People who live on commercial property are usually seeking to save money by allowing their business location to double as their home. Unfortunately, this decision could end up costing you if county zoning laws do not allow for your business location to double as a residential property. If this is the case, you could be evicted, fined and taken to court. Even if it is legal for you to live at your business, you must still make sure that your living space is safe.
Check your county's zoning laws. You may be able to do this on your own by visiting the county clerk. Alternatively, consider hiring a lawyer to help you with this process.
Create a safe space on your property that is separate from the commercial activities of your company. If living and working in an office type setting, clear a backroom with a window for escaping fire and set up a futon, television, microwave and small refrigerator. If living in a warehouse setting, consider constructing an apartment within the warehouse space. However, be sure to obtain a permit for completing this project.
Develop a plan for keeping your residential life separate from your working life. Otherwise, you may find that you spend every moment working or that, since you are always home, you lack the motivation to get to work. Establishing a set schedule will help you overcome these problems.
Another alternative is to consider parking a camper on your property and living in the camper. Again, consult a real estate lawyer or county clerk to ensure that you are legally able to bring the camper onto your property.