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Shedworking The Alternative Workplace Revolution by Alex Johnson

Shedworking The Alternative Workplace Revolution

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Shedworking The Alternative Workplace Revolution by Alex Johnson

Shedworking is an inspirational illustrated handbook which no shedowner will want to be without. The book features shedworkers and shedbuilders from around the world who are leading the alternative workplace revolution, and looks at why shedworking is a greener way of working, improves work-life balance and accelerates your productivity. It is inspired by the author's Shedworking website which has been internationally acclaimed for the groundbreaking scale of its architectural coverage, featuring many previously unpublished images of garden offices and shedlike atmospheres, offices on roofs, sheds inside 'traditional' offices and on wheels, as well as cutting edge Le Corbusier designed models for the back garden, all-glass shed offices and buildings 'built' using living trees. Along the way it offers a whistle-stop tour of famous sheds from Pliny the Younger's summerhouse and the composing retreats of nineteenth century composers Grieg and Mahler to award-winning twenty-first century fantasy writer Neil Gaiman's gazebo. In short, Shedworking offers a manifesto for those wanting to change their working lives for the better and go to work in the garden. To watch a video for an introduction to shedworking click here target=_blank >here To watch a video for showing famous shedworking click here target=_blank >here


You're unlikely to find pots and compost in these sheds, but for home-workers looking for a superior quality of life and dreaming of an ideal working space, these sheds are something to drool over. Bookseller I love this illustrated book of workplace sheds and shedbuilders around the world. I want one. Bookseller Shedworking's author, Alex Johnson, has cabin fever: he's positively messianic about sheddy virtues. Independent Even if you've never dreamed of having your own little idyll at the bottom of your garden, the gorgeous pictures in this book will change your mind (and give you a chance to snoop round a few sheds of note). Be inspired, change your working life and head for the shed. Waterstone's Books Quarterly A book to inspire all proto-cabin dwellers. Lady It will soon become evident, when you flick through 'Shedworking
by Alex Johnson, that the strimmer is going to have to find itself somewhere else to live. Scotsman All in all, a fascinating read

! Westmorland Gazette If you are considering relocating to the bottom of the garden, Shedworking will help you decide. English Garden If you work from home, why not branch out into the garden to see if 'shedworking
works for you

! Scottish Sunday Mail A great coffee-table book containing a plethora of absorbing pictures of ecologically-friendly, hi-tech and downright bizarre-looking garden offices. Caravan Club Magazine This handsome and comprehensively illustrated books sings the praises of working in a small space. Reforesting Scotland Full of tempting photos and ideas for people planning such a move. Independent

About the Author

Alex Johnson runs the successful and unique shedworking site which has been acclaimed by online and traditional media across the world. He works as a freelance journalist for the Independent's online site and as an editorial consultant for several national charities. A co-organiser of the annual National Shed Week and judge of the Shed of the Year competition, he lives in St Albans and has had a garden office for five years.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd June 2010


Alex Johnson

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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd


160 pages


Working patterns & practices
Small businesses & self-employed
Environmentally-friendly architecture & design



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