07 Aug Back-to-School: 5 Tips to Make A Big Impact in Your Tiny Space
Living tiny with kids is something many argue cannot be done, but there is a growing trend of families opting for a simpler home in favor of experiences and travel.
With back-to-school season upon us and more and more families choosing to educate their kids at home, it begs the question, “Can you successfully homeschool from a tiny house”?
Promises of continued traveling, exposure to different cultures, a variety of customs, and real world learning, homeschooling from a tiny house has great appeal.
However, what do you do when it is rainy or when lessons involve the unavoidable worksheet or pen and paper classwork?
Here’s how to create a killer homeschool space inside your rig that can accommodate your individual learner’s needs. Keep in mind that every student learns differently, but these tips can be applied to creating everything from a preschool area to a high school room, a professional office to a crafting space in your tiny.
Make Large Items Foldable for Your Tiny Space
Desks and shelving can take up a lot of space in a tiny home so making the best use of vertical space is crucial. A wall mounted desk can save on both space as well as create a place for storage. Many of these desks have internal storage for office supplies as well as the work space.
Shelving can also fold down and back up for when they are being used or when they need to be stored to travel.
Organize The Small Things Inside Your Tiny
Whether you choose bins, containers, or totes, small things can get lost in a tiny house so keeping them organized is important. We recommend using a small metal rolling cart and magnetized bins, buckets, and small containers so the inside and outside of each shelf are most efficiently used.
Visibly Separate Your Tiny Space
Use items like rugs and shelving to break up a larger open space into smaller more divided rooms without putting up walls. We use a large rug to separate our office/Roadschool space from the rest of our kids’ room. Open shelving that you can see through is also a great option for dividing space.
Make The Tiny Space Creative
Whether you brighten it up with paint, decorate it with decals, or create a photo collage, make the space somewhere you want to be. We use a bright color palate, kid-friendly wall decals and trendy items like a globe and succulents to bring the outdoors in. Always incorporate natural light whenever possible as well in order to make a small space seem larger.
Whenever Possible, Make Tiny House Space Multi-Functional
Your homeschool room could double as an office space just as much as the bar area in your kitchen is used for studying and eating dinner. Whether you use large items like a Murphy bed that doubles as shelving or storage that is also decorative. In a tiny home, real estate is a hot commodity so most designs need to be space-saving and multi-functional.