As more and more people are working from home, the effects on existing office space and office development are well-known: vacancy has increased and stayed stubbornly high and the rural corporate campus design has fallen out of favor. Desk- and job-sharing are now commonplace.

But if all of these people are working from home, what are home builders doing to design houses for this new paradigm? Is the dining room or the spare bedroom really the place to do business? Have they even asked their customers what they would like to see?

I  smell an opportunity for a small home builder that wants to compete with the big boys.