Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shedworking: a one-way ticket to personal nirvana?

An interesting article in The Independent by Jonathan Brown takes a slightly lighthearted look at the pros and cons of shedworking (though it does address some serious homeworking issues). Here's an excerpt:
Perhaps unsurprisingly in this era of the ever more pressurised workplace, the prospect of plying one's trade from the comfort of one's own abode has become one of the great desires of the modern worker. Like eating five portions of fresh fruit a day or cutting back on alcohol units, many of us are convinced it will make us happy and healthy.

I too shared that dream. But the reality of the past 18 months working alone from the sanctuary of my garden office, a space carved lovingly and at some cost out of an unused section of our garage, has steadily disabused me of the notion that this is some quick fix to personal nirvana.
Well worth a browse.
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1 comment:

  1. Downsizing one's rock star fantasies from living room to shed is indeed one step closer to enlightenment, no?