BY: ROB HOFFMAN
There can be a balance between a realistic income and idealist lifestyle. Freedom means autonomy of travel—thousands of office-jockeys with the stale taste of uniform life have driven a demand for smaller, mobile workspaces, which are happily supplied by like-minded designers like Jonas Hallberg, manager of the Danish firm, IKKE EN PIND ApS.
Hallberg’s design, with dimensions of 2.2 x 3 x 2.98 metres, is a mobile workspace that’s fit to attach to nearly any vehicle with four wheels. It doubles as a small showroom for certain products, and even contains a space for meditation. In the spirit of sustainability, Hallberg uses reclaimed wood, and timber from organic sources, like an “old oak tree from a forest in Jutland,” says Gizmag.
The tiny office includes a wood-burning stove and chimney, two windows, skylight, compartments for storage, a bench seat, work space with a wooden desk by the window, fridge and even a coffee maker that functions with the help of a mobile generator. Owners can access Internet from anywhere, using a mobile Internet router. Hallberg is currently selling the spaces for $13,000 US for a standard model, or $19,000 with all the bells and whistles included. Though it seems a bit pricey, investing in a mobile office and perhaps a souped-up livable van to tow it, is a small investment for a life entirely unattached to the tedium of a still existence.