Why a Log Cabin is the Perfect Garden Office

During these weird times, perhaps you have discovered that working from home suits you. Maybe you are brave enough to start a business of your own. Or, maybe you just want to raise the value of your property with a straightforward investment. Whatever your reasons may be, a log cabin makes the perfect garden office. Here are the reasons why. 

Easy to build 

If you are constructing a conventional building as an office, you often need planning permission. On the other hand, log cabins under 25 sqm and under 3.9m high generally don’t need planning permission if they are built near your house’s rear or side. Either way, check the local authority planning rules before you start building, just to be safe. 

Building a log cabin is a simple, clean, and low impact project, compared to the mess and disruption of conventional buildings.

Log cabins can come in DIY build options or include installation. You can even find next day delivery for some models. When it comes to building a log cabin, prefabrication makes for simple construction.

A much healthier workspace

A log cabin can offer a more peaceful work environment than a regular office or a cramped cubicle. 

If you have been working from home for some time, then there is a chance you are familiar with winter blues. Working in a well-lit log cabin office during winter is a great way to combat seasonal affective disorder. A well-lit place can improve your mood and general wellbeing. 

A well-designed log cabin will allow you to incorporate natural light into your workspace. Of course, if you would instead prefer to create an atmosphere of rest and solitude, you can create a warmer ambiance of softer lighting. Either way, light can help you stay focused and motivated.

A garden office beats working from home

Working from home comes with many benefits. For some of us, during the pandemic, it is the only option we have. A log cabin office can help you deal with many issues that come with remote work.

If you’re an entrepreneur, any minute you can save for yourself and your business is a plus, especially if you are used to working long hours.

On the other hand, setting up your office in a log cabin gives you the much-needed option to set clear boundaries between your working hours and the time you spend with your family or the people you share your living space with. 

Once you step into your garden office, you send a clear message that the working hours have started and that you shouldn’t be disturbed. 

Log cabin office is an eco-friendly option 

If you want an environmentally friendly home office, a log cabin is the best way to go since timber is a naturally renewable resource.

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming, you can build a log cabin using sustainably grown wood. On top of being better for the environment, natural materials can help you create a more peaceful and harmonious workplace. 

One more thing worth mentioning is that there’s a common misconception that log cabins have a short lifespan. The truth is, you can expect to use your log cabin for two or even three generations.

You can use your log cabin office all year

Another misconception is that a log cabin can only serve as a summer office because it will get too cold in the winter. That is not true. 

Wood is an excellent insulator. Most modern cabins are designed to be cool in summer and warm in winter. The heating and the insulation in your place can be very efficient as long as you specify your needs to your contractor. This is especially true for a single-room log cabin.

There are three types of insulation, and you usually have the option to decide between insulating only one part of your log cabin or combining them.

Roof insulation will stop the heat from escaping your log cabin through the roof and will also protect it from rain and other moisture seeping through the roof. Wall insulation will be especially useful if you’re using a heater. It’s essentially an extra inner wall that protects against heat loss and moisture while also providing improved sound isolation. Floor insulation will ensure that your feet are always warm, even in winter.

A log cabin office increases the value of your property 

Even if you decide that you don’t need a home office, a log cabin can be an excellent solution for extra space in your garden.

If you ever decide to sell your house, your log cabin office can deliver a great investment return. Potential buyers may not need a home office, but they can turn the log cabin into a recreational area or even an extra room. If your log cabin is adequately set up, it will increase the value of your property.

It can be more than just office space

Your log cabin can be more than just your office. It can be everything you want it to be, especially if it’s custom made.

If your cabin is big enough, you can also use it as a workshop or a leisure room. You can turn one corner of your log cabin into a gym or a storage area. When you are not working, it can serve as a lovely log summerhouse.

Only you and your imagination can determine all the uses a log cabin close to your home can have. 

Conclusion

If you want to set up a home office that is still a separate entity from your home, a log cabin garden office is the way to go.

They are easy to build and maintain while having more than one core purpose. Log cabins are a long-lasting, eco-friendly solution for anyone who wants to be more productive and calmer while working from home. 

On top of it all, a log cabin garden office adds value to your property, should you ever choose to sell it.

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