I have now enjoyed my YardPod for over a year. It has met all of my performance criteria and greatly exceeded my expectations in terms of enjoyment.
I built my YardPod with two objectives; first to provide a showcase for our business in designing and selling YardPods. It is all very well having pictures and showing photographs on the website, but buyers often need to see the real thing before making a purchase decision. My YardPod has served this purpose well, there continues to be a stream of visitors who “kick the tires” and ask questions. With very few exceptions, visitors have been very impressed. My second objective was to create a Backyard Home Office for myself. I already have an office in my house, but I wanted to experience living with a YardPod.
Because the structure is so well insulated, I can work very comfortably in the coldest of winter, which is admittedly not very severe in Northern California, but would work just as well in a harsher climate. I use a small space heater to warm up the building on cold mornings, which is more than adequate. We are fortunate to have cool evenings most of the year, so the YardPod stays cool on warm days, there have only been three days this summer when I was uncomfortably warm, but my YardPod was still significantly cooler than my house!
My full-height windows have allowed me to enjoy seeing the wildlife, particularly squirrels which live around the building. There is a utility line above my YardPod that the squirrels use as a highway and frequently drop nuts onto my roof.