No it’s not what you are thinking, Swish are not hiring at the moment! But you can still make the dream happen and in Marbella too: That picture perfect lifestyle of morning walks on the beach before work, then a balmy evening of tapas and sunsets, all doing a job you love on your own terms.
So how do you get your dream job in the sun? Can you really have it all?
It’s a big resounding yes from Swish and it seems, from the Spanish government too. They are planning to launch a new “digital nomad visa” for remote workers from non EEA countries as we speak. This makes it even easier to escape to the sun.
Since the pandemic, work culture is arguably becoming more about “power to the employee.”
Just as working remotely has become acceptable, so have longer weekends, the prioritisation of family time, the acceptance of people’s pets popping up on zoom calls, and even taking longer vacations. Now if you want to relocate to the sun, you have more options. Remote working jobs have increased dramatically across Europe and even if they are not fully home based, more companies are offering a hybrid approach. This makes it very possible to spend less time looking at an office water cooler and more time staring at a lovely pool.
But is Marbella a good choice for remote workers?
The short answer is yes.
Let’s go back a step, several months ago we reported on the growing trend for longer stays and new ways of working. The new international business person can work from anywhere. This trend is here to stay; some of our villas in Marbella are currently being rented by such location independent employees or business owners.
Look closely in Marbella and you will see a city bustling with a mixture of cultures, a large number of expats who are here for more than a few months at once and who bring their businesses or remote jobs with them. There are several co-working spaces such as OurSpace on the Golden Mile. An emerging business and crypto scene is erupting just 50km away in Gibraltar and Malaga is establishing itself as a haven for international businesses with its own boom. Citibank are now setting up shop in Malaga for its new European hub to attract new junior bankers and we don’t blame them one bit.
All in all, there is plenty of choice. Remote jobs from another country, hybrids, international organisations in the area or many start ups too. If you are your own boss, then even better. You can build in trips to Marbella and keep up with your office meetings over zoom while also enjoying golf out of season.
Inside Marbella, workers will find a place to enjoy the great outdoors with the impressive climate, beaches and mountains which make a welcome change from a polluted city. The Puente Romano hotel has its members only “Owners Club” which attracts an affluent entrepreneurial type and the city has business networking groups where viable working relationships can be established. There is no shortage of accommodation out of season, and Marbella itself is only a short drive from Malaga airport for international connections.
With such a pull and even government encouragement, Marbella is going to become even more popular for remote workers over the next few years.
Will this be your next working from home view?
If you need help with your adventure in Marbella, working or otherwise, we would love to assist. Please contact The Swish team day or night and we can advise on the best luxury accommodation to suit your needs.
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