As the country celebrates July 4 and enjoys the traditional summer vacation season, some of us will continue to work while on vacation. Conversely, others work from resort-like locations year round.
Both sorts of remote work are enabled by today’s connectivity and are catered to by companies that rent homes or recreational vehicles.
For example, Wander offers stays at its network of company-owned smart homes and promises beautiful properties that are in inspiring locations and are 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 a February press release announcing the company’s $20 million Series A funding round.
65% of U.S. Consumers Work Remotely
Those digital nomads and remote knowledge workers make up a large market.
PYMNTS research has found that the remote workforce is now larger than the physical in-office workforce. In fact, 65% of U.S. consumers reported working remotely online in January, with 14% working remote only and 51% working remotely some of the time and in-person the rest.
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To serve these sorts of workers, Wander says it delivers a consistent experience so that workers don’t have to worry that a destination they’re choosing may be unreliable, uncomfortable or unsuited for work.
Offering Easy Access to Outdoor Adventure
Another company serving those who work remotely is Zeus Living, a property management and hospitality platform that offers homes that can be rented for 30 days or longer.
The company’s portfolio includes homes in cites, suburbs and popular vacation destinations. On June 16, Zeus Living announced that it had added its first properties in Utah.
“Since early on in the pandemic, we’ve seen strong demand in destinations like Provo-Orem [Utah] that offer easy access to outdoor adventure, a booming local economy and close proximity to innovative tech companies,” Zeus Living CEO and co-founder Kulveer Taggar said in a press release.
Heading Toward a Workplace in Nature
Another option is the “mobile glamping” offered by Roameo. This company rents a fleet of what it calls “mobile travel suites” — Ram ProMaster vans that feature showers, climate control, 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 location boasts a number of nearby experiences that are perfect to break out of your comfort zone and reconnect 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 tech company announced in October 2021 that it was offering its employees access to Roameo vehicles fitted with mobile internet and fold-out desktops.
When announcing the offering, project44 founder and CEO Jett McCandless said, “Whether we’re ‘sharing the wheel’ to solve exciting industry challenges together, or a team member is at the wheel of a Roameo mobile suite headed toward a workplace in nature, the outcome is the same — inspired teams that are equipped to engage in meaningful collaboration that drives customer success from anywhere.”