Noble Intent Studio in San Diego built their unique backyard office out of a cargo shipping container. Here’s their story:
How Noble Intent Studio Began Working From Home
We’ve been fortunate enough to have been working from home for a while now. I have worked from home since 2013, and for a long time, had a home office in our guest bedroom.
Their Home Office Build-Out
When my partner came into our business full-time last year, we decided to build out a larger, separate space in our back yard.
A shipping container was the perfect size to use in a narrow space we had in our backyard. The first 30 feet of the container houses a guesthouse that opens up on the other side of our now split yard. The last 10 feet of the 40-foot long container houses our office, which pops out from the container an additional 8 feet. The pop out is made entirely of glass and steel, creating a panoramic view of our backyard.
The architect had originally spec’d a built-in wall of custom cabinets for our office, but after the space was built, the vision changed a bit. We really wanted to use our vintage Drexel Declaration credenza in the space, and our interior designer came up with a solution to use that piece in conjunction with two free-standing shelving units (The Dexter Modular Shelf with Cabinet from Joybird) to create a custom look. We were able to use our existing piece and still have room for a widescreen tv for presentations.
We already knew we wanted to use Fully’s Jarvis standing desks in the space because I already had one of these amazing desks in my guest room office I’d loved for years.
All that was left was two ultra-wide monitors (we love the LG Ultrawide) and a conference table and chairs. Our interior designer recommended West Elm’s Frame Expandable Dining Table which is a versatile choice as well as Article’s Svelti Dining Chairs which we absolutely love.
How They Work Together
We work side-by-side most days, but still have my old office space in the guest room. It’s great when we need some separation (Hello, distractions!) or if we’re working early in the morning or late at night and want to be inside our home.
Our morning commute is just 100 feet of walking! We love it.
If you have a home office space that you are willing to share, contact us! We would love to share your home office with our community.