When we moved into our tiny house we knew we would need to create a work space. The idea of working from home in a tiny house didn't scare us, we just knew we had to be creative with making our space work. We never wanted to get to a place where we had too much stuff so we made sure to focus on the things we had to have verses things we had simple to have.
Within our tiny house we knew most of our furniture pieces were going to be multi-functional and serve dual purposes. We knew were weren't going to have a "home office," but we were going to have a "work space."
DESIGNATE YOUR WORK SPACE
Designating our work space was the first thing we set in place when creating our tiny house work space. In our case we used our couch to separate spaces. Behind our couch would be our work space and in front of our couch would be our living room. Tyler and I really love creating custom pieces so when we decided on our designated work space we built a custom standing desk. Once our desk was in place we added shelving to add to our desk storage.
USE MOVABLE PIECES
One of the main things that functions within our work space is our rolling cart. When we first purchased our cart we knew it would be useful but we weren't sure how we planned on using it. Our cart has been through many different phases within our tiny house, ha! At one point it was a catch all, at another point it had books and housed our paper shredder, but as of late, it has become the hub of our work space. Our cart houses lots of photo prop goodies. Because it's moveable I can grab it and move it when working on photo shoots. It also has plenty of space to add more items.
GET CREATIVE WITH STORAGE
Storage is huge when living in a tiny house and we have had to be creative in all aspects of our home. When creating a work space we knew everything work related wouldn't be in one space. We knew we had to be creative and flexible about where we stored different items. When we built our storage bed we knew we would use the cubbies to store camera and office supplies. We have 4 different cubbies dedicated to "home office" items. Two are dedicated to actual office supplies; paper, pens, notepads, and computer software. One is dedicated to all my camera supplies, and another is dedicated to craft supplies.
Another huge storage aspect that has worked wonders for us is making sure we utilized digital storage. If there is anything that can be stored on our hard drive, we make it happens. A lot of things I do on a day to day basis all happen on our computer. I have worked to make sure to create systems that function digitally so that I don't have store a bunch of papers somewhere.
One thing that I love about our tiny house is that it really puts in to perspective what we really need; not only in running a business, but also just in everyday live. What are some creative ways you have created your own at home studio? xoxo. Samantha