Working from home during lockdown

Cherry Johnston
2 min readSep 6, 2021

I’m one of those happy introverts who finds lockdowns a bit like a holiday but with an added layer of anxiety.

I crave time alone and often find that by the end of a week, all I want to do is shut the world out for a whole day so that I can reset my equilibrium. That’s why lockdowns suit me.

I can work remotely, so when I designed my tiny house, a space for a home office was very high on my list. Although I’m currently based in the city, I intend to move out further one day and will most likely continue to work no matter where I end up. I have this stunning space in the second loft where I have this super cute little desk and, I sit on the platform to work. Very handy to lie back and do some stretches or take a break and enjoy the sun pouring through the window.

I love this space and often find myself coming here to read, do some restorative yoga or meditate. I have so many favourite spots in the tiny house, but this is definitely one of them.

One of the best things about this space happens when it rains. Because I am new to living on tank water, I get a ridiculous amount of pleasure being able to sit at my desk and watch out the window as the rainwater runs into the tank. It gives me a lovely sense of joy. When I first moved in, I even got up in the night and came and watched as the rain beat down on the roof. I don’t do that anymore!

However, as much as I like being holed up at home, I hope we beat this outbreak and life can return to our new normal for me and the rest of New Zealand!

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Cherry Johnston

Travelling the journey of life and focussing on the joy.