Today I had a Skype interview to potentially participate in Hacker Paradise, a floating coworking space, wherein you pack up your laptop and live and work with a group of other remote workers for two to twelve weeks in far-flung locales, working independently, and in tandem to create community and foster new ideas. They set up mini campuses everywhere from Costa Rica to Berlin where freelancers can work together, play together and learn together. The next trip is to Tokyo, followed by Taipei, then, who knows?
Another pilot program in the same vein: Remote Year, which just kicked off its inaugural year on the road, each month bringing workers along for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of working around the world in a different locale every month. Their next year starts in February in South America (Montevideo, Uruguay) making its way through Europe and ending in Asia in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam.
More of a loner? NomadList and its Digital #Nomad Chat Community serve as a forum to communicate, troubleshoot and to get inspired for your next work/life destination. How fast is the WiFi in Phuket? Is Riga a safe place for women working solo? That kind of thing is calculated and searchable on NomadList.
So with a group, on your own, for a fortnight or a year – if you can break away and make money doing it, life can be like a working vacation (my favorite kind).