One of the benefits of working from home in a "smart" home is I can ride with my kid to school, just as I would before going to my regular office, and now when I get to my new "office" There's coffee ready, just as there would be at my regular office.
In a decentralised social media it makes sense to host yourself. That's what we decided to do. This instance is run by two nerds, mostly for the why not of it. Feel free to join, and we'll hit you up with an "Hi, who are you?".