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May 10, 2019 22:51:34

Nomad

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Valentino Urbano

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I've always been attracted to the digital nomad movement, even though I am not really a part of it myself. I've never tried going fully nomad even though I've worked remotely for a while. The most I did was living in Poland for a year and spending 2 months in the United States.

I feel at odds because I would also like to own a house someday and reconciling the 2 things that are basically the opposite of each other leaves me in a conundrum.

Maybe the solution would be having a mobile house (camper) and go whenever you want with it. The problem is that you're going to be tied to one specific area unless you want to drive tens of thousands of miles which is not feasible.

There is a middle ground between going fully nomad and being in one place though. You can still own a house and mostly live there, but take a few months out of the year to go somewhere else. Sure, the purists of digital nomadism might laugh and say that's not what a true nomad would look like, but others judging you should never be something that discourages you from doing what you want in life.

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    @valentino yes I'm trying the middle ground too like you said. Own a home now, but travel for 1-2 months of the year, but wishing to do more. I feel owning a home isn't half bad as long as you got your finances in order. It can be a source of side income (rental) when you travel too.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 11, 2019 21:59:10
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      @jasonleow The problem with renting it out is that it is difficult to have short time rentals unless you live in a big city with tourism. Local people usually want to rent for longer periods of times (and change the interior when they move in). But yeah, would like to eventually settle on staying for most of the year in one place, but travel for at least 2/3 months.

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | May 11, 2019 20:34:56
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      @valentino what i see others do besides rent is to airbnb it. But yeah, it needs tourists and comes with all the hassles of getting people to help you run it while you're away. Another way is home exchange/swap. Hope it eventually works out for you!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 12, 2019 21:13:52
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    @valentino Those "purists" won't last long, I guarantee it. Having a main base while traveling around is way more sustainable. That's how historical nomads used to live actually. They didn't travel, they just moved a few times a year to survive.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 10, 2019 23:14:30
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      @basilesamel Yeah, I think it is for sure more sustainable having the benefits of both, but less of the drawbacks. The problem as Jason says is having the finances to afford it. Do you have any plans on what you're going to do if you manage to reach "ramen profitability" with the nomad life you're doing?

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | May 11, 2019 20:37:05
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      @valentino Nothing will change :) I will still be moving around every 2 to 3 months.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 11, 2019 21:43:09
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