As homes have gotten smaller and sprouted wheels in the tiny house movement, what of the home office? When does it get its wheels?
A couple of years ago, a European company started creating and renting out “wilderness offices” in tiny yet upscale trailers placed in relaxing rural settings. They were “off the grid” in that the trailers provided their own solar power, but definitely “on the net” with internet and wifi included.
Enter my podcasting friend Brian Mininger from Virginia. He’s starting to build small upscale mobile offices. Their target is entrepreneurs or professionals who want to work from home, but don’t necessarily want to work in their house.
“Building these studio trailers is one of the ways that we are working to build our small town community,” Brian said. “This provides jobs locally, and we can sell these units all over the country.”
I think there’s a business opportunity here to buy Studio Trailers from Brian’s Bear Creek and set them up as wilderness offices in rural places, then rent them out to city slickers who need a break from urban life.
Or maybe there’s a tiny office co-working space in your future, with Studio Trailers all parked in a group.
Get creative! What could you do with tiny office trailers in your small town?
- Rural business idea: Rent chicks for Easter - February 19, 2018
- What hours should a retail store be open in a small town? - February 12, 2018
- Want more young families to shop downtown? Consider family parking - February 5, 2018
- How independent retailers can trick Alexa, Siri, and Google Home to capture orders from local customers - January 29, 2018
- Who are the next 5 people who will hire you? - January 22, 2018
- 2017 was the retail apocalypse. What does the future of retail hold for small town stores? - January 15, 2018
- New after-conference rule: the 2-to-1 rule - January 8, 2018
- For better planning, assess your strengths - January 1, 2018
- The end of year checklist for small businesses - December 26, 2017
- Survey of Rural Challenges 2017: What Small Town People See as Their Biggest Challenges and What Topics They Most Want Help With - December 18, 2017