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YardPod CLASSIC for a Teacher in Berkeley, California

By |April 26th, 2013|

This 12ft x 8ft YardPod was designed and built for a Teacher in Berkeley, California.  She wanted an office that maximized wall space while still providing good natural light. We prefabricated this YardPod with five high-level Milgard aluminum awning windows and one glass-paneled steel door.

Foundations comprised six site-poured concrete foundations with a connecting treated wood […]

YardPods® – Maximum Comfort and Minimum Energy

By |May 25th, 2012|

YardPods are custom-designed to meet the needs of each owner. One of the factors considered is the microclimate in which it is to be placed and how it is to be used. We prefer to design each YardPod specifically for its location and orientation rather than having standard designs which may or may not work […]

Tiny Homes, Simple Shelters by Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications, Inc. 2012.

By |January 17th, 2012|

YardPods is fortunate to be featured (p89) in this new book, along with some 150 other small buildings.

Building types are gathered into chapters:

“Tiny Homes on Foundations”

“Tiny Homes on Wheels”

“Tiny Homes by Architects”

“Prefab Kits”

“Earthy Materials”


“On the Road”

“On the Water”


The book has 213 pages packed with fascinating and thought-provoking pictures of actual buildings and the people who […]

Top 10 Reasons why YOU need a YardPod®

By |December 10th, 2011|

Reason #1: “You need MORE SPACE.”

This is the primary reason why people add a YardPod. More and more people are working from home either part time or full time, and the dining room table is simply not the most efficient place to work.

A YardPod provides additional usable space quickly and efficiently and the cost may […]

What will your YardPod® be?

By |May 18th, 2011|

Home Office
Walk to work! The perfect place to read or surf the web or talk as loud as you want.

Media Room
Move the kid noise into the back yard. Or watch your favorite movie without distractions.

Arts & Crafts Studio
The perfect setting for inspiration. Picture yourself lost in creativity.

Zen Retreat
Uninterrupted meditation. Just what the doctor ordered.

Exercise Room
A […]