Need some privacy at home but don't have the space? Or are you a work-from-home professional looking for a legitimate home office? These modular, eco-friendly outbuildings from Sustansia, Inc. were designed with office space in mind but imbued with a flexibility that allows for more than a few solutions.
While the $13,800 base price might have some balking, it's still cheaper than adding the same amount of sq footage to your existing home, and the unit does come pre-wired, lit, and features an 8' ceiling at the center and sonically tuned curved walls that maximize acoustics within. There are feature options, too, like different exterior finishes, exterior lighting, skylights and more.
The unit--dubbed "The Cocoon"--doesn't have plumbing, so you'll still have to head indoors to refill your water or take a bathroom break. That's fine for those living in dry climates, but I don't know if I want to slog through the snow and rain every time I hear nature calling.
Still, I like the privacy aspect of the unit. It can make a telecommuter feel like a legitimate worker and most likely cuts back on home-chore distractions during the work day.
I think if they came out with a "Garage Band" unit for musicians I'd be on board. Microphone hook-ups and a disco ball? Or the Man Cave option, with a wrap-around sofa and a Fussball table.
Would you go for The Cocoon? Be sure to check out all the interior photos before answering...
Great article, Ben. Thanks for telling your readers about our little building. Also, I wanted to note that we can include a bathroom package. It's easy to attach fixtures to water and sewer because the floor structure is raised above ground. All a user needs is to trench, and run the lines to the stub up locations.
Also, we liked your different theme package concepts. We would definitely be up for helping people achieve their "Man Cave" or "Garage Band" units. We can help people include the features that make the buidling serve their specific needs.