How long does it take to build a Backyard Office?

From start to finish it takes around 3 weeks. Most of the construction is completed in the workshop, then a few steps to finish at your final location.

What is the typical lead time?

It really depends on the projects we have going on and the number of orders in the pipeline, 6-8 weeks is typical, however we can often fit it in sooner, just ask.

What kind of Foundation do I need?

The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a concrete foundation if you don’t need to . Gravel/Pavers/Deckblocks work just fine. It should be somewhat flat and not too soft/wet.

What onsite services do I need to hookup?

You likely will need to trench to make a connection from your house panel, to the backyard office. Your electrician should run a Cable based on your load requirements. Also you may want to run a cable for your internet, if you don’t receive a strong wireless signal.

Can Freestyle Spaces handle the trench, and running the cable and hook up to panel?

Yes, We have excellent electricians that we partner with to take care of this for you if you need. Many clients however choose to organise this themselves.

Does Freestyle Spaces provide warranty on builds?

Yes, We offer a 2 year warranty on our backyard offices.

Are the backyard offices insulated?

We insulate our tiny homes to a minimum of R22 in Floor and ceiling, and walls a minimum of R14. This is in conjunction with passive house techniques such as using effective air barriers to minimize energy loss. We also include a good heater in the space to make sure you are cosy and comfortable.

What are the dimensions of the backyard office?

The office is a 104 sqft footprint. It is 8’5″ x 12′ 3 1/2″.

Do I need a Permit?

As long as you stay within the required setbacks, (usually 3-4 feet from property line) these units are designed to be within the size to not need a permit in most municipalities. You are responsible for checking the rules in your own municipalities. An electrical permit should be obtained however, which we can handle with our electrician if needed.

I’m not sure yet, I’d just like someone to come have a look to let me know what is possible in my backyard. 

All you have to do is ask, and one of the Freestyle team will drop by for a chat, to go over your options with you and figure out the best approach to the space. Then if the time comes when you are ready to purchase, you will have a good understanding of what the process will be like. Contact us 604 442 6401 to book an appointment for a 15 minute visit. Or by email if easier at

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