Here’s a little tip we picked up from some of our digital nomad ski bum buddies…There’s a new concept in the sharing economy that has paired AirBnB-style lodging with co-working in recreation rich locations. It’s also ideal for those that think they are too busy to take time off.
Outsite has done what we were all thinking: from Hawaii to New York, now in nine locations and growing, you can rent a room with communal living spaces and ultra-high speed Internet just a stone’s throw from the slopes in Lake Tahoe this winter, ski every day and not miss a single day of remote work.
All Outsite locations have parking, so don’t be surprised to find multiple vans parked in the driveway, as well as dedicated house managers who can help you get out on the slopes. All locations come equipped with high-end outdoor gear for your use at no charge. You can also host company retreats and offsite meetings at Outsite houses.
More than 40 percent of employees report actually using less than 25 percent of their vacation time; and 61 percent admit working while on vacation — so Outsite’s goal is to enable more digital nomads, remote workers and other employees and entrepreneurs to maximize the best work-life balance possible, and that includes skiing on powder days mid-week. Outsite founders told us that 33 percent of employees who have worked while on vacation report doing so because no one else at their company can do the work. Other reasons for working while on vacation, according to the company, include: fear of getting behind (28 percent), desire for a promotion (19 percent), fear of losing job (17 percent), and wanting to outperform colleagues (13 percent).
Outsite says it is the latest among similar concepts to offer greater flexibility in booking because they actually own the properties, as well as variety in destinations with an emphasis on community and getting outside. That said, you should probably drop everything and book your time now in Tahoe, because the snow is beginning to fly.