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How to work like a digital nomad: Co-working spaces and workation retreats around the world.

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How to work like a digital nomad: Co-working spaces and workation retreats around the world.

CO-WORKING ABROAD

SunDesk (sun-desk.com; day passes from $12), a co-working space on a surf beach near Marrakesh, has high-speed Internet – even on the roof terrace.

WORK Saigon (worksaigon.com; from $118 a month) has single-origin Vietnamese coffee and regular community barbecues.

Nest (coworkingnest.com.mx; from $20 a day to $99 a week), in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, has a rooftop pool and is pet-friendly.

Hubud (hubud.org; from $33 a day to $364 a month) in Ubud, Bali, has Skype booths, business coaches and courses like “Become a Freelancing Ninja!”

C0-WORKING CLOSER TO HOME
Most major cities now have co-working spaces, which tend to focus more on ergonomic desks than beach views. Here are just a few examples:

Montreal’s Halte 24-7 (halte24-7.com; from $199 a month)

GAB (gab.ae; from $220 a month)

La Gare (garemtl.com; from $195 a month)

Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (socialinnovation.ca; from $125 a month)

Link Coworking (linkcoworking.com; from $379 a month) in Austin, Texas

The Soho House has plans to introduce “Housework,” which will offer members the chance to hot desk in Los Angeles, Istanbul, London and Chicago.

READ MORE: WHEREVER WORKS: THE FULL STORY ON HOW TO BECOME A DIGITAL NOMAD

WORKATION RETREATS

The Surf Office
(thesurfoffice.com; from $90 a day for a single room) in Gran Canaria, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Santa Cruz, Calif., offers accommodation, co-working spaces and organized social events.

Mutinerie Village (mutinerie.org/village-homepage; from $300 a week for a shared dorm) is a co-working space in a restored farmhouse near Paris.

Coworking Camp
(coworking.camp; from $376 a week not including accommodation) is a beachside winter pop-up in Djerba, Tunisia.

Coconat (coconat-space.com, from $53 a night) is a retreat just outside Berlin with both indoor and outdoor desks and tents and cabins in the woods for sleeping.

Webworktravel.com offers information on the best work-ation destinations, from Cape Town to Cusco. In November, the site is running its first-ever “digital nomad cruise,” from Spain to Brazil ($355 for nine days – a bargain because the ship is re-positioning; Wi-Fi is extra and expensive).

DIGITAL NOMAD CONFERENCES

DNX Global (dnxglobal.com; tickets start at $295), a massive biannual conference most recently hosted in Berlin, brings together thousands of digital nomads hoping to network and hear speeches like “Redesign your life: How I created my dream job in less than a year.”

The Global Co-working Unconference Conference
(gcuc.co) hosts co-working events around the world, from Toronto to São Paulo, to discuss everything from work trends to productivity-enhancing furniture design.

ONLINE RESOURCES

#nomads
(hashtagnomads.com) offers well-rounded crowd-sourced 
information for location-independent workers – everything from remote-job-search tips to affordable places to stay.

Nomad List (nomadlist.com) provides forums, destination guides and a handy filtering tool for finding your next home.

Technomades (technomades.com), for digital nomads looking for co-working spaces, lodging and community en français, is currently under development.

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WHEREVER WORKS: THE FULL STORY ON HOW TO BECOME A DIGITAL NOMAD
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