Studies have shown that seeing and experiencing nature has a powerful positive effect on people’s state of mind and working abilities. We recently wrote about Walkonomics — a navigation app which helps people take the greenest route on their urban walks, and now KantoorKaravaan is a group of mobile micro-offices, housed in caravans, which enable Dutch office workers to do their day to day business in the middle of beautiful, national parks.
KantoorKaravaan are mobile off-the-grid workplaces which come equipped with work-related necessities including wifi, coffee machines and conference rooms. The project is an off-shoot of SustainsVille — which has been providing alternative, sustainable, working spaces for creatives in tree houses for five years. KantoorKaravaans — run by The Tipping Point Foundation — are traveling around the Netherlands throughout the summer. The fleet is stopping at various beautiful spots in the countryside, where they set up a solar powered camp complete with compost toilets and kitchens. Companies can hire some or all of the space for a single workday or longer — the offices can accommodate up to 35 people, and workers can stay the night at the campsite. Individuals and groups are also welcome to visit and use the space: those with less funds can help with projects and activities and pay a lower rate.
What other ways can working in nature be encouraged?