The Digital Nomad
A growing trend in our workforce is that of being a digital nomad, someone who essentially moves from place to place with minimalist needs, a laptop and connectivity. Regular readers of The Espresso will recall us talking about the trend of tiny homes - small places, less stuff but a more meaningful life. Being a digital nomad fits into the minimalist/tiny homes lifestyle.
There are different types of digital nomads. The first is a van dweller who lives out of a car or van, moves from place to place and uses places like caravan parks for their essential amenities. Then there are the RVers who move around in RVs or tiny homes on wheels. They’re the same as van dwellers except they probably have more space and more facilities. The third type is the Airbnb-er who travels the world from place to place using traditional rental situations via Airbnb. They work from the road as long as they have access to Wi-Fi.
The digital nomad finds a working space in coffee shops, co-working offices or the many new versions of creative spaces that you can rent by the hour or the day. As long as they have Wi-Fi connection these guys are happy. Recruiters, business leaders and people dreaming of a more minimalist, free and less controlled lifestyle are going to lean towards this new trend and it will be interesting to see how far this new world of remote operator will go.
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