A Tiny Office on Wheels: The Solution for Work-Life Balance

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March 17, 2024

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Working remotely has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, working from home can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a dedicated workspace or find it hard to focus on work when you’re in your home. If this sounds familiar, a tiny office on wheels, or backyard office, could help you with your work-life balance.

Imagine completely separating work from home while working remotely outside of a traditional office space. You can have a tiny office built to meet all your needs, where you can focus on work without being disturbed.

You’ve probably heard of tiny homes, or THOWs (tiny houses on wheels), but what about a tiny office on wheels? The ultimate home office away from home, a tiny home office on wheels can provide an affordable alternative to working out of a bedroom or makeshift office in your house.

What is a Tiny Office on Wheels?

A tiny office on wheels is exactly what it sounds like: a small, custom tiny house built as a workspace or studio. These tiny offices are typically built on a trailer and can be pulled behind a vehicle for easy placement and set up in your backyard or alternative location. They come in various sizes and styles, but most include, at a minimum, a desk, seating space, and some storage space. Some even have amenities like a kitchenette or bathroom.

Also called backyard offices, THOWs create a great mobile office that can be taken with you if you move or need to relocate your workspace. Although a “mobile office” is technically on wheels, however, moving them as often as you would a traditional tow-behind recreational vehicle is not recommended.

Benefits of a Tiny Office on Wheels

Maybe you don’t need a tiny home with all the amenities required for full-time living. Maybe you already have a traditional home or tiny home but want a dedicated office space separate from your daily living space.


A tiny office on wheels can be adapted to meet your individual professional and business needs. Backyard offices can complement your main residence and even be used as a guest house!

Want a half-bath and a kitchenette in your office? No problem. Maybe you want cozy furniture and a wood-burning stove for the winter months. How about lots of windows for natural light?

Our various floorplans offer many options to customize the interior to meet nearly any need. Check out this photo of our 24’ Pingora model that was adapted to be an office by removing the kitchen and adding more storage

Work-life Balance

Another benefit of a tiny office on wheels is that it can help to separate work and home life. When you have a dedicated workspace that is separate from your home, it’s easier to focus on work and avoid distractions. This can be a huge benefit to your overall mental health.

If you’re a working parent with children at home, you can have the babysitter stay home with the kids while you “go to the office” for work. Having your family close, but not just on the other side of a door in another room, can help you be more productive so you can get back to your family sooner.


A tiny office on wheels is a great option for the entrepreneur who is just starting out but still needs a dedicated workspace to grow their business. It can be a cost-effective way to have a professional office space without having to lease a traditional office or coworking space.

No more interrupted calls with potential clients, being kicked out of conference rooms because someone forgot to reserve them, or sharing a fridge with dozens of other strangers.

Do I Need a Permit for My Tiny Office?

The answer is that you’ll most likely need some type of permit. Some might require a longer process than others, and on occasion, there could be no process at all. Certain cities or municipalities have very strict ordinances and laws about adding any type of structure to your property, while others are very flexible.

Before you decide if a tiny office on wheels is right for you, you’ll need to check with your local municipality to determine if you will need to obtain a permit for your THOW. This article speaks about the steps to navigating zoning ordinances. Wind River Tiny Homes is happy to provide insight and direction for research during your initial inquiry call.

Wind River Tiny Homes Can Provide You With Your Dream Office Space!

In conclusion, a tiny office on wheels is an excellent solution for remote workers and entrepreneurs. If you’re looking for a way to make working remotely more enjoyable and productive, consider investing in a tiny office on wheels.

Wind River Tiny Homes provides the highest quality in craftsmanship and design. If you’re looking for a backyard office, a guest house, or both, we’re here to help your big dreams be made into small spaces.

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