The 68-square-foot Zen Work Pod is a self-contained office designed to minimize distractions working from home — see inside

Zen Work Pod

  • Smart office company Autonomous designed an individual outdoor work pod.
  • The pod is about 68 square feet, with room for a chair, desk, and bookshelf.
  • It’s releasing the structure in several rounds, priced between $5,400 and $15,000

The coronavirus has sent many workers home for the indefinite future, leading to haphazard home office setups and working from couches. Autonomous, a company that makes home office furniture, is releasing a tiny office pod.

The Zen Work Pod is available for preorder through the end of August at different prices depending on how many have already been sold. The first ten pods are priced at $5,400, up to $14,900 for later buyers. The “monastically inspired design,” as described by Autonomous, has just enough room for a one person office setup, with a desk and chair.

Autonomous says that working from the minimalist pod will eliminate distractions and be “your own private working realm.” For now, preorders are only being accepted in the continental US.

Here’s what it’s like.

 

The pod is made from sustainable oak and walnut, aluminum, and tempered glass.

Zen Work Pod

The space is small and enclosed for privacy while working, but nearly ten foot tall ceilings and a glass wall make it feel open.

Zen Work Pod

Autonomous will deliver and set up the Zen Pod, which needs about 250 square feet of space for the foundation.

Zen Work Pod

It will be delivered in a 20-foot container.

Zen Work Pod

Once shipped, the pod should come in under four days, with only 72 hours of assembly.

Zen Work Pod

Autonomous suggests the the pod only be occupied by one person.

Zen Work Pod

Inside, there’s room for a desk, chair, and a built-in bookshelf; just the essentials for working an office job at home.

Zen Work Pod

The pod comes already furnished with a smart desk and chair from Autonomous, and the ability to add air conditioning or heat.

Zen Work Pod

With slightly different decor, the pod could be used for anything, like as a yoga studio.

Zen Work Pod. Autonomous

Autonomous says the Zen Pod can be powered through a wire connection to the owner’s home or other power source.

Zen Work Pod

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