BANGKOK September 22, 2020: The pandemic has changed the way we work, live and travel. People want to live anywhere, blurring the line between life and travel, with Airbnb continuing to be the platform of choice for digital nomads.
During this time of restricted travel and, in some cases, restricted movement, Airbnb has seen an upward trend when it comes to longer stays. One in three remote workers said they would move to a new city or state if remote working continued, according to a recent New York Times and Morning Consult survey.
Airbnb is now a longer term option for more customers who are fortunate enough to be able to work from anywhere. Whether it’s moving temporarily to be closer to family or seizing the opportunity to explore a new community, Airbnb data shows customers are increasingly using the platform to support work. remote and temporary moves.
Today, more than 6 million active listings on Airbnb offer longer stays and monthly stays, with bookings for monthly stays having seen a significant increase in recent months. In Thailand, over 60,000 listings offer monthly discounts for long stays.
As Thailand welcomes longer term stays encouraging digital nomads to live and work anywhere, Airbnb is revealing some of the trends and lists that can inspire those planning the perfect “ workstation. ”
Embrace the city life
If you are working from your home outside of Bangkok right now and missing the buzz of the city, consider moving to Thonglor where you can take inspiration from the world’s greatest artists, from Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh to Frida Kahlo while working from this artistic and quirky house. Alternatively, this peaceful family villa near the MRT is an ideal base with plenty of workspace options, an outdoor veranda for dining and a garden for relaxing. If you’re looking for a slower pace, try living in Bangkok’s Old Town at this canal house where the view of the water is sure to motivate and let your creativity flow.
Inspired by nature
Are you looking for a better work-life balance? Combine work with travel and nature, and head north to Pai where you can enjoy nature-steeped work from anywhere Jungalow in Pai. If relationships with people are your inspiration, then cottage in Baan Kang Wat The Chiang Mai Artist Village at the foot of Doi Suthep is the perfect place to meet creative minds, and with the trendy Nimmanhemin district a short drive away, this makes it a convenient work and travel base.
Only a few hours drive from Bangkok, and you can be surrounded by nature with Khao Yai National Park on your doorstep. Configure your working base to this vintage design wooden house in the popular Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima.
Refreshed by the beaches
There’s not much that beats a refreshing sea breeze to clear your mind, restart, and rejuvenate. Head to the southern islands and take your work with you. Wake up in this simple villa with private pool which is only 2.5 km from the famous Nai Harn beach in Phuket. Otherwise, head further south to Lanta Island and combine work and vacation at this beautiful seaside villa.
Alternatively, do extended work at this Private villa with sea view on the tropical island of Samui. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor workspace options, jungle and ocean views to calm the mind, a game room, and even an indoor cinema.
While there is still a lot of uncertainty about what next year will look like, Airbnb sees profound changes in the way people travel, live and work. Many of these changes will last long after the pandemic, and Airbnb will continue to develop ways to better support our host and guest community.