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๐ŸŽ–5yrs | Co-founder at Fintech SaaS @fundapps | Dev conference @sddconf | Dev community @developerfusion | Wannabe fitness freak
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Byron Bay

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Melbourne

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Australia
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9 Mar

Paris

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France
 
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Barcelona

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Spain
2018
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Lisbon

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Portugal
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3 Oct '17

New York City, NY

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Melbourne

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Australia
2016
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2 Dec '16

Lisbon

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Portugal
2014
 29 Sep '141mo2 Nov '142 Nov '14
29 Sep '14

Las Palmas, Canary Islands

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Where can I go for remote working while surrounded by nature (ocean waves, mountain, etc)


by @nish |  | 7 comments

I have this dream scenario in my head, and Iโ€™ve searched for a while without figuring out how I might best achieve it. I donโ€™t need many places, just one or two that I can go back to over and over again. I want to be working on my laptop while being surrounded by nature; for example a place right on the ocean where I can hear the waves crashing and look up and see them, then look back down and go back to work (but it would have to be very close by to achieve this feeling, not a distant sea view).

In itself this might not be so hard but my total list of requirements makes it difficult:

  • Fast internet: at least 20Mbps down with ethernet connection possible.
  • Very close to emergency medical services: so not in the middle of nowhere, and ideally in/very close to a decent size town (I have some medical issues)
  • Not more than ยฃ70/night to stay
  • It doesnโ€™t have to be a residence: it can also be a coworking space that meets all these requirements, and I can stay somewhere else and work at this space

So far I thought of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: there seem to be some flats with a nice ocean view, although Iโ€™m not sure how close to the ocean they can get. And maybe also Valencia?

Anyway, Iโ€™m not sure if anybody else has had this kind of dream as well. But I would very much appreciate any tips for places I can check out :slight_smile:

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    9mo
    $3,513 / mo
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  • Spain

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 19
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    $2,850 / mo
    31Mbps
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  • Portugal

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 28
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    $2,164 / mo
    26Mbps
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  • United States

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels  45°  45°AQI 24
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    $3,238 / mo
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  • France

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  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is the next remote work hub of Europe. There's many reasons why I think that: 1) it already has somewhat of a startup/tech scene because of the annual Web Summit conference 2) which means internet is fast, and there's lots of meetups and it's easy to make friends 3) it's relatively affordable for foreigners compared to Spain and the rest of Europe 4) Portuguese people are super friendly, a lot more friendly than in the rest of the Mediterranean and Europe 5) Lisbon is ideal to go on day/w

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 18° 64°AQI 1
    2x
    $2,164 / mo
    25Mbps
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  • Melbourne

    Not cheap, but you get what you're paying for. Really nice, comfortable city, not too dirty or crowded, awesome food, and lots to do

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 28
    2x
    $3,310 / mo
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  • Las Palmas

    Stayed one month in January. In which it is one of the few places in the EU with absolute tshirt-weather. I liked the nomad and expat scene, which is lively. There's always something to do: sailing, markets, tapas nights, meetups. The transport system is good, with a cheap city bike system, good bus system for island travel and ferries for inter-island travel. Each island is a bit different in climate and culture so go and see a few. I especially liked the hiking in different micro-climates. For

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 22° 72° 22° 72°AQI 30
    1x
    $2,550 / mo
    27Mbps
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  • New York City

    Having spent a total of two weeks in London on two separate occasions and having lived in NYC for two years, both are among my favorite cities in the world. Londoners are quite internationally and ethnically diverse, and seemingly better educated and more intellectual than New Yorkers in aggregate. The city very clean with a stunning mix of modern and historic architecture, and arguably has Europe's best public transit in terms of signage, availability, cleanliness and general efficiency. Meanw

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  46° 10° 49°AQI 18
    1x
    $5,022 / mo
    30Mbps
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  • Barcelona

    During winter is quite safe plus much cheaper. Some nightclubs are free and yet there is still a lot of people. Great por lgbtq+ community.

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    $3,027 / mo
    39Mbps
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  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels  46° 10° 49°AQI 61
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    $4,282 / mo
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  • Byron Bay

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    $6,797 / mo
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  • Byron Bay

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 82°๐ŸฅตAQI 30
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  • Melbourne

    Not cheap, but you get what you're paying for. Really nice, comfortable city, not too dirty or crowded, awesome food, and lots to do

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 28
    4mo
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    14Mbps
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  • Barcelona

    During winter is quite safe plus much cheaper. Some nightclubs are free and yet there is still a lot of people. Great por lgbtq+ community.

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 15° 59° 15° 59°AQI 30
    2mo
    $3,027 / mo
    39Mbps
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  • Las Palmas

    Stayed one month in January. In which it is one of the few places in the EU with absolute tshirt-weather. I liked the nomad and expat scene, which is lively. There's always something to do: sailing, markets, tapas nights, meetups. The transport system is good, with a cheap city bike system, good bus system for island travel and ferries for inter-island travel. Each island is a bit different in climate and culture so go and see a few. I especially liked the hiking in different micro-climates. For

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 22° 72° 22° 72°AQI 30
    1mo
    $2,550 / mo
    27Mbps
    ร—
  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is the next remote work hub of Europe. There's many reasons why I think that: 1) it already has somewhat of a startup/tech scene because of the annual Web Summit conference 2) which means internet is fast, and there's lots of meetups and it's easy to make friends 3) it's relatively affordable for foreigners compared to Spain and the rest of Europe 4) Portuguese people are super friendly, a lot more friendly than in the rest of the Mediterranean and Europe 5) Lisbon is ideal to go on day/w

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 18° 64°AQI 1
    14d
    $2,164 / mo
    25Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    Having spent a total of two weeks in London on two separate occasions and having lived in NYC for two years, both are among my favorite cities in the world. Londoners are quite internationally and ethnically diverse, and seemingly better educated and more intellectual than New Yorkers in aggregate. The city very clean with a stunning mix of modern and historic architecture, and arguably has Europe's best public transit in terms of signage, availability, cleanliness and general efficiency. Meanw

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels  46° 10° 49°AQI 18
    6d
    $5,022 / mo
    30Mbps
    ร—
  • Paris

    Super fun and beautiful city. I find Parisians are actually very patient and warm if you at least attempt to speak French; in my experience, most people who complain that they're rude are the ones making zero effort to speak the language. Expensive though and not very easy to meet other nomads.

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    4d
    $4,282 / mo
    29Mbps
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