At Remote Year, we live and breathe the mantra that great work can be done from anywhere.
As you’ll quickly find out, we take the word “anywhere” literally. You’ll find Remotes working from every nook and cranny of the cities we call home: waterfront cafes, public libraries, quirky bookstores, restaurants with sweeping cityscape views, berber tents, and, of course, hammocks. These impromptu work environments offer the best vantage point for people-watching — plus, you get a dose of local culture with your caffeine du jour (we recommend mate, matcha, and Vietnamese coconut coffee).
Remote Year also provides 24/7 access to at least one dedicated coworking facility. There will always be a workspace within a 30-minute commute (max) from your accommodations. Here, you’re guaranteed internet speeds fast enough for video calls, browsing, email, and the vast majority of work-related tasks. The minimum line(s) dedicated to your group will have speeds of 50mbps download and 20mbps upload.
“Quality of Internet connectivity was a huge concern going into the program as that could be a show stopper for my trip, but that has proven largely unfounded. Connectivity has been great.
There's an element of ‘safety in numbers’ when you go with a group this large — so many people depend on having fast internet to work effectively and the program knows that so it's highly motivated to vet things ahead of time and ensure connectivity is solid everywhere we go. They even provide backup cellular-based hotspots in the event the connection at the workspace goes down.”
Remote Sean Tierney in an interview with Inc. Magazine
At the workspace, you’ll also have access to private call booths, meeting rooms, coffee and tea, and printers — so you can be the most productive version of yourself.
In the past year, Remote Year also founded three of its own workspaces: WIP™ (“Work in Progress”) Split, WIP Lisbon and KL Lifespace in Kuala Lumpur. Check out a sneak peek of WIP Split for a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a typical Remote. (Oh, and did we mention the workspace is across from the beach?)