One of the things I have been trying to workout is in the future I plan to work remotely, which means a good bit of work will be done inside my tiny house. It is one thing to live in a tiny house, but it is another to also run a business out of it. Now working from home is fine if you have a job that is all done in the cloud, but with my work I need to have a good number of materials, resources, and tools on hand to do my job. So how do I balance this in a tiny home.
I guess the first the real first question I feel I should ask is SHOULD I work from home? There is a lot of research to suggest that you should have a dedicated space to work out of. I also feel like philosophically I should separate work and life to ensure a good work life balance. One thing that people know about me is that when it comes to work, I work hard at work, but at 5pm, the computer and the phone goes off and I leave work at work.
I think this is an important step in living in a tiny house, developing boundaries to things that would intrude upon the life you wish to live. While you should work hard, deliver results, work well with your co-workers: understand your responsibility to it, but realize that a career is a means to live the life you want to live. You do not live to work, you work to live.
So on this line of thinking I am beginning to think that I might be looking at building a tiny house office for when I do shift to full time work from home. It get’s the gears turning in my head about what it might look like. I want to be able to work in a place that is beatutiful, that is bathed in natural light, that is functional and inspires creativity.
- How do you keep a work life balance working at home?
- Do you have any links to amazing tiny offices?