A new start up company based out of Boulder is making these Studio Sheds for use as equipment, storage, or office sheds. They're modern, green, and somewhat affordable with models starting at $4,900 (while the DIY flat-pack kit sells at a small discount). You purchase the shed, secure the permits, set the foundation, and Studio Shed installs the shed in about 6-8 hours.
The company just installed its first shed in Palo Alto to complement a 1955 Eichler home. Another one was installed a few days earlier in Carmichael, California.
These modern sheds are prefabricated with shady overhangs, FSC-certified woods, recycled aluminum frame windows, cement board siding, and low-VOC paints. Dual-pane windows are an optional upgrade, and the space can be finished to create an office shed or left unfinished for storage or other use.
Photo credits: Studio Shed.