Modern-Shed Tips: Working from Home

At least one in five people work from home, and the number will only increase in the next few years. And who can blame them? More jobs than ever allow employees to work from home, especially if your job involves heavy online work. Working from home can be rewarding; I work from home, and I find I get more work done than I did in traditional work environments. Plus, I save money on gas and other work-related expenses.

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A space of your own

This Modern-Shed home office sits under a Redwood tree and provides a quiet spot for reading and relaxing.
This Modern-Shed home office sits under a Redwood tree and provides a quiet spot for reading and relaxing.

BAY AREA — “I’ll have what she’s having.”

The iconic Meg Ryan scene from “When Harry Met Sally” comes to Fay’s mind whenever she shows off her Modern-Shed craft studio turned home office to friends and family.

“That’s pretty much the reaction everyone has,” says Fay, who bought her Modern-Shed nearly a year ago. “They think it’s really cool that I have my own space. They ask, ‘What do you do out there?’ and I say, ‘Whatever I want.’ I can make it as neat or as sloppy as I want. It’s my space.”

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A Modern Design

As a reader of Dwell magazine, Darius had been aware of Modern-Shed for years.

Darius Mojahed's 10 by 12 home office has large windows to bring in natural light.
Darius’s 10 by 12 home office has large windows to bring in natural light.

“Probably since 2002-2003, I’ve had an interest in prefabricated architecture,” said Darius, who lived in a loft in Oakland’s Jack London Square at the time. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it always be cool to have a Modern-Shed?’” Continue reading