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Winner of the Garden Office Week competition

The best comment of Garden Office Week

Shedworking by Alex JohnsonA big thank you to everyone who made last week’s first Garden Office Week such a success by retweeting, liking and mentioning it in lots of places. And thank you to the entrants in the competition to win a copy of Shedworking, Alex Johnson’s essential guide to the garden office lifestyle.

The winner is Tamsin Orr, who runs her business, Ambience Home Furnishings, from ‘a rather glamorous shed at the top of my garden’. You can see Tamsin’s account of moving from business premises in suburban London to her home environment in her guest post My move to shedworking.

She acknowledges there are challenges as well as benefits when you work from a garden office. For example she needs to be self-disciplined and to find ways to avoid the danger of becoming lonely, but declares she is now ‘totally happy with my lifestyle’. Thank you, Tamsin, for a realistic and inspiring summary that will be useful to many home workers considering a similar move.

An honourable mention also for Caroline Petherick’s suggestion that with a solar panel, leisure battery and 12v light bulbs a garden office can be made into a self-sufficient off-grid haven. Check out the full details on the final Garden Office Week post. Incorporate Richard Saillet’s advice on the first post of the week to fit a dry toilet and you may start to wonder why you need bother with a house at all!

If you’re thinking about buying your own copy of Shedworking, take a look at what Lloyd Alter of the highly regarded site Treehugger has to say about its contribution to the alternative workplace revolution.

Enjoyed this? Check out more expert Garden Office Week advice on building your own garden office.

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