Small prefabs as backyard offices
It's the instant office — or as close to one as you might get. Single-room structures made by a growing number of companies can be delivered to the backyard and set up in a matter of days. Cheap? Not usually. And prospective buyers need to check with their city about permit requirements. But fast and cool? Possibly. We look at six designs.
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Modern-Shed( Modern-Shed / April 27, 2012 )
One option is his-and-her Modern-Shed offices. An 8-by-10-foot studio starts at $8,499 (no floor) and is about $13,200 "nicely appointed," the company says. A 12-by-24-foot studio usually runs about $35,000. Delivery and installation are extra. More information: (800) 261-7282, www.modern-shed.com
Check out our L.A. at Home blog for more on prefab design as well as small-space living.