As a blogger, I am a work-from-home mamma. When we decided to move into a tiny home it was also a decision to move my business into a small space. Now, it is not just a laptop and a fancy camera that I had to move, but also all of the paper, a laminator, a cutting machine, another laptop, and a mess load of other things plus all my damn journals.
It was quite a challenge to make room for work in a home that has no space for even all of the shoes I have. At first I left everything in a box, in a storage area and just stuck with blogging, you know, laptop and camera. But all of the stuff that I needed for my etsy shop was, obviously, out of reach and so my shop suffered.
I tried to set something up in the living room/kids bed area, but it was entirely too crowded for a work space and I still wasn’t getting any work done. I literally spent my time blogging from a bed covered in stuff that was usually on my perdy mermaid desk. I knew that something needed to change because I needed to get my shop up again and I needed to find a more permanent place to work than my bed.
So, I took action and asked my Mamma if I could rent a temporary space from her until I find an office that works and that is close… or hey, maybe I will build myself a Zen Den! Either way it is going to take some time to find that “perfect” work space and my mamma agreed to let me use a space in her, much larger, home for my office. Also giving me a home environment for my kiddos to play in while I work.
This has been really nice and it gave me a place to work besides my bed, though lately I have been there anyways. *insert crying/laughing emoji* So, whats the problem? Basically, my mamma’s house is a place for everyone. There is a huge (AF) television in the front room, kids running everywhere, brothers in and out eating everything, pups running about, and my mom also trying to work. While the space is nice, it is hard to actually work with all that stuff going on. Like I said, the struggle.
With all that going on, the need for a quiet personal work space is a lot stronger then even when we first got our tiny space. Which leads us back to that strange “Zen Den” thingy I mentioned. I discovered something magical and now I am on a mission to make it happen.
A Zen Den, which could also be called a “She Shed” if you don’t mind the strange sound, is the lady’s version of a Man Cave. If you look it up on pinterest, seriously, you may be just as obsessed with it as I am.
What is my secret plan? To create a meditative art space that also acts as a creative work space. With an area for meditation and relaxing, a space for my beautiful mermaid desk and work, and a place for painting. I think it will also be a great place for Merlin, my fur babes, to adventure and play. I have no idea how long this will take, but I hope to get it done before the summer has ended. I was thinking maybe building it on wheels so that it could be a mobile space?
I have been asked a few times where I keep all of my crafting stuff, or how my office works in a tiny home, and honestly… It just doesn’t. So this is my plan for a solution. My Etsy shop, Bodily DesignCo. is being updated as we speak and even though this might take a little while I think in the long run it will be perfect.
How would you deal with the situation?
Have a wonderful day!