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Office Workers Branching Out to Tree Houses

By Paperstone on July 19, 2016 in Fun, Office Life, Office Workers


Professionals who work from home are branching out and working in “tree-house offices”, in a bid to go back to nature.

The luxurious treehouses are on sale for around £20,000 and are proving popular alternatives to working in the spare room.

They provide people with an escape from domestic distractions and can provide a relaxing environment for creative workers in particular.

The Sussex-based company Blue Forest started out 10 years ago making tree houses for kids, but soon found that adults loved the idea of working in a tree, surrounded by a canopy of leaves! Around a third of their orders are from people who want a workspace.

There are other options too for fun-loving home workers, including bespoke shepherd’s huts. A Devon-based company, The Shepherd’s Hut, has provided numerous huts for people to use as offices.

And last year, backed by Hackney Council, Groundwork London constructed a temporary treehouse office in leafy Hoxton Square, renting it out for business meetings.

Built to encircle a large tree, the office was made of compressed paper with see-through plastic and translucent polycarbonate, and had eight workstations with power points and Wi-fi.

Cash generated from this tree is now being re-invested in Hackney’s green spaces.



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