When the work is travelling
You have your office in your carry-on luggage. Digital nomads use the opportunity to decide where they want to live to work and not vice versa. One of their favorite destinations is the Mediterranean metropolis of Barcelona.
On a mild December morning in Barcelona, Victoria Venn, 36, stands on the roof terrace of the Cloud Coworking Space overlooking the Sagrada Familia and takes a sip from her coffee cup. For the online marketing consultant, it is a normal working day, with the difference that she can determine when and where it starts and how long it lasts. Seven years ago, the Munich-born woman traded the classic Nine-to-Five for independence because she wanted more personal freedom. Then there was the dream of combining
The digital revolution makes it possible. Today, freelancers like Victoria can open their laptops anywhere, whether in Barcelona or Bali. They call themselves "digital nomads" and work as IT experts, graphic designers, bloggers, copywriters, programmers, software developers, marketing specialists or entrepreneurs. The authors Tsugio Makimoto and David Manners already predicted this location-independent and multilocal working model in their 1997 book "Digital Nomad". Today the title has become the collective term of a global movement. "I don't really like that term very much," says Victoria. "Very few lead a nomadic life like a backpacker."
Victoria, who has lived in Spain, Vietnam, Australia, Colombia
However, those who don't want to miss out on Country Hopping, they can book offers from travel agencies such as WiFi Tribe, Remote Year or Hacker Paradise, which specialise in the needs of digital nomads and offer their customers accommodation and work in a community of like-minded people for around 500 US dollars a week. Following the motto: "Working together less alone", tour operators rent houses all over the world that become
"Barcelona offers a great quality of life, good infrastructure, countless coworking spaces, culture, creativity, the sea, the mountains
The digital nomads of the Dynamite Club also agree. Every year they hold their meetings in the Catalan capital. Only those who generate at least 5,000 US dollars a month as a digital nomad will become members of the community. Founder Dan Andrews gives tips for independent entrepreneurs on his blog "Tropical MBA". He's self-employed, his company builds mobile bars. He has chosen Southeast Asia as his location. The weather is good, the flights are cheap and compared to the USA or Europe you can set up your own start-up for a quarter of the costs. In the
There are currently an estimated half a million digital nomads worldwide, and the number is rising. How popular mobile working