and train your brain that it’s a place for you to work and achieve all of your life-long career goals and dreams.
Why is a backyard office such a good solution for remote designers?
A backyard office is much more than just a little box in your backyard.
It’s your place of inspiration and creativity. A place where you can get away from the noise of the world and simply hear your own thoughts.
Like I was telling you, working from home is no easy feat.
For one thing, the distractions that come with working from home, especially if you live with friends, roomates, a partner, or family, are just astronomical.
It’s hard to keep everything organized in your home if you work from a common room. People are constantly coming and going from room to room. And if you’ve had some embarrassing moments like I have, a family member might just bust in your room singing while you’re in an important business call.
Not to mention the FOMO(fear of missing out) that you can experience when working from home.
Say you have some friends visit the person you live with. You’re not going to want to stay focused and work while they’re out in the kitchen living their best life eating the cinnamon rolls you made last night.
Or maybe you can’t focus in a dirty environment. If you didn’t tidy up the night before, it’s hard to wake up and focus on work when you’re in a disastrous space.
This is just the tip of the iceberg on why it’s so nice to have your own little backyard work haven.
When you have a backyard office, you can wake up in the morning, get ready as if you’re going to an office, but miss the morning traffic and walk straight into the office of your dreams just as you left it the day before.
Having a backyard office is also incredible beneficial in the sense that it heps separate your work life from your home life.
I’ve been working from home for about 5 years now, and you can believe when I say that before I got my backyard office from Nooka, it was incredibly hard to stay on task and separate my home life from work life.
Your brain is habitual. So whenever you work from a certain place, when you go there, it’ll automatically go into work mode.
And I don’t know about you, but I want my house to be a place of zen and relaxation. I want to be able to turn off the work mode in the evening and just relax.
And Nooka made that possible for me.
How can I get a backyard office?
So maybe now you’re thinking, “Dang, I really need a backyard office,” but you don’t have the time and tools or even skills to make one in a timely fashion.
Well, that’s where my favorite backyard office company, Nooka, comes into play.
In my humble opinion, they’re the best in their area of expertise and I’ll tell you why.
Nooka is the first company worldwide that offers a home garden office that is smart and connected(smart lighting and smart heat control, high-speed wifi, zero human interactions for accessing it with the mobile app, smart scheduling, mobile in-app payment, air control sensors and smart furniture).
Nooka offers you 3 different styles of Nooks, the main differentiator being the size of each one.
Nooka One is 3×4 meters. Nooka Two is 6x4m and has all the standard features like smart lighting, smart access by a mobile app, wi-fi, UV light for disinfection. It also has two interior design options: single-use, with 1 working desk, or multiple-use, which has up to 6 desks. And finally, Nooka Three is 3x9m, and has extra space for more desks, and also comes with a gorgeous deck terrace.
All you have to do to get your hands on one of these beauties is to visit their website and register for one, then pay the upfront set-up fee of approximately 1,000€.
After the initial payment, they will come and set it up for you and the payment plan will be based on your monthly subscription type.
Another great thing about Nooka is that if you’re looking for a business opportunity and an amazing community, you can set up a Nooka in your own town, with an extremely low initial investment, and start subleasing it to other remote workers.