My wife and I bought our first RV 12 years ago with the sole intention of using it for weekend trips and weeklong vacations with our young sons. That first RV was a pop-up camper and we used it extensively and loved every second of it. It was a perfect purchase for us for weekend trips and family vacations. But along the way we also realized that RV’s are very useful for other things too.
We often used the pop-up camper as a quiet place to work on weekends when we were home--and we also used it for sleeping quarters for visiting friends and family. Over the last 12 years we have purchased several other RV’s as our family grew--and we continued to use those RV’s as offices and for guests. We have always felt like we were getting extra value out of our RV purchases by using them in these ways.
We currently use our Grand Design Imagine 2800BH as an office when we are not on vacation--and it works perfectly for us in this context. The RV allows for a quiet and comfortable workspace that is just steps away from our house--but still gives us a sense of separation from our home life. We also deal with far fewer interruptions from our kids when we are working in the RV.
Our current RV also works perfectly as a guest house. In fact, when I tell our friends or family members that they will be staying in the RV they always smile from ear to ear. Our guests get their own beds and we set the RV up so they have their own kitchen, bathroom, and television during their stay. Everyone gets the benefit of having more private space when friends and family stay in the RV. We love having guests come visit us--but we all know that things can get tense when too many people are staying in the same space at the same time.
If you are considering using your RV as an office or for guests here are some quick tips for success. We love our RV so much--and we love it even more so because we are getting so much use out of it as an office and as a cozy and comfortable place for our guests.