As the coronavirus crisis pushes people from many industries to continue to work remotely, the idea of the ‘digital nomad’ is expanding to include anyone looking for a change of scenery to live and work.
Airbnb, which has shifted its model to focus on long-term stays, is now seeing an increase in digital nomads booking long-term stays, as well as hosts offering those types of stays.
Almost half of those working remotely in the US say that they have already used Airbnb to find a remote working destination away from their home and their office.
More than six million active listings on the platform accept monthly stays, and more than half of those offer discounts for extended trips. Guests are choosing both whole homes and rooms for this, as a kind of confident bubble environment.