I’m very interested in becoming a digital nomad though due to sports injuries, chronic back pain, and a general avid interest in health I need to work on a treadmill desk which is my set up at home. I absolutely could not work long term out of coffee shops or even hotel rooms geared towards businesspeople.
After careful consideration, my plan as a solution for this would be to carefully research and choose a first location at which I could set up a long term situation (at least 5-6 months), long enough such that the expense of setting up a proper “home office” would work. I’m thinking that renting an apartment or ideally a house (I hate noise and prefer rustic, natural environments) would be ideal.
Is this feasible? I currently have about 5k in passive monthly income and 1k in online income but would prefer to spend only 3-4k total so as to save money. Other considerations are that I’m a single woman in her twenties so the area would need to be relatively safe or the ability to hire a guard for the house would have to also be affordable (I have extensive experience living in developing Asia with household help and guards and greatly enjoyed the lifestyle). My main interest in becoming a digital nomad is to experience different cultures though I am not much of an active sightseer; I prefer to absorb a culture deeply rather than simply seeing things or checking them off my list. I also would like to live somewhere that I could hire regular maid service and possibly even a cook. I’m extremely self-sufficient, can spend days and even weeks working alone, prefer home cooked healthy meals (never eat out) and do not enjoy nightlife. For recreation I prefer outdoors activities such as hiking and running, as well as reading and meditating. Access to a gym or space to set up a simple home gym (i.e. a set of free weights) would also be ideal.
In other words, my ideal situation would be to set up something resembling a home in each place (or even just one place - I’m fine living somewhere I love for years or forever; I’m not looking to check off a list of places) , while still saving some money (compared to living in the US).
Aside from the logistics of the above setup I’m confident given awareness of my personality and previous travel experience, that I would greatly enjoy this lifestyle. I just can’t stomach the thought of not having a proper ergonomic setup!
Any suggestions or thoughts?