What is a remote office?
Well, it might look a little something like this:
It all depends on how you prefer to get work done.
As the number of companies adopting remote work policies continues to rise, many employees are starting to consider not just when and how they’ll work offsite, but also where they should go to get work done. Because, let’s face it: One of the biggest perks of working remotely is that you get to choose what helps you stay productive and engaged.
For some remote employees, that means setting up the perfect home office. For others, a shared workspace might be best. And for a growing number of “work from anywhere” staffers, creating a digital workspace that travels well is the top priority.
No matter what your preferred work style may be, there’s a remote work environment to match it.
We’ve already provided an inside look at our own home office workspaces and remote work environments. You may have also seen our best practices for strengthening remote work cultures and cultivating communication when workers are distributed.
So today, we’d like to inspire you with some of the most ingenious designs, setups, and arrangements we’ve seen lately.
Note: We do not have a direct connection to the remote offices featured below — nor are the people who arranged them tied to Formstack in any way. It’s just that we love a little inspiration, and these were just too good not to share.
Working remotely from the road
Did you know there’s an entire community of digital nomads who work remotely from the road regularly? Whether you prefer the minimalist lifestyle or want an excuse to travel, this segment of the remote work population is definitely one to watch.
They convert Airstreams into offices:
They conduct conference calls from campgrounds and converted vans:
They’ve even been known to turn houseboats into home offices:
Carving out remote workspaces in overlooked places
Plenty of people choose to work from home, of course. And while many like to rotate between couch, communal workspaces, and coffee shops, others find that it helps to have a designated space. Even if your home doesn’t have an official home office, there are plenty of ways to design one.
For example, you could use shelves to create a comfortable nook:
Or transform a little-used closet into a comfortable space where you can focus on work during the day and then hide it away when it’s time to play:
Even an empty wall can become the perfect place for a dual monitor setup, which many of our remote employees find to be ideal for videoconferencing and multitasking:
The best part? Any time you start to tire of your home office or remote workspace, you can simply change it up. When you work remotely, your imagination really is the limit. Focus on figuring out what motivates you—what helps fuel your passion and purpose while working—and build your physical workspace around that.