YonderWork

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Ellen ChisaHunterHiring@ellenchisa · VP Product, Lola
I stumbled across YonderWork earlier this week. This concept which combines remote working and travel seems to be becoming more popular, especially as companies become more remote work friendly. One of the things I like about YonderWork is the emphasis on professional development - they require a few years of experience and a job, and take the time to host a speaker or workshop every other week for their participants and encourage skill-sharing.
Nick MessinaMaker@nickamessina · Co-founder, YonderWork
Thanks for hunting us @Ellenchisa! YonderWork is a remote work and travel program which takes selected remote working professionals on two-month trips to locations around the world where they work remotely from coworking spaces, learn new skills, and enjoy the best parts of travel together. We started YonderWork because we didn’t want to choose between progressing in our careers and a lifestyle that allows the flexibility and freedom to travel the world. Faced with this choice, we decided to create an option where people could have both. We are creating a dynamic community to share in the travel experience, avoid the loneliness that comes with solo travel, and collaborate across industries and cultures. PH Exclusive: We are giving a $250 discount off of a YonderWork experience for hunters who subscribe to our newsletter today and apply before November 15th!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Super cool idea. Nomad living/remote working is on the rise. I have some friends that often travel the world via Airbnb. The communal aspect of this makes it unique and motivating for those those that seek social interactions in a sometimes anti-social job.
Kristin MessinaMaker@kristinimessina · Co-founder, YonderWork
@rrhoover Hi Ryan, Thanks for the support! We really believe remote working is the future of work but that community remains very important. As digital nomads, we know water cooler talk and social aspects of the traditional office need to be replicated in some way or it can get quite lonely despite being in amazing places around the world.
Benjamin Kimo Twichell@benkimotwichell · Growth Marketing Consultant
as @rrhoover said, this type of program is on the rise. Besides the timeframe, what differentiates this from other nomad/work retreats?
Nick MessinaMaker@nickamessina · Co-founder, YonderWork
@benkimotwichell thanks for your comment. Aside from traveling slow (2-months in each location), which we believe allows for a deeper travel experience and an ability to be productive without the fear of missing out, below are a few differentiators. Community - Our participants have at least a few years of experience (mid-level professional and up) so that they can contribute value to the community. We don't accept anyone without jobs and while we like to have fun, we are steering away from the backpacker crowd. Each program has their own unique twist and ultimately it comes down to whether or not the community is a good fit for you. Professional development - We place a heavy emphasis on professional development. We bring in thought leader organizations for speakers and workshops (you can see some of our partners on our homepage), hold networking and skill sharing events in our coworking spaces, and also organize language lunches. Corporate partners - In addition to looking towards freelancers and entrepreneurs, we are hoping to build the future of work by also partnering with forward-thinking companies and organizations.
Utkarsh Sinha@sinhautkarsh1 · Marketing, SpeakTribe
Cool idea, and I can instantly think of a few friends who might love this.