Living The Life That Working in Tech Can Allow

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This episode is like no other we’ve ever put out, because it’s not really about WordPress, more about a lifestyle that working with WordPress might allow you to have.

Alex is on the podcast today to talk about the decisions that he’s made to be a digital nomad. Now, when I think about the phrase digital nomad, it conjures up images of people who are constantly on the move. Moving from place to place, never settling anywhere. This is not quite how Alex has things set up.

Alex, his wife, his two kids, his two cats and his dog all life in a camper. In the UK we call them camper vans, and I’ve heard them called RVs as well I think. Anyway, think of a small house on wheels.

When Alex and I started talking about what we might talk about on the podcast, this topic was suggested and I jumped on it. So there’s not really any plugins or themes mentioned, it’s just about the way that Alex and his family live, and I love this kind of thing.

Today you’re going to learn how he is able to get his day job done given the constraints of a small living area (240 square feet), and the inevitable difficulties that this creates.

We learn how Alex overcame these issues, giving himself the space (both physically and mentally) to get the job done even though everyone was living cheek by jowl.

We get into all the details of how the decision to create this kind of life came about. What prompted the family to up sticks and go out on the road. What are the benefit of such a life and what are some of the drawbacks.

It’s certainly an interesting episode, and perhaps there’s some of you out there who will listen and think that you’d like to try this out as well. Luckily working WordPress (in some cases) means that you can, and perhaps even should?

We get into some other questions:

  • Is this lifestyle cheaper than living the ‘usual’ way?
  • Where do you pay your taxes?
  • How do you maintain your sanity when there’s no place to ‘get away’ from one another?