When a person decides to leave the office to work remotely from another place, the first option tends to be their home. Others opt to become digital nomads, having the ability to live in different parts of the world. In either case, remote workers can suffer from social isolation from working alone. To avoid this, there are different options for working remotely in shared environments.
A coworking space is a shared workspace. Independent professionals or entire teams turn to coworking spaces to carry out their daily work. These spaces offer the possibility of having either a fixed or flexible position, which leads to a high turnover rate. In terms of costs, normally rent includes all the associated expenses (internet, supplies, etc.), which makes this a convenient solution for people who work from home and want to have a separate workspace.
Coliving was created for those who decided to take advantage of the terms of their job and live in another place. A coliving space is housing in which you share a sense of community with your neighbors. This involves renting a room in a building that has many shared services and spaces for all its tenants. A coliving space could also be a hotel or other type of temporary accommodation that has a communal workspace.
This is an ideal alternative for those who have moved to a new location. As of now there are various platforms that can help you become acquainted with coliving spaces throughout Europe like remoters.net or coliving.com.
3. Working remotely from a rural area
Remote work has given many towns that suffer from depopulation the possibility to attract professionals who want and are able to carry out their work in rural areas.
The pandemic has brought to light some of the disadvantages of big cities, like gentrification, pollution, or housing problems. It is because of this that many people have taken advantage of working remotely in order to move to places with lower costs and a higher quality of life.
In Spain the National Network of Welcoming Towns, has been created, an initiative that displays Spanish towns of different sizes that guarantee 4G web coverage. Meanwhile, Ireland has decided to join this initiative through a project to deploy an extra fast broadband across the whole country, and some Italian towns have decided to offer housing discounts to all remote workers who move to any towns in Santa Fiora in Tuscany and the city of Riete in Lazio.