The Tiny Backyard Office

The Archipod is a shingled ball and home office designed to stand alone in your garden. Smaller models — 9’6″ wide, 8’3″ high — start at about $34,000 (plus delivery) and come with customizable floors, porthole windows, desks, and lighting. Here’s a blueprint (circles within circles, basically), and here are more photos. The only things the Archipod needs to survive are “an electricity supply and a telephone connection from the house.” Nowhere in the FAQ section does it address “What will happen if the door swings shut while I am inside the Archipod and it turns out the building is to aliens what bug jars are to us?” but the whole FAQ section is currently under construction. In the meantime, here’s a video slideshow of people marveling at the Archipod.