A garden home office is a free standing structure, typically built in the backyard or garden of a single family home, intended for use as an office. The design of garden home office is often square or rectangular in shape, which can be elaborated for homeowners with large available garden space. The construction specifications tend to require higher quality materials than those used for garden and utility shed assembly so that the space is weatherproof and can hold a comfortable internal temperature. The foundation of the garden home office is typically poured concrete over which a steel box frame is placed. The walls are fitted with full electrical wiring and insulated against changing outdoor weather. Both the flooring and walls also include a type of vapor barrier, designed to keep moisture from entering the space and growing mold and other spores.
Each garden home office differs according to its owner. Some garden sheds are modest, refurbished work sheds, while others can consist of multiple floors, complex lighting systems, and floor to ceiling windows. A garden home office may house a computer system, printer and fax machine, and important filed documents that can suffer damage from intruding weather elements more easily than garden tools or work benches.