Does it feel like you are not getting any work done when working at home? Are there too many distractions that keep you from feeling productive? It’s hard to be productive in the same place where you relax. There always seem to be clothes that need to be washed, dishes that need to be cleaned, and kids, or spouses continually interrupting. Many people have felt this way since COVID-19 has forced Americans to work from home. It can be hard to separate personal life and business life when working from home. One way people have been keeping the separation is by buying a tiny house and using it as a home office.
What is a tiny house?
A tiny home is generally between 100 and 400 square feet. Most tiny houses are built on trailers and can be moved from one location to another via towing. The movement to a tiny house gained attention after the financial crisis in 2008 as more and more people struggled to make monthly mortgage payments. The HGTV shows “Tiny House Hunters” and “Tiny House, Big Living” helped bring the tiny house market a lot of attention. People got excited about seeing the variety and innovation of these new tiny homes.
Studies show that roughly 50% of tiny house owners have more money saved than owners of traditional homes. Also, over 80% of owners of tiny houses have less debt than the average U.S. citizen. The average cost of a tiny home is $65,000, and there are over 10,000 tiny houses across the U.S. Recently, the uses of tiny houses gained more traction as more people work from home. People are now using tiny houses as home offices.
Advantages of using a tiny house and a home office?
A tiny house office is a space outside of your actual home that allows you to focus on clients and work without compromising the privacy of your living space. It helps people switch gears between personal life and business life even if you don’t leave your property. They can be designed in a way that delivers what you want and need from it.
It can also be an inexpensive alternative to a traditional office space. You only pay for it once when you build it or place it. No rent, no additional utility bill, and no mortgage because they’re relatively low-cost. You can place a tiny office anywhere on your property, which means you get to pick the most convenient and aesthetically pleasing location for your office.
Working at home can seem like a task. There are constant distractions that keep you from being productive. It helps separate your personal life and business life, and it is designed to be efficient and relatively inexpensive. A tiny house has become a popular option for people who work from home.