These workspaces are an excellent setup for employees who enjoy privacy while working but don't want to feel isolated by working from home.
There was a significant shift from office to home-based work due to the pandemic. Since then, more and more workers have realized that nothing beats staying at home, avoiding painful rush hour commutes, and getting an extra hour of sleep each morning. However, there are benefits of going to work, such as keeping your personal life separate from your professional life and being able to socialize with coworkers.
So, how about having the best of both worlds? Well, one innovative boss in Missouri recently decided to see if he could strike the perfect balance for his employees. One of the employees and TikTok user ItsKylie94 recently shared a few videos of the "tiny home offices" that her boss built for their team, and the internet can't get enough of them.
Kylie explained that she works for a property management company in Missouri. She enjoys her job and shared that her bosses are very generous. She also mentioned that the homes were designed to reflect each employee's personality, with the extravagant pink castle going to the owner's wife. She gave viewers a tour of the "neighborhood" and viewers wondered if the offices were on a movie set or in a massive warehouse. But Kylie explained that they simply work in an office building with a large, open floor plan.
She also showed the back of the offices, which contains a "barn," as well as the employees' kitchen and restrooms.
She posted a video of her personal house, which is yet to be decorated, in response to viewer requests and answered some more questions on them. "I would rather work for a company that genuinely cares about me than, you know, a company that pays me beaucoups of dollars and expects me to be just another number... There's so much more to the office than the little tiny clip that I showed you," Kylie shared.
Bored Panda interviewed Dan, an expert at Tiny Home Builders in Georgia. "Building these tiny (house) offices would have been a lot simpler than building a normal tiny house. Since these offices are built inside, they won’t be exposed to the harsh elements (rain, snow, winds, etc.) like a normal home," Dan explained. "This makes the building process a lot easier since the structures won’t need to be watertight. Also, these offices don’t have or need plumbing, so that takes away some of the challenges as well."
Employees can listen to their music loudly and use their tiny homes to watch Netflix or get a quick workout in during their lunch breaks. These tiny homes are an excellent setup for workers who do not want to feel isolated through endless days of working from home but who still want some privacy during the day. Furthermore, not everyone has the luxury of having a real office in their own home. This option also allows people to keep their homes free of workplace stress.
Many viewers praised the concept, with some offering their own suggestions for decorating the space. "I'd totally stand at the front door looking over the 'neighborhood' with my coffee. Waving to Dave and Sara as they pass by," wrote Paqman88.
"It's not a waste of resources if it makes employees happy," added Paula Broussard. " A few others were unimpressed by the tiny houses. "Well, they are not real houses, just offices with fancy fronts," commented Jennifer Markoe. "Trying to normalize living at work now," added Kendra Fox. A lot of viewers also wondered if the employees would be paid without bonuses simply because they got these houses.