When you think of a cabin, what comes to mind may only be along the lines of relaxation. Many people have not necessarily been to one, with their only references coming from movies and other pop culture sources. You can imagine then that the idea of a “cabin office” begins to sound very far-fetched when you think of it that way.
Why would someone want to take something that sounds so relaxing and make it into a workspace? Ironically enough, that line of thinking is the exact thing that would make having one built a reality.
However, the difference would be the place that needs to be maintained as one of relaxation. Instead of thinking that way about introducing an office aesthetic and purpose to a vacation home, imagine introducing that kind of vibe to your actual house.
Naturally, you would probably become turned off almost immediately. Why in the world would you want to take what should be your sanctum and turn it into a place that is conducive to productivity?
There are certainly mental elements that make one place more suitable for work or relaxation than the next. If you journey to the spa for a relaxing day to take care of yourself, then the idea of bringing your laptop along to work on some deliverables may repulse you.
Similarly, if your home is the site of family, good fun, and enjoyment, why would you ever want to dampen that mood by making changes to make it a better work environment?
The dilemma, though, is that if those changes are not made, then you may notice that your productivity enters a state of slow to rapid decline. You can't necessarily afford to not be hitting the mark where your job is concerned. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.
However, how convenient would it be if you had a location at home dedicated to the kind of atmosphere that's conducive to getting more work done without necessarily having to modify your home?
That is the idea behind a home office pod, and it is going to be explored today. First, you get to understand what a modern prefab cabin is and why having one can be such a blessing. Further on, you are introduced to the Autonomous prefab office for backyard use, as well as its specs for you to understand how relevant it may be for your needs.
This goes on to include a couple of ideas for office cabin decor and furniture that may be highly conducive to giving you an ergonomic experience as you work. After you have completed all of this, your impression of an outdoor office shed and its relevance in your life may just take quite a turn.
What Is a Cabin Office?
When you think of a cabin, you naturally don't think about a traditional dwelling space. Instead, you think of a separate building structure that bears some resemblance to a house that you may use for one or more reasons.
People often visit cabins for the sake of relaxation. Others may use them for the storage of tools or equipment. While often located in remote places, some people have cabins or sheds in their backyards or gardens too.
What may be new to you is the idea of using one as a cabin office. That would be the only new piece of information that completes this definition. Therefore, you can view a cabin office as a separate structure from the home that is used exclusively for work reasons.
Therefore, it is likely going to be outfitted with the same kind of office furniture that would be found in a traditional or home office space. The setup requires provisions to be made for electricity and the other necessities or quality of life needs to create the best working experience.
It's a privilege to be able to work from home and not have to deal with rush hour traffic or the apparel requirements that come with going to a traditional office space. While many places don't necessarily have uniforms, it can be quite the chore having to prepare what you plan on wearing for the week.
However, being at home seems to introduce a natural decline in performance as most people don't have the easiest time ignoring all the distractions around them. Cabin offices are meant to make life easier by giving you the advantages that come with not having to leave your property while removing the disadvantages of remaining in your house.
It's a dedicated workspace on your property that is separate from your dwelling. You could not have it any better than that. Of course, this means that you have complete free reign over the internal cabin office décor.
So, if a gigantic picture of some Pokémon is what completes the workspace for you, then you can feel free to introduce them to your area.
Introducing the Autonomous WorkPod
Now, it's time for you to get acquainted with the one and only Autonomous WorkPod. This is by no means the only prefab external office design that you can get, but it certainly stands head and shoulders above much of the competition for a few reasons.
First, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that your backyard or garden space features uneven terrain. The build of many other designs is not necessarily conducive to this, but there is no challenge at all for the WorkPod, one of the stylish modern prefab cabin in the market.
The fuss-free adjustable foundation allows for six independent points of adjustment that make allowances for ground that may not necessarily be so level. The result is that the actual building remains looking flat and parallel anyways.
The WorkPod is prewired with all the comfort and functional needs you could ever want, including warm lighting, air conditioning, and electric outlets. It simply needs to be connected to a power source and it's ready to go.
With your order, the Autonomous team assembles it on your property, so you can imagine it as a sort of adult Lego set. Probably if you were to hire contractors to build you a modern prefab cabin, you would be waiting for months to have the finished product.
