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Sheds become popular option for remote work

By Dalvin Brown / USA TODAY

Robin Salcido and her husband have been sharing a small home office since March as America eased into the remote work era.

She’s an artist. He’s an engineer. But as the months ticked on, the couple in Louisville, Colorado, longed to separate their work environments.

“Let’s face it, no matter how great a relationship is — and ours is pretty fantastic — no one wants to be on top of each other 24/7, especially when you’re working,” Salcido said.

So they ordered a prefabricated backyard shed that’s getting installed Friday. Salcido will use it as her office.

As the COVID-19 crisis enters month six, an increasing number of Americans are buying and building backyard sheds use as home offices. For some, it represents a chance to get work done away from the kids as schools practice remote learning in the fall. For others, it’s a necessity because there’s no room for an office setup inside their home.

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