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Shedworking, a term coined by freelancer Alex Johnson, refers to the art of working from home in a shed-like space separate from the house. Johnson has been at the forefront of this movement with his popular Shedworking site. He's also the author of a book on the topic, which is due to hit the shelves in June 2010. We've been granted early access to Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution and will give it away as part of this comment contest.
Whether full-time or part-time, apparently over 29 million Americans work from home at least one day per month. If you're doing this, maybe a backyard Thoreauvian workspace might just be what you need to take work to a new level. As Johnson explains:
"A shed is 'me space': decorate it how you like, listen to your music as loud as you like, wear whatever you like. You'll feel happier, work better, and get home quicker."
It's a space that's physically and mentally demarcated from the home but that's also convenient and near the home. Thousands of folks — regular people and even some famous types like Neil Gaiman — work in sheds and Johnson shares how they're doing it.
If you grab a copy of Shedworking, you'll notice that the book has the undeniable look and feel of something that would rest forever on a trendy coffee table. But when you start to move through the text, you'll agree there's a wealth of information in the text. Any given idea or illustration might just change the way you approach work in the future.
Unlike some blogs that publish a book, Shedworking isn't cut and paste from the author's online material. Johnson shares several examples of unpublished garden offices, offices on roofs, sheds inside traditional offices, and sheds on wheels, etc. If you're interested, go pre-order a copy:
[+] Shedworking by Alex Johnson on Amazon.
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