The world is rapidly changing, and one very big change happened about 20 years ago in the guise of a small IT company called Google. Google has rapidly become the browser for information, jobs, and travel. Google has inspired mobile workplace or digital nomadism.
Not many understand the term digital nomad, and most don’t see how great it can be and what an impact it has on traditional business. Foreign countries are quickly embracing the mobile workplace, and many countries are in prime position to attract digital nomads to her boundaries.
I recently talked with a couple who are about 40 and live in Munich. He works for an IT company that allows the staff to work remotely ten months out of the year. He is only required them to be in the office for two mounts out of the year. The owner of the company only spends six months in the office and spends the other half of the year in Asia rather than in cold Germany.
The couple I interviewed decided they wanted to travel and experience life in different countries. They wanted to learn about diverse cultures and challenge themselves. They live and work in Jelsa, Croatia for about three months, move to Sicily for another two or three months and then move to Portugal for the rest of the year. They do return to Munich to refuel and recharge. Then off they go traveling.
Jelsa, Croatia is on the island of Hvar and boasts a total population of 3,656. Jelsa is the only place on the island with an abundance of fresh water, and the agricultural plan just west of Jelsa is a UNESCO protected world heritage site.
During the 196th century, Jelsa was the center of shipbuilding and trade through the Adriatic. Today the city is a bustling place with small business, tourism, and hosting digital nomads. You can people watch in the Croatian Renaissance Square or the Pjaca, just of the waterfront. There is a natural water spring on the west side of the plaza, and there are stories about this fountain and the city of Jelsa. If you are working in Jelsa at the end of August, don’t miss the Jelsa wine festival.
Digital nomads work and earn money, just like any other worker. They have deadlines, phone calls, emails, contact with supervisors, and colleagues. All this is done remotely and from different places. As a digital nomad, you can start your morning with a workout and a swim, shop in marketplaces and learn the Croatian language as you experience the culture in this remarkable city.
Being a digital nomad is a lifestyle choice, and many destinations that are beautiful, safe, and have great WiFi. If you want more information about living and working in Jelsa Croatia, read Total Croatia Living in Croatia guide that will give you many ideas of where to work and life and how to make a “go” of it in Croatia.
About the Author:
Frederik is the founder of theHRnomad.com, a digital platform that is one of its kind. HR Nomad connects remote workers and clients alike for on mutual objective: to harness the power of information communication and technology and to balance between professional and personal life. He is also the author of the book HRnomad (published April 2019). Further, he is the managing partner of the Organization Design consulting firm boxolog.com and international keynote speaker about organization agility, design thinking, and Digital nomadic working. For more information contact at firstname.lastname@example.org