That doesn't take away from the quality and stability you get. The only reason this works is that the components and different pieces were already pre designed before anything ever arrived at your home. It's even built to stand up to the elements, able to handle anything between -60- and 122-degrees Fahrenheit. Insects, moisture, and mold are also no problem at all.
You may be a bit skeptical to dive into the WorkPod as a cabin office, so you should know that you can test what the experience would be like before you commit to a purchase.
By making an appointment and visiting the Autonomous showroom, you are given one hour to test out the Autonomous WorkPod complete with the incredible SmartDesk and ErgoChair Pro to boot. Note that these are included in your WorkPod purchase, so it is an apples-to-apples experience.
If for whatever reason, you don't want the desk and chair to be included, then you can order the Autonomous Pod variation which only consists of the modern prefab cabin. The choice is in your hands.
WorkPod Specs in Detail
For those who may be interested in measurements and things along that line, this section is for you to familiarize you a bit more with the footprint and materials that make up the cabin office.
First, the shape that you are getting is that of a trapezoid. From any angle you look at the WorkPod, you're going to be seeing a quadrilateral, though a couple of angles may appear a bit more uniform than others. Still, just remember that it's a three-dimensional trapezoid and you should be fine.
As far as height goes, the shorter side measures 92 inches while the longer side measures 125 inches. For reference, you would need to be at least 7.5 feet tall to have trouble fitting into the unit on the short side. On the longer side, you would need to be around 10 feet tall to have any bodily clearance issues.
The length of the cabin office is 142.5 inches, while its width is 103 inches. Therefore, you can see that there is a lot of space for you to take advantage of, and you should have no challenges setting up your office equipment, while still having quite a bit of real estate to work with.
Earlier, you heard that the Autonomous WorkPod was element resistant and incredibly durable. That's because of the layered approach to the construction. You are getting a combination of multiple layers of plywood enclosing a frame of another wood type and insulation foam. Additionally, there is bitumen and composite wood on the other side of that arrangement.
The ability to stand on any terrain comes from six M300 cement bases that can be adjusted by positive or negative 4.5 inches. Even if these bases stand at different heights, they still provide optimal and immovable support. Note that these are all affixed to a steel frame foundation.
That base combination of the modern prefab cabin can handle a weight of up to 4 tons, which is way beyond what you are going to need to handle the top of the pod and whatever equipment load is going to be inside it.
Even with all this attention to detail and pristine design, you get a 3-year warranty for anything that doesn't work as expected. Simply reach out to the Autonomous team, and the item replacement process takes things from there.
The final note is that if you happen to be in the United States, the shipping associated with your WorkPod is completely free of charge.
Interior Design and Furniture
What do you do with your office cabin decor? After all, the construction process only takes care of giving you the building. It still needs to be populated with furniture and whatever other elements give it the kind of work vibe that you may desire.
The most important thing to note is that there is no universal rule to apply where the decor is concerned. It heavily leans on what you may be comfortable with, and that is where the equation should end.
You don't want to bring in anything that's going to be too distracting from your work. However, you may find that a couple of posters and plants are enough to create the kind of ambiance you want in your cabin office.
Additionally, maybe you may find a whiteboard to be incredibly useful for your needs. Some people do a lot of brainstorming in their work and having somewhere to scribble is a huge plus.
As far as furniture goes, it's in your best interest to choose office fixtures that yield comfort and boost productivity, which is what ergonomic designs are all about. Of course, if you went with the Autonomous WorkPod, then all of this is already taken care of for you.
The WorkPod option is complete with a SmartDesk and ErgoChair Pro. The combination of an adjustable standing desk and a chair in the cabin office with all the custom adjustments you could want is a win, no matter how you may look at it.
This is not the most explored topic in the world, as not many people think of a garden office pod as the solution to one of hybrid or remote workers’ biggest concerns. How do you keep your work and personal life separate when both of them are happening from the same place?
Now you know the extent to which a log cabin office can grant you that name. Yes, they don't all have to be made from logs, but it is a prominent material in some of the designs from various manufacturers.
More specifically, you got well acquainted with the standout Autonomous design, and you now know that you can take a WorkPod showroom tour at your convenience, even getting a test run of Autonomous’ top tier office furniture at the same time.
There is no surprise if you find yourself making plans almost immediately after having read all you did about cabin offices and their merits. If nothing else, you are now in an excellent position to make the best prefab purchase decision.
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