Living in a tiny space can be a freeing experience; not only does decluttering your living space often help to declutter your mind, but it can also provide some perspective on what’s truly important in our lives.
But while decluttering and living a minimalist lifestyle is a joy, what about the belongings that you actually need to find space for? Such as your work setup? After all – that tiny house isn’t going to pay for itself!
During the course of our tiny living journey, we’ve stumbled upon countless handy-dandy ideas for creating a comfortable workspace in a small living space, and today we’ll be sharing our six favorite options!
Most of us spend up to 1/3rd of our day working (and hopefully, no more, you naughty workaholics!). So even for those of us who work from home, we don’t need a fixed full-time office setup.
A fold-away desk that can be put away after the workday can be incredibly beneficial in such a small living space. Not least because many of us can be guilty of thinking about work after the workday has ended – a contributing factor can be that we’re still in our workspace.
Putting your office away can make a massive difference!
Multi-use office and dining table
Being creative with the space available to you is what tiny living is all about, using every inch of space in your home in the most effective way possible.
Combining your office space and dining area is one of the most common setups for tiny home dwellers that work remotely. In fact, this is the setup I use, and let me tell you – it works a treat!
A narrow desk in an unused area
Most people don’t need a gigantic screen and gadgets galore to do their job.
So if you’re one of the lucky ones who require nay more than a laptop – a narrow desk can not only provide a dedicated workspace but also help to use up some otherwise wasted space in your home.
Add-on standing desk for coffee tables
Some tiny homes are tinier than others, and for the exceptionally teeny ones – you can buy wooden stands that sit atop a coffee table and turn it into a standing desk.
Perhaps not the most comfortable solution for full-time remote work, but if you only occasionally work from home, this could be an option.
One of the best places I’ve found laptop stands that are aesthetically pleasing is Etsy!
Laptop stands for working from the couch
OK, so we all know it’s probably not great for our backs to be sat on the couch working on our laptops – but… if we’re honest, sometimes we need to make a work nest cozy zone and avoid the butt-numbing office chairs for a day or two.
I asked my chiropractor about working from the couch, and the main takeaways were:
- Do NOT balance your computer on the armrests because you’ll make your body all uneven and sore (This is what I did – whoops).
- Use a laptop stand, so you’re not craning your neck and can instead sit up straight.
- Get up and move around throughout the day (I mean, we should all be doing this no matter where we work from!).
Not all of us can work from home, and if you fall into this category – whether due to:
Being unable to switch off at the end of the day
Finding that you’re prone to cabin fever
Or having a partner that also works at home
Then a coworking space could be a splendiferous option for your workspace zone!
A bonus of coworking spaces is that they often have partner discounts with local businesses, so you may find the savings you can benefit from make the cost of coworking incredibly affordable.
There are many clever solutions to working remotely while living in a tiny house, from creative interior design and multi-purpose zones to laptop stands and coworking spaces.
We want to hear about your tiny living office setup; comment below or email us with what solution works best for you, and we might feature you in an upcoming post!
Keep living tiny xx