Exactly my thoughts. You can rent 2–3 room apartment and turn 1 room to home-office.
For most knowledge workers in 2017, work is not connected to any given physical room, because we work in virtual space. Digital payments, automated work tracking, real-time collaboration tools, audio-video chats, etc.
People work across different timezones globally in distributed remote teams. Nobody cares if you are in an office, coffee shop, sauna, bed or luxury yacht. As long as you deliver results in agreed manner.
But as you said “I didn’t quit my life of working in an office to end up working in an office that I pay rent for.” :-D … this probably sums it all up.