When you’ve decided to write the next bestselling novel, The 50 Shades of Something Else, it’s often difficult to find the time and space in your own home to work unhindered. Your family, and in particular any small children, will find it difficult to understand that when you’re tapping away on your laptop computer, you’re actually building for their future, so they can live in a life of luxury they deserve.
Regrettably, you probably can’t write a 400 page bestselling novel over the course of a weekend. If you can manage to write 10 pages a day, that still means you need 40 days to get you to the end of your first version.
After that, several rewrites will keep you busy for another month or two. Wouldn’t this be easier if you could move down the garden to a log cabin office and take a couple of weeks off work and write 30 pages a day?
Working from your log cabin office
Working from home provides lots of advantages. You can be at work minutes after you have woken up and you can be asleep in your own bed minutes after you have finished your day’s work. If the sun is shining just a little you can move your garden chair and laptop outside and if the clouds gather you can move back into your log cabin and continue working without really needing to relocate or be disturbed.
There are also a number of disadvantages when you choose to work from home. You might end up working longer days and seven days a week. You’ll miss the social activity of mixing with colleagues and perhaps customers. You’ll be interrupted by people wanting to sell you double glazing.
Nevertheless, working from home is a great place to organise a business start-up at low cost, especially if you can operate away from your main home, have less distractions and work from a log cabin office.
Setting up your log cabin office
You’ll need to test your Wi-Fi connection to see if it can reach the main unit in your home. If not, you will have to extend your router’s capabilities which might mean extending some cabling down into your log cabin office.
Although laptop batteries can last all day, your day might be too long if you don’t have a spare replacement battery handy. For this and unless you have installed solar panels for your lighting, you might need to hook up a car battery to provide enough electricity to your log cabin or complete the job properly and have an extension to your main electricity supply rooted to your log cabin office.
You will, no doubt, wish to add a fridge for the cooler days and a coffee making machine for the winter months. With a wireless printer, you’re now set to run your business start-up from your log cabin office.
Many people start their business operations working from home, but most have to be satisfied with a space in the main house. Adding a log cabin office might remove some of your funds initially, but it will add value to your property and make it any easier sale when you’ve made your millions and need to move on to a larger home, and of course, a larger log cabin office at the bottom of your garden.