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Old 02-24-2019, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have so been thinking of just letting my lease go (having someone sublet from me) and just AirBnb in a few different places for a year (maybe PR and/or Florida and/or NY or somewhere on the West Coast).
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:23 PM
 
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I read a story on a lady that traveled the world on a yacht for 10 years. Boat was purpose built for the trip and she went to places I have never even heard of! The trip easily cost her millions of dollars but I thought it was so cool.

A kid I went to high school with was super wealthy. His parents did 300,000 miles of traveling on a mega yacht once the kids finished high school.

If I had the means, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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I have so been thinking of just letting my lease go (having someone sublet from me) and just AirBnb in a few different places for a year (maybe PR and/or Florida and/or NY or somewhere on the West Coast).
Yeah, if you can work remotely, I would definitely try and move around and experience different climates, cities and areas! Isn't life mainly about about experiences and creating memories.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:46 PM
 
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Some airbnbs have really good deals once you hit the month discount, we've stayed in places at up to 70% off the nightly rate then negotiated even lower rates to stay longer. Contact the host and throw an offer out there, if you're a good guest (communicated well, no drama, presented yourself well, etc.) they'll often agree since it's often worth it for them to take the known versus dealing with the potential unknowns. I've never hosted an airbnb so no idea how it works on their side but they do something that generates an email to you with offer amount you agreed on where you can click to accept.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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Yeah, if you can work remotely, I would definitely try and move around and experience different climates, cities and areas! Isn't life mainly about about experiences and creating memories.
I do work remotely actually.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:21 