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Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution by Alex Johnson

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Summary. Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution is the long awaited and highly acclaimed book by Alex Johnson.

Endorsements. Critics are calling the book “Excellent” and “Thought Provoking.” Below is a commentary from Gregory Johnson about the book.

“The housing and workplace revolution has now reached critical mass as alternative dwellings of various shapes and sizes are showing up everywhere around the world.

Minimalism, green living, sustainability, micro convergent technologies, have joined forces in advancing the smaller living movement.

Shedworking by Alex Johnson is an essential contribution to the movement. It’s an encyclopedia quality reference guide that will undoubtedly ignite a revolution in housing and work spaces. It is a book that is as beautiful, efficient, precisely, and carefully designed as the architecture it describes.” ~ Gregory Johnson, Director of the Small House Society

Learn More. The excerpt below about Shedworking is provided from Amazon.

Featuring shedworkers and shedbuilders from around the world who are leading the alternative workplace revolution, Shedworking looks at why having a shed office is a greener way of working, improves the work-life balance, and accelerates one’s productivity.

Inspired by the author‘s Shedworking website, which has been internationally acclaimed for the groundbreaking scale of its architectural coverage, the book features many previously unpublished images of garden offices and shed-like atmospheres: offices on roofs, sheds inside “traditional” offices, and even sheds on wheels, as well as cutting-edge Le Corbusier-designed models for the back garden, all-glass shed offices, and buildings “built” using living trees. Along the way it offers a whistle-stop tour of famous sheds from Pliny the Younger‘s summerhouse and the retreats of 19th-century composers Edvard Grieg and Gustav Mahler to award-winning 21st-century fantasy writer Neil Gaiman’s gazebo.

In short, Shedworking offers a manifesto for those wanting to change their working lives for the better and go to work in the garden.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com