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Working From Home, A Tiny Home That Is

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.

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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.

Your Turn!

  • How do you keep a work life balance working at home?
  • Do you have any links to amazing tiny offices?