WORKING FROM A HOME GARDEN

Are you working from home? Is your garden a help or a hindrance. Here are some thoughts on how your garden could make your working day a lot more pleasant.

WHAT CAN A WORKING FROM HOME GARDEN PROVIDE?

  • A place to clear your head and process ideas
  • Offers valuable time away from screens and phones
  • The ultimate in biophilic office design
  • Potentially a beautiful outdoor workspace
  • Somewhere for an all year round home office
  • A place for children and pets to play safely while you work

We’ ve been working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown and we have to say, there’s a lot about it that we’ve enjoyed. We love the reduction in fuel bills, we also like the reduced pressure to do things like iron shirts and shave. It’s great that we can be working AND cook dinner in our shorts. Plus, we are spending more time with our children. And it’s been a privilege to be there as they are learning about life.

Not everything is coming up roses though. Working from home does have its challenges. We don’t have a home office and so everything needs to be stowed away at the end of each session lest little fingers replace our work with Paw Patrol or Peppa Pig. One ear is always tuned to what everyone else in the house is doing. And the close proximity to the snack cupboard is quite frankly, dangerous.

HOW DOES A GARDEN HELP WITH WORKING FROM HOME?

We’ve found that our work space at home is slightly less conducive to good posture, clear thinking and brainstorming. Whenever we need to stretch out, gather our thoughts or phone a colleague, we find ourself wandering out to the garden.

A pal of ours is lucky enough to have a garden office. He loves it because crossing the threshold allows him to switch his thoughts from “home stuff” to “work stuff. His children know that when Dad’s in his office he’s not available for play/refereeing squabbles/helping with homework. Finance wise – the office has paid for itself tenfold by replacing the cost of commuting and/or renting workspace.

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