Office pod examples – backyard and commercial projects


Offices can come in all shapes, styles, and sizes – home offices in the backyard or on-site at an institution or commercial property. Having a backyard office pod has become the ‘new normal’ with the adoption of WFH either full-time or some days of the week. A home office pod in the backyard can provide relief from domestic distractions and work-life balance without leaving home. Built on skids for potential mobility in future, or as a permanent structure built on standard foundation piers, read how other customers have made a cost-effective, customised office using flat-pack kits from Backyard Pods. DIY or use a local installer.

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Combo home office, sleepout, and music room 3.6m x 5m at Coburg, Melbourne VIC

You may love where you live but just need a little extra space to focus on work or study, do some yoga, have guests for a sleepover, or let your hair down with a band rehearsal. With an approved 3.6m x 5m ‘multi-purpose room’, our customers in Coburg, Melbourne, are delighted with their new Backyard Pod and the finish achieved by their own builder following the step-by-step instructions.

Sweet garden home office pod 3m x 4m in Five Dock, Sydney NSW

The cost of extending an established home to create an extra room is usually prohibitive, yet many people living in the inner-city need just a little extra space to work from home in peace and without disruption to family life. Our customers at Five Dock were able to get a spacious 12sqm home office approved and constructed to enhance their home and lifestyle without breaking the bank.

Teenage retreat with shower and toilet 3.6m x 7m at Preston, Melbourne VIC

Practical teenage retreat with ensuite 3.6m x 7m at Preston, Melbourne VIC

Over the years, we helped many customers in Melbourne before rentable granny flats became as easy in VIC as in NSW and QLD. Even before the change, there were ways to add extra accommodation to properties in Melbourne, and this handsome little project is just one example where a practical teenage retreat with ensuite replaced a near-useless old shed.

DIY guest cabin with ensuite 4.5m x 6m at Anglesea, near Geelong VIC

Our customers in Anglesea, southwest of Melbourne beyond the famous Bells Beach, wanted a guest cabin including an ensuite at the rear of their property. With sufficient previous building experience and the right tools, they successfully undertook their project as DIY owner-builders using a flatpack building kit from Backyard Pods. They shared their construction pics so you can see how they did it.

Earth-toned home office pod 3m x 3.3m on skids at Torquay, coastal VIC

Our customer wanted a small home office pod against the boundary fence (usually a no-no) and it had to be an exact non-standard size to suit their design. They also wanted the low-cost structure to be attractive-looking to enhance the desirable coastal home with its existing focal-point backyard entertainment area. The finished home office pod, with its timber surrounds, proudly achieves its purpose inside and out.

Contemporary poolside guest cabin with ensuite 3m x 6m at Seven Hills, Sydney NSW

Contemporary poolside guest cabin with ensuite 3m x 6m completed at Seven Hills, Sydney NSW

This 3m x 6m Backyard Pod completed at Seven Hills, Sydney, shows that you don’t need much space for a poolhouse with ensuite! It’s energy-efficient too, featuring our range of Polar Eco View double-glazed modular doors and windows for energy efficiency and a lovely, open outlook to the lawn and paved pool patio area.

Backyard office pod 3.6m x 8m - Bald Hills, QLD

Approved home office 3.6m x 8m with timber accents in Bald Hills QLD

In Bald Hills, a suburb of Brisbane QLD, when our customers wanted to build a home office and rumpus 3.6m x 8m in their backyard, it needed approval. We helped with approvals and now you can see from these images how much they are enjoying their personalised Backyard Pod as a detached home extension for living.

Backyard studio 4.5m x 9m with veranda at Eltham in Melbourne VIC

Eltham is known for leafy streets, lovely gardens, and timeless serenity. What more would an Eltham homeowner desire? A beautiful backyard studio from Backyard Pods, of course, with a welcoming front deck and veranda. It was fully approved and installed for our customer through our Backyard Pods Melbourne network.

Backyard art studio with sink 3.6m x 6m in Woodland Grey at Doreen, Melbourne VIC

Backyard art studio with sink 3.6m x 6m in Woodland Grey at Doreen, Melbourne VIC

Not everyone needs a granny flat in the backyard, or even a studio with an ensuite. For many people, all they need is an extra room for use as a home office, music studio or design space, man cave, or breakout room. This air-conditioned 3.6m x 6m art studio with a sink in Doreen, a suburb of Melbourne, is a great example.

Backyard office 3.6m x 3m, McKellar, ACT

Sleek backyard office pod 3.6m x 3m anchored to slab in Canberra ACT

Backyard Pods normally have our foundation piers elevating the flooring structure above ground level. Where an existing slab is dry and suitable, some customers successfully anchor the integrated flooring (for structural integrity) to their slab. Our customer in Canberra sat their Backyard Pod on a slab and it looks very sleek in ‘Night Sky’ with black accents.

Home-based business office 4m x 5m - Lithgow Blue Mountains

Home-based business office 4m x 5m at Lithgow, Blue Mountains NSW

Mark, a successful financial advisor in the Blue Mountains NSW, came to Backyard Pods wanting a low-cost, professional-looking home office building where his clients would feel comfortable visiting. After waiting 15 years for his home-office dream to finally come true, Mark loves his new office with country-style veranda and his clients are very impressed!

Beautiful backyard studio 4m x 6m at Coburg, Melbourne VIC

Beautiful backyard music studio 4m x 6m at Coburg, Melbourne VIC

Melbourne is a vibrant city where people share creative passions like art and music. But when you live close to the city, houses and backyards tend to be smaller. So what do you do if you love music and want a studio for band rehearsals, a little extra room for yoga, or somewhere for occasional guests to stay? You get a Backyard Pod, of course!

Versatile, cost-effective school pods 3m x 7m at Condell Park, Sydney NSW

It’s always a pleasure for us to help schools with cost-effective building solutions. While we have helped many private and public schools, Condell Park Public School in Sydney, with 5x Backyard Pods, is perhaps the most outstanding example of our flatpack building kits helping budgets stretch further when a school needs an extra storeroom, activity room, or staff room.

Twin pods 4.5m x 5.3m built in 2 weeks for wellness centre at Dandenong VIC

Twin office pods 4.5m x 5.3m built within 2 WEEKS for home-based business at Dandenong VIC

Many people need a small WFH office pod. Others have grand designs for getting more value out of their backyard with their business ideas. Our mindful customer from Dandenong wanted two pods side-by-side for their own ‘women’s wellness centre’. With our help to organise approvals and construction, these twin multi-purpose rooms were fully completed for our customer. The actual build time was only 2 weeks!

DIY office pod 4m x 5m with sensational views in Woronora Heights, Sydney NSW

Low-cost DIY craft studio 4m x 5m with views in Woronora Heights, The Shire, Sydney NSW

Dreaming of your own separate office pod, craft room, or hang-out space? Take a look at this much-loved DIY example in Woronora Heights, a leafy suburb of The Shire in southern Sydney NSW. Hear what our happy customer is saying about their experience and how their low-cost 4m x 5m Backyard Pod has enhanced their lifestyle in so many ways.