Need a Home Office But Don’t Have the Room?
An Interview with Malcolm Davies of YardPods

YardPod's Malcolm Davies

Please tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

YardPods was founded in 2009 by Marvin Mauer and myself to provide design/build services for homeowners wishing to add a workspace or studio. Unlike most construction, we prefabricate our buildings in Sonoma and deliver flat wall, floor and roof panels to the site, complete with interior and exterior finishes and electrical wiring.

Can you briefly explain what a YardPod is and what it can be used for?

We originally intended to have a standard range of designs, but inevitably, every customer is different, so every YardPod is custom. We prefer to build them 120 sq ft or less, typically 8ft x 8ft, 8ft x 12ft or 10ft x 12ft. With these sizes, building permits are not normally required, significantly reducing cost and accelerating completion. The majority of our YardPods are used as home offices. Typically, a baby is arriving and a nursery is required, leaving the owner to seek an office outside the home.

What are some of the most common questions (and answers) you’re asked about YardPods?

By far, the #1 question is, “How much do they cost?” However, because every one is unique, we have to give a range, typically between…
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