Campsite Development - Railslove CTO Freddy on tour. A life-work balance adventure

I have never really stuck to my place of work. Since I started as an intern at Railslove I have lived in: Cologne, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Yogyakarta, Cologne, and Bolzano - so I have a good history of experiencing remote work under the most diverse conditions. This made me think… how about taking this to the extreme? To live in a camper and simply work from wherever I currently am? It had been in the back of my mind for years, but it never made sense where I was at in life - maybe because of family, university, or whatever.

But then two things happened. And both are related to big C. 

First, I started getting into outdoor climbing because I couldn't go to bouldering gyms anymore. Second, I dropped out of my master's and moved back in with my parents because of the lockdown. Now this was a situation I dreaded - living with my parents is fine, we get along quite well, but not without at least a plan for the future. 

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And I had none. I could have gone anywhere, but I really had nothing strongly pulling me in any direction. And then also having some savings from living back at my parents it came to me: A camper! It just fit my living situation: All I wanted to do was be in nature, go climbing, and not be bound to any place in particular.

I made the decision around new Year 2020/ 2021, but because of Corona I only got on the road about two weeks ago. Now I am sitting in my hammock, somewhere not too far from Omiš.

So what is it like to work while being on the road?

How are roadside meetings, the deep-work-hammock, and driving around desperately trying to find 4g for this customer call that starts in 5 minutes? Will it all be worth it, is this the freedom I am looking for or will I end up feeling lonely on the road? Follow me and we will find out together!

I will keep you posted with regular installments here on the blog, and there will also be pics and stories on our social media channels. So be sure to follow like and subscribe!

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