Remote Year workspaces are handpicked by local City Team members, ensuring that you have a strong internet connection and a place to focus when it’s time to get down to business. Workspaces are never more than a 30-minute commute from your accommodation, whether you’re on foot or using public transportation.
The #1 thing you need to get your job done: a secure, high-speed internet connection. Every Remote Year workspace has it, and Remote Year staff is standing by with hotspots and troubleshooting solutions in case of service interruption.
Many Remote Year workspaces are equipped with the basics like printers and copiers, to ensure that participants’ productivity always comes first. The atmosphere of each workspace varies, from a more corporate environment to a space that feels like you’re in a cozy café.
In each workspace, you’ll be able to book conference rooms and private spaces ahead of time for private calls or brainstorming sessions.
“You are in for a treat! WIP’s location is very convenient. Split is a beautiful city with so much to see and so many places to explore!”
— Participant on Remote Year Kaizen
Though each city’s workspace has its own flavor and its own claim to fame, there are consistencies that you can expect from every workspace that you encounter on your Remote Year experience.
The most important part of a workspace is… *drum roll*... the WiFi! Every Remote Year workspace has internet speeds fast enough for video calls, browsing, email, and the vast majority of work-related tasks. We keep a close eye on connectivity because we know it’s the single-most important thing that you need to get your work done. Working from a Remote Year workspace should feel just like working from anywhere else you can guarantee strong connectivity.
We know that work doesn’t always take place during traditional “working hours”, especially when you’re in a different time zone than your home office. If you’re traveling in Asia and the rest of your team is working on EST, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pull a late night or two in the workspace. Don’t worry - you’re covered. You can set up shop in the workspace at any time, fueled by piping hot coffee or tea, and knock out your to-do list with confidence.
Because Remote Year apartments are located in safe, central areas within each city, workspaces are never too far away. At most, your workspace will be a 30 minute walk from your apartment. This commute, whether done on foot, by bike, or by public transportation, allows you to feel like a local within that city. By opening your eyes to the lives that are unfolding around you as you make your way to the workspace, you can gain a better understanding of the city’s tempo and its character.
Sometimes, you need more than just your laptop to execute on a project. Every coworking space has a printer for your use, and some have other equipment like shredders, copiers, laptop stands, extra monitors, and more. However, these types of equipment are not guaranteed in every Remote Year workspace so if you rely on having a laptop stand, keyboard, or mouse, we recommend bringing your own.
As a remote worker, you’re going to get to know the ins and outs of video calls pretty well. Whenever it’s time to call into a team meeting or a brainstorm session, your workspace will have a spot for you to get a bit of privacy. Every Remote Year workspace has call booths or meeting rooms so that you can tune out any background noise and give your full attention to the meeting at hand. One thing to note: call booths are meant for a quick call here and there - not for all-day residency. Plan on spending most of your time in the community areas when you’re at the coworking space.