Work from anywhere, the living options are endless

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As the country celebrates the 4th of July and enjoys the traditional summer vacation season, some of us will continue to work while on vacation. Conversely, others work year-round in resorts.

Both types of remote work are made possible by today’s connectivity and are supported by companies that rent homes or recreational vehicles.

For instance, Wander offers stays in its network of company-owned smart homes and promises beautiful properties located in inspiring locations and equipped with the technology needed by digital nomads and remote knowledge workers.

“Our goal is to build the infrastructure to experience the world,” Wander founder and CEO John Andrew Entwistle said in February. Press release announcing the company’s $20 million Series A funding round.

65% of US consumers work remotely

These digital nomads and remote knowledge workers are a huge market.

PYMNTS research found that the remote workforce is now larger than the physical workforce in the office. In fact, 65% of US consumers reported working remotely online in January, with 14% working remotely only, and 51% working remotely some of the time and in person the rest.

Read more: ConnectedEconomy™ monthly report

To serve these types of workers, Wander says it provides a consistent experience so workers don’t have to worry that a destination they choose might be unreliable, uncomfortable or unsuitable for work.

Provide easy access to outdoor adventure

Another company serving those working remotely is Living Zeusa property management and hospitality platform that offers homes that can be rented for 30 days or more.

The Company’s portfolio includes homes in cities, suburbs and popular vacation destinations. On June 16, Zeus Living announced that it had added its first properties in Utah.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen strong demand in destinations like Provo-Orem [Utah] that provide easy access to outdoor adventure, a thriving local economy, and proximity to innovative tech companies,” Zeus Living CEO and Co-Founder Kulveer Taggar said in a statement. Press release.

Towards a workplace in nature

Another option is “mobile glamping” offered by Romeo. This company rents a fleet of what it calls “mobile travel suites” — Ram ProMaster vans equipped with showers, air conditioning, plush bedding, and space to work or relax.

When the company announced in November that it was opening an outpost in Las Vegas, Roameo CEO and co-founder Annie Aladjova said in a Press release“This place offers a number of nearby experiences that are perfect for getting out of your comfort zone and reconnecting with the world around us.”

One of the companies that has partnered with Roameo to provide mobile travel suites to employees is project44. The supply chain technology company announced in October 2021 that it was offering its employees access to Roameo vehicles equipped with mobile internet and folding desktop computers.

Read more: Employee Benefits: Work from anywhere in a company-provided motorhome

Announcing the offer, project44 founder and CEO Jett McCandless said, “Whether we ‘share the wheel’ to solve exciting industry challenges together, or that a member of the team is behind the wheel of a Roameo mobile suite directed to a workplace in the wild, the result is the same: inspired teams that are equipped to engage in meaningful collaboration that drives customer success from anywhere. where.

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