There are a reported 35 million “digital nomads” in the world, and 16 million in the US alone.
Digital nomads are often young, well-paid professionals whose jobs allow them to work anywhere there is an Internet connection.
Instead of tying themselves down to a particular place, these professionals travel, sometimes staying for a few days, or sometimes a few months in a single location.
This has led to some interesting cottage industries focused on this type of demographic.
One such company is Wander, a high-end home rental company that takes a much different approach than Airbnb (where homeowners can rent out extra space in their homes or entire properties).
Unlike Airbnb, Wander owns all of its properties – 31 currently – in some of the most beautiful locations in the US.
All of the properties are very high-end and selected to specifically make the renter feel like a billionaire, if only for a few days.
The houses come with a Tesla for the renter to use and the locks, lights, gates, and temperatures are all controlled via the Wander app directly on the renter’s phone.
All the houses are state-of-the-art, well-appointed, and unique, and are perfectly set up for digital workers, featuring workspaces with large monitors and keyboards for the renters to use.
The descriptions and video walkthroughs of the properties liken them to some houses seen in James Bond movies.
One property is designed to look like a bridge and is perched on a 200-foot cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Oregon, with floor-to-ceiling windows that run the length of the house.
The nightly fees run from $400 to $1000 with three-night minimums required in most locations.