I’m a freelance writer and I’ve been successfully working from home for many years. I’ve got a good workspace set up with luxuries like an ergonomic chair, an ink jet printer and enough notebooks to produce the doodle equivalent of War and Peace.
What I’m not set up for is “other people”. In order for me to fully concentrate on what I’m doing, I need total silence. A distraction as minor as the postman knocking on the door can set me back hours. It might be anti-social, but it’s necessary.