Once we decided what we needed from our tiny office, we sat down with an architect friend to map it all out. (We are so grateful for the multi-talented E.A.T. South community!) 272 sq ft is not a lot of space so we needed to use it well. To make the space feel bigger, we decided to take out the the wall leading to the left side of the caboose. We’ll also paint the ceiling a different, light color to give us the illusion of height. A pocket door on the office side will keep the internal door from taking up too much space.
With a plan and a design, we launched our tiny office project on Memorial Day weekend with a caboose cookout. To tackle the drudgery of a deep clean, we needed help -- and a party. We thought a cookout would make it more appealing to volunteers, but the staff also needed some party-motivation to haul and scrub on a holiday. It worked! With a great volunteer team, we moved four truckloads to storage, recycled as much as possible, and the grilled hot dogs, burgers and veggies were delicious!