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A BBQ Hut as an Office?

A BBQ Hut as an Office?

How could you get the best of both worlds? Office at home, and also a bbq cabin?

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The Benefits of a Straight-Walled BBQ Cabin as an Office

Scotia Cabins is renowned for our sloping walled cabins, and we are very proud of these, they are awesome.  But did you know that we also supply straight walled hutss? These very much have a place in our range, and can be the perfect solution for your issue.

The fit into a slightly smaller space than our sloping walled cabins, and are ideal for many commercial ventures.  In this blog, we talk about how fantastic they would be as a home office.

In a world where remote work is increasingly prevalent, the traditional office setting is evolving. Many are seeking alternatives to the conventional home office, and one fascinating solution is emerging—the straight-walled BBQ cabin turned office. This innovative concept not only redefines the work environment but also brings with it a host of unique advantages that cater to productivity, creativity, and overall well-being. In this blog, we will delve into the multitude of benefits associated with using a straight-walled BBQ cabin as a home office. From its versatile design and connection to nature to the enhancement of work-life balance, we will uncover how this unconventional workspace can revolutionise the way we work.

The Evolution of the Home Office

The rise of remote work has paved the way for reimagining the home office. No longer confined to dull cubicles or monotonous workspaces, individuals are now seeking more inspiring and productive environments. The straight-walled BBQ cabin offers a creative response to this growing demand for a conducive and flexible work setting.  If you are able to work from home, and as a hybrid option, having one of our straight walled cabins is the ideal answer.  Exceedingly cost effective, the also allow a second chance at life once it’s working life has passed as converting to a normal BBQ cabin is exceedingly easy to do.

Design Versatility

One of the most compelling aspects of a straight-walled BBQ cabin as an office is its versatile design. These cabins come in various sizes and layouts, allowing you to tailor your workspace to your specific needs. Whether you require a compact office for solo work or a larger cabin for collaborative endeavours, the design can be customized accordingly. The straight-walled structure lends itself to efficient space utilisation. It offers ample room for a desk, office equipment, and storage, all within a cosy and inviting atmosphere. The cabin’s interior can be designed to reflect your personal style, fostering a workspace that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Having a larger cabin allows the potential for work and fun to combine effortlessly, or, if the smaller cabin works better for you and your space, you still have a really cool office, which may even be able to take the bbq unit as well.

A Connection to Nature

One of the standout features of working in a straight-walled BBQ cabin is the direct connection to nature. Placed in your garden, it allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the outdoors while remaining productive. Larger windows can be provided so you can see the panoramic views of your surroundings, infusing your workspace with natural light. This connection to nature has been proven to enhance mood, reduce stress, and boost creativity. It’s like having a constant source of inspiration right outside your window.  The cabins are also incredibly peaceful to be in, which can help with all sorts of stressors and triggers to allow a highly productive workspace to emerge.

Productivity Oasis

The environment in which you work has a significant impact on your productivity. Conventional home offices can sometimes lack the inspiration needed to stay focused and motivated.  There will always be washing to sort, or the cat to let in!   In contrast, a straight-walled BBQ cabin office offers a refreshing change of scenery. The cabin’s cosy and distraction-free ambiance can help you maintain your concentration and flow. The soothing presence of nature and the absence of typical office distractions can lead to increased productivity. It’s a space where you can dive into your tasks with a sense of purpose and clarity.  The commute is pretty short too!

Year-Round Comfort

One might assume that working in an outdoor structure like a BBQ cabin could be limiting due to weather conditions. However, these cabins are designed to provide year-round comfort. A Scotia Cabin cabin can be insulated in the floor and ceiling, so along with natural insulation provided by the density of the walls, you will be all toasty, all year roundl

If you included a wood-burning stove at the centre, this would ensure that you remain cosy and warm even during the coldest months, while still keeping you close to a number of the elements.  In the summer, you can open the windows to let in fresh air, creating a comfortable and airy workspace. This adaptability to different seasons ensures that you can use your cabin office regardless of the weather, enhancing its practicality and value.

Enhanced Work-Life Balance

One of the challenges of working from home is maintaining a clear boundary between work and personal life. A BBQ cabin office helps address this issue by physically separating your workspace from your living space. When you step into your cabin in the morning, you enter “work mode.” This distinction helps establish a routine and signals to your brain that it’s time to focus. At the end of the workday, leaving the cabin allows you to transition back into your personal life, promoting a healthier work-life balance.  We can’t promise that the cat won’t decide to come and visit you in the cabin, but the washing machine certainly won’t!

Reduced Commute Stress

One of the often-overlooked benefits of a cabin office is the elimination of the daily commute.  How amazing would that be?  Just a quick walk across the garden and you are there. Commuting can be a significant source of stress and wasted time for many professionals. With your office just steps away from your home, you reclaim valuable hours that can be used for work or personal activities. This reduction in commute-related stress contributes to improved overall well-being. It allows you to start your workday in a more relaxed state and end it without the frustration of traffic or public transportation delays.  It also hugely helps with your own carbon footprint, and overall costs.  So while there is the initial outlay for the cabin, there will be no more tickets, strikes, crowded trains, traffic jams or delays will be gone,  and the gift of time will be yours.

Customisation and Personalisation

A straight-walled BBQ cabin is a blank canvas waiting for your personal touch. You have the creative freedom to design and decorate the space to suit your preferences. This level of customization allows you to create an office that resonates with your individual style and work requirements. You can choose to have it with or without the benches, and this with or without the cushions.  Once it is installed, you are free to add your own touches to create a truly cool and special place to work. You can also add on an extension so that you can work in the extension, and party in the main body of the cabin. Or do both at the same time.

Improved Focus and Creativity

The tranquil and distraction-free environment of a cabin office encourages deep focus and creativity. With fewer interruptions and background noise, you can immerse yourself in your work and tackle complex tasks with greater efficiency. Additionally, the connection to nature can stimulate your creative thinking. Natural settings have been shown to enhance problem-solving abilities and boost innovative thinking. When you find yourself in a creative rut, simply gazing out at the trees or sky can provide the inspiration needed to overcome challenges. We can’t think of a nicer space to be creative in!

Cost of a Straight walled BBQ Hut vs. a ‘Traditional’ Garden Office

This part blows our mind.  We will do our best to quote like for like, on our own products – our garden studios, and a straight walled bbq cabin.

Garden studio – 11m sq, with a base, delivered and installed to site, with base, 20 miles from ourselves in Redwood (which is the same wood as the bbq cabins), which would also be insulated


A 10m sq straight walled bbq cabin, delivered and installed, with base, 20 miles from ourselves, insulated in floor and ceiling


Oh, and both prices include VAT!  Seems an utter no brainer to us as to which one to go for.

Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Living:

For those concerned about sustainability and eco-friendly living, a cabin office aligns with these values. The use of wood as the primary building material is renewable and environmentally friendly. It’s a responsible choice that reduces the carbon footprint associated with construction. We have a number of forestry accreditations on our website.  Moreover, the ability to work from home reduces the need for daily commuting, which can significantly reduce your environmental impact. This contributes to a greener lifestyle and supports efforts to combat climate change.  It mostly just helps you have more time, which is the most valuable commodity.


In the ever-evolving landscape of remote work, the straight-walled BBQ Hut office stands as a symbol of innovation and well-being. It offers a workspace that transcends boundaries, connecting you to nature, boosting productivity, and fostering a healthier work-life balance. This unconventional office concept redefines the way we approach work, emphasising the importance of a nurturing and inspiring environment. It’s a space where creativity flourishes, focus deepens, and the stresses of modern life fade away.

As the world continues to embrace remote work, the straight-walled BBQ cabin office emerges as a compelling and transformative solution—one that not only accommodates the changing work landscape but also enhances the quality of work and life. It’s an office that unlocks productivity and well-being, setting the stage for a more balanced and fulfilling work experience.  And cats like them too.



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