We love a good home office design, and it’s even better when the office is in the back yard, away from the distractions of your main home. Telecommuting is so much better for the environment than driving to and from work every day, and Victor Vetterlein‘s conceptual MOSS (Micro Office Systems Space) home office makes it even eco-friendlier.
MOSS was designed to be dispatched by companies to remote employees’ homes; two of them can fit on a flatbed truck (minus the optional kitchen and bathroom extension). They could be set up in the yard, driveway, or, for some lucky employees, maybe even up on the roof.
Each unit includes a direct visual, audio, and data link to the employee’s headquarters or main office. The angled octagonal design is meant to protect the unit from the elements by easily shedding water and diverting high winds. And frankly, the whole setup is quite modern and stylish.
A number of eco-friendly details are included in the design to minimize its environmental footprint. The interior of the pod contains a wood-burning stove that uses kiln-dried wood waste for fuel. A skylight helps with ventilation and provides natural light, but low-power LEDs are also included to ensure there’s always enough light to work by.
A radiant heat system under the floor is an efficient way to keep the space warm. Solar panels, a wind turbine, and power storage batteries all help to keep the modular offices off of the grid and keep employees productive and happy.
“MOSS provides each employee with a direct visual, audio, and data link to the main office and also a professional environment to hold small business meetings,” says Vetterlein. “The user of MOSS feels a good separation from home and work life while not having to commute to the office.”