If you could work from anywhere in the world, where would you go?
2020 was the year when remote Work From Home (WFH) went mainstream. But 2021 will be the year we really start seeing what that means for the millions of people who have just started doing it.
A new Pew Research Center report found that most Americans working from home want to keep doing so, with more than half saying they would work remotely after the pandemic.
For many, being free of the office doesn’t just mean working from home…it means working from anywhere. And as vaccines roll out and travel reboots, we’re going to see more and more people use their new-found freedom to live and work from their ideal location.
I’ve been doing this for years already. Having a virtual office has allowed me to move between bases in different parts of the world so that I’m always living in the perfect climate.
If you’re one of the many people now free to work from anywhere, today, I want to show you some options—a taste of what 2021 could hold for you.
Below are a selection of cheap listings in destinations where you’ll find everything you need for an incredible WFH experience. Places with reliable internet, with cafés and co-working spaces, where you can live affordably and enjoy a healthy work/life balance…places most people dream about visiting, but where you can now live full-time for less than you think.
Let’s have a look…
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Listing Price: $95,000
Tired of freezing temperatures and snow…want to be in a place where you can stroll to the beach after a hard day at the “office” or sip cocktails by the pool?
This new, modern, one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, in the digital nomad favorite of Playa del Carmen, ticks all the boxes. Although this condo is small, it’s really all about the location, just a few blocks from the Caribbean Sea, and a short walk to Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue.
The building has a large common area on the rooftop with an infinity pool, a jacuzzi, a barbecue area, and a shaded area for dining and relaxing on lounge chairs.
Listing Price: € 79,995 ($96,800)
About an hour’s drive west of Malaga is the spa town of Tolox. On offer here is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in the heart of the village.
A summer room, with views over the town, could be your home office. There’s also a south-facing rooftop terrace for unwinding in the evening.
Tolox’s healing waters draw visitors to this charming Andalucian town and it’s also known as the gateway to the Sierra de las Nieves National Park. And if you need a big city fix, it’s an easy drive to Malaga.
Listing Price: $96,900
If your Work From Home lifestyle involves the buzz of a European city, then Budapest should be on your radar. This vibrant city has so much to offer…culture, history, nightlife.
In District VI, on the Pest side of the city, is this one-bedroom studio apartment. Renovated in 2019, it’s a modern space with a loft bedroom, a separate kitchen, and a bright living area. It comes furnished.
District VI is home to embassies, museums, and the famous Heroes Square. It’s also close to the theatre district and Gustave Eiffel designed Nyugati train station for easy access to the rest of the city.