YardPod Home Office for a Teacher in Berkeley, California

This 8ft x 12ft 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 beam system which took half a day to complete.

There are three floor panels each 4ft wide that were fabricated in our factory. They are filled with recycled denim insulation.

The wall panels are also 4ft wide and were prefabricated complete with windows and insulation.

Roof panels are similar to the floor panels but are 2ft and 3ft wide to minimize weight for lifting.

All panels could be lifted by two people.

The interior has unfinished high-quality plywood which will be stained or painted by the owner.  Exterior wall finish is LP SmartSiding painted with the owners choice of color and the roof is our standard Duro-Last ‘Cool Roof” membrane with bronze metal fascia.

The floor panels were pre-wired (by our Licensed Electrical Contractor) with six double electrical outlets, optimized for workspace flexibility.  The Electrical Contractor also added exterior wall outlets on site.

If you would like to learn more about this YardPod, please contact us.
2017-08-08T12:04:53+00:00 By |2 Comments

About the Author:

Malcolm is the other original YardPod Guy with a Ph.D. in Architecture & Building Science. Also passionate about sustainable, modular prefabricated buildings. Malcolm was CEO of Frank Gehry's technology company and CEO of Michelle Kaufmann Designs.


  1. Diane August 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Love this idea. My husband couldn’t put together a Tupperware birdhouse!
    I think you would get more response to your ad if you put a price range in it. For instance: have a home office for less than $9000.00

    • malcolm August 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks for your comments. Our “Pricing” tab shows available prices but I take your point and will make it more obvious. If your husband cannot assemble it, we can find a local builder for you who will.
      Malcolm CEO/Founder

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