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‘I used to wake at 3am just to get some peace and quiet’ – George, father of six

Meet George Weinberg, a Melbourne father of six and proud Harwyn owner since January 2021.

Just like so many of our happy clients, George can now get his work done without the constant noise and interruptions that are part and parcel of working from a busy family home.

Now two months on, we sat down with George to find out just how much life has changed since his Harwyn was installed – and the many surprising benefits he has discovered.

Hi George. Thanks for taking the time to chat to us. We know you have a lot on your plate. Could you tell us about your situation and why you were eager to get a home-office pod?

Of course. So, I am a freelance voiceover artist… and a father of six!

With everything going on in 2020, we had all our children at home every day, with half of them doing online schooling. This meant there was never a place for me to work – productively – at home.

In fact, the only way I could get the peace and quiet I needed was to get up at 3am while everyone was asleep. But of course, I knew this wasn’t going to be a sustainable solution. That’s why I was so thrilled when I heard about Harwyn.

Wow! We can only imagine how challenging that would have been. So how did getting a Harwyn pod change things for you?

First of all, I can now get my work done a lot more quickly and easily.

Due to the nature of my work, I often receive urgent projects that I need to complete within an hour or two. And if my kids were up and about when that happened? It would be an impossible feat.

It didn’t matter how often I asked them to use their inside voices and walk on their tippy toes, they just couldn’t manage it. (But they’re children after all; being noisy is what they do!)

And understandably, they also found it hard to understand that I am in fact ‘at work’ even though I am right there next to them in the living room, kitchen or bedroom.

So unfortunately, this inability to carve out a quiet, distraction-free space meant I sometimes had to turn work away.

But now with my Harwyn, I can accept projects with confidence and complete them quickly. When I get a project, I just nick outside, into my pod, and get it done.

It really has transformed my work in that I can complete jobs 24/7.

That’s great to hear! So, aside from the boost to your productivity, what else have you enjoyed since your Harwyn was installed?

Well, it’s something my family and friends comment on whenever they come over: it looks wonderful!

And even though it’s positioned in an overgrown area, it fits in so beautifully. It looks like it’s just meant to be there.

Everyone is amazed when they see it.

Harwyn’s Director, Jason, has asked me if he can show prospective buyers my pod. And I’m always thrilled to show it off. I want others to be inspired by the pod and enjoy what I have.

Awesome. And how was it working with the Harwyn team?

Jason was great. He kept me in the loop constantly.

I told him that I was going to be his easiest client ever, because I loved the look of the product so much and trusted his expertise.

And when the pod arrived in my home, it was installed so professional and proficiently. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Imagine a large 1200kg box that needs to be lifted over houses and yards. It’s no small task. But there was a really dedicated team of people who got the job done – flawlessly.

See more photos of this project HERE.


Feeling inspired after reading George’s story and the boosts to his productivity? If so, call 1300 HARWYN (1300 427 996) – or send us an enquiry and we will get back to you soon.