We live in a digital age when so many people need nothing more than a simple wi-fi connection to do their job. Gone are the traditional 9-5s, the long traffic-packed commutes, the suit and tie offices. While those still exist out there, they are slowly being replaced by a work-from-home or alternative space workforce. Companies all over the world are capitalizing on this trend and coming up with co-working spaces for those working remotely or freelancing. As those businesses grow and see success, so do their locations.
“The details are different from one program or place to another, but generally, for a fee, one can live abroad for a longer period of time, work in a relaxed, community setting during the day, and during the evenings and weekends, explore a new city, hang out with fellow remote workers, or attend an event in-house for learning new skills,” Kimberley Mok said in a recent Treehugger article.
Um, where can I sign up? No, seriously. Being someone who both loves to travel and works from anywhere with a wi-fi signal, this sounds awesome! Plus, if you live in a big city, according to the article, it might actually save you money:
“The vast majority of entrepreneurs and startup businesses are online-based; therefore, they can work from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. Why not spend a few months working from, say, a beachfront in Bali? So, the logic goes, living costs will be so much lower that moving out there for a few months will not only allow you to focus on your goal undistracted, but you’ll actually save money you’d otherwise be spending on sky-high rent in San Francisco or Brooklyn.”
Who’s with me? Is this something you would ever do? Think it’s awesome or do you prefer the traditional office setting?