Zen and the art of working from home
Japanese design is renowned for its minimalism, and for keeping things simple and uncluttered.
So it’s no surprise that a leading housebuilder is trying to tackle the lack of space for pandemic-era working from home by marketing a tiny home-office building that can be constructed adjacent to houses in just two days, fine weather permitting.
The so-called Hanare Zen is a 91cm-wide and 1.8 metre-long building equipped with power sockets, a counter-type desk and very little else.
KI Star Real Estate, a popular housebuilder, began taking orders for the Hanare Zen on 6 September, hoping to find a market among those struggling to work in cramped homes.
Zen and the art of working from home: Japanese builder offers mini office kit | Japan | The Guardian