Telecommute Vermont: At Home at Work in Addison County
Vermonters are good at telecommuting. Inclement weather, impassable mountain roads and long drives to town often cause us to find creative solutions to getting to work. Yankee frugality causes us to seek cost saving measures. Telecommuting often provides the best counter to both bad weather and travel expense.
But beyond the obvious – working in your bathrobe while practicing deep-breathing exercises, house-training your parakeet, listening to Miles Davis, and sipping Pinot at 4:00 in the afternoon – working from home increases productivity and contentedness. And Addison County is the perfect place for productivity and contentedness: quintessential Vermont cutting a pastoral swath from the Green Mountains down to the lower Champlain Valley.
Here is the office entrance to the Middlebury property. Click the image for full details.
I have four ideal Addison County telecommuting properties: Middlebury, Vergennes, Bristol and Bridport. Each has an office space with great views.
My Middlebury property is a log cabin on three sunny acres. The office space has a separate entrance. And if you like your professional solitude sprinkled with a bit of town life, this property is very convenient to downtown Middlebury.
An office in Historic Vergennes Home: 125 Main.
This Vergenness property stands out among the four. Take a look at the full listing and you’ll see why: the historic property is magnificent.
The location is right in Vergennes Village and the historic home has spacious rooms, some of which have been professional offices for physicians and attorneys for 175 years. You can have built-in office mates if you so choose! The property also has a sunny rental apartment…
This Bristol property is close to town and still has amazing views!
The Bristol property is three minutes from Bristol Village (home of great food and great coffee). The house has an open floor plan, hard and soft wood floors, a sun room, a heated garage, and great views of the Green Mountains. The home office is on the finished lower level.
This is the view from the Bridport home office...you'll have to catch your breath in order to focus on work
This Bridport property (below) is more secluded. The office space and master suite are upstairs over the Carriage House. Downstairs you’ll find a large sun room and a family room with a fireplace.
Here’s the kicker: According to the Environmental New Network, Telecommuting saves 1.4 gallons of gasoline and reduces CO2 emissions by 17 to 23 kilograms per day.