Full Time RVing Workspaces: Malia’s Miles
Names: Malia Lane
Occupation: Virtual Legal Assistant
RV: 2012 35′ Winnebago Adventurer (motorhome)
On the Road Since: 2001
Workspace Goal: As “before” pic shows, I tried to work with dinette, but there was just too much space between seat and table to work comfortably.
I removed the dinette and stored it in case I ever want to trade in since salesman said it might reduce resale value if people didn’t want the workspace instead of dinette.
The desk is secured to wall using those super heavy duty sticky holders (with adjustable length). The monitor is secured to desk the same way. The laptop closes up and is secured into the keyboard drawer and the front lip folds up and locks. I like how that drawer is super long and deep to hold all that stuff without having to move everything.
The printer stand and printer is secured the same way. All my work materials are stored in the 3 cabinets above. The chair is secured with heavy duty rubber S hooks that goes around the bottom of desk and pole part of chair. (I can’t remember the names of all that technical stuff.) 🙂 That TV tray (covered with blue rug to keep from banging when traveling) is used for extra space next to my chair.
I work as a virtual legal assistant, so my foot pedal for transcription of dictation fits below (the small black rectangle next to trash can). That entire space where desk and stand fits is one of the slides. I was happy to find a rug that perfectly fits into that space and covers up the stuff left behind by dinette removal (and bonus was it fit my color scheme perfectly). Since the desk back is open, I just put a towel on the back with tacks to cover all the cords and stuff behind it.
I’m pretty pleased with the way mine turned out, especially since the desk and printer stand were only about $300 (Office Depot).
This profile is part of the Change Your Office View: Full Time RVing Workstations series – we hope that by sharing what others have been able to create in their RVs will help inspire you as to what is possible to work on the road.
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