Due to a small-ish house and a full-time job working at home, I am somewhat obsessed with garden offices. It’s not just about the extra space, though, it’s the idea of a room of my own, of following in the footsteps of writers like Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman, and the certainty that with my own little bolt-hole from the world I would magically be more creative and productive. In fact, I can waste hours of my writing time fantasy shopping for one… Oops.
There is a huge variety available from log cabins to space-age pods. Most don’t need planning permission and are aimed at the home-working market with double-glazing, insulation and decent locks.
I was originally taken with the Henley Vista (pictured above), as I liked the curved roof and the colour, but then I saw a Holivan (retro caravan) refurbished and put to work in this blogger’s garden and I started thinking creatively.
Why not use a gypsy caravan, for example? This lovely one is from English Gypsy Caravans and it has a red spotty interior, a double bed and period stove.
I bet I would write a Booker Prize winner if I had an office that pretty…