Imagine signing an apartment lease that will allow you to live anywhere? It’s becoming more and more likely as travel start-up Roam makes it easier than ever to work and live anywhere in the world.
Digital nomadism – the ability to do your job anywhere in the world – is becoming increasingly accessible to workers in the 21st century. As a result, people are looking for more ways to make their home quickly and easily wherever they want…and ensure they have fast internet access too. Roam has stepped in to create fully-equipped home and work spaces to make the transition from place to place as easy as possible.
The rates are somewhat higher than a lot of digital nomads are used to. The company charges US$500 a week or $1800 a month, which is a flat rate no matter what location you use. The spaces are meticulously designed for privacy and comfort and each room comes with a private bathroom, a large bed and there’s even a cleaning service. Nomads will also have access to a co-working space and, most importantly, “battle-tested” Wi-Fi.
As well as providing a comfortable home location, Roam aims to foster a sense of community among workers who may otherwise find it difficult to settle into a location. There are plenty of spaces for classes, meetings and opportunities to make new connections. Most locations also come with additional perks like a pool or media room and they organise plenty of extra activities and trips.
Location-independent workers can book for one week slots on a pay-as-you-go basis, but they are encouraged to stay in one location for at least a month to help foster the community spirit.
Roam currently operates in Bali, Madrid and Miami and started a new funding round this week. With this money they aim to add Buenos Aires and London to their home locations. The company hopes to operate in 8-10 locations by 2017 and their long-term goal is to have a base in every major city, allowing people to lead a truly location-independent existence.