A. Unfortunately, it's impossible to live in a motor-home and or trailer, 5th wheel etc., and qualify for an office-in-home deduction, regardless of how logical it may seem. The circumstances which allow you to take this deduction are as follows:
- Exclusive use test. You must use the area designated for business purposes only. Any other personal use such as eating, sleeping, or storage, disqualifies this deduction.
- It must be used regularly. Occasional or incidental use will also disqualify the deduction.
- If the space is used for other than a trade or business, even if profitable, will disqualify the deduction.
Under these stringent guidelines, even walking through the area from 1 place to another would be considered personal use.