It seems to me like many of the people who are embracing the tiny lifestyle are those who are looking for a sense of freedom in their lives.
Many tiny house builders and dwellers are also entrepreneurs or otherwise self-employed. Those who work for other companies are doing so on a remote basis to be able to work from home and have a better work/life balance.
But it is one thing to work from home in a 2700 square foot house and another to do it from 120 square feet.
Just like there is no one right answer for everyone on which tiny house they should build or how small they should go, there isn’t one right way to work from home in your tiny house. See below to read a few things I’ve learned along the way as I’ve been working and living out of 120 square feet.
- Have a mobile workstation. Since my job is 100% virtual I really only need two things: my laptop computer and connection to the internet. This works great for me because I can work from literally anywhere in the world. Most of my clients contract me to produce blog content and I am able to do all of my research online. All of my communications can be done either over the phone or through email.
- Build an office. You just built a tiny house so you know you can do it. If your job requires more equipment and you want to keep it out of your tiny house consider building a very small office. It doesn’t have to be fancy, unless you want it to be. I know you’ve seen those sheds outside the major home improvement stores. Consider retrofitting one of those.
- Live your philosophy. Everyone has a different idea of how they want to approach their careers. You may feel that at the end of the work day you need to separate yourself fully from your job. You may want to integrate your life and your work like I do so that there isn’t a clear line between the two. However you want to approach your career make sure you stand by your core values. This will help you balance your work and your life, especially in such a small space.
What are some ways you want to integrate your work into your tiny house?
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