Filling the spare room with office equipment is no longer the preferred choice for those working from home, according to reports.
Even loft conversions, outbuildings and extensions are starting to disappear from the mind of the homeworker.
The Journal, a newsPaper in the north-east, reports that TV star Linda Barker, gardening king Diarmuid Gavin, political journalist Andrew Marr and property expert Kirsty Allsop have all set up offices in their gardens.
And Angela McLean, an entrepreneur who has recently moved into the stables in her garden, claims that the notion of having an office in your backyard is not too far-fetched.
Speaking to the Journal, Ms McLean said: "It’s difficult working from home as there are lots of distractions and it’s harder to ignore a pile of dirty washing.
"It’s much better to be away from the house. It’s a pleasant environment, looking out on to the garden and it’s also great for the occasions when clients come round."