If you’re interested in garden buildings and thinking of stocking fillers for Christmas – then you must take a look at Shedworking by Alex Johnson.

It’s a fascinating book about the world of outdoor rooms – from potting sheds, to futuristic buildings, it showcases some inspirational designs and great top tips. It’s not just about design though – it takes a view on the ever-important work-life balance and how an inspiring workspace is so important.


We agree with Alex “shedworking is simply more fun, adding a certain pizzazz to your working life, giving you a different angle on work and life”. With the increase of people working from home and a desire for a better work-life balance – finding a perfect space at home is the way forward.

With a thought-provoking introduction, you can’t help but get absorbed and feel inspired by the world of sheds and garden rooms!


We particularly like the chapter: At Work In The Shed. Discovering how others use their outdoor space whether for business or leisure. From film makers, artists, specialist printers, cheese makers through to management consultants – there are endless tales from people using their spaces as garden offices and why they love them.

There is also a handy section on planning permission (towards the back) as well as tax implications.

So whether you’re looking for a book to give you inspiration pre-buying your luxury garden studio, lodge, pod or office or just to become absorbed into the world of ‘shedworking’ – this book has something for everyone. Detailed descriptions, tips and anecdotes from around the world through to beautiful images and designs.

If you want to get your hands on a copy of the book – just click here and it will take you to Amazon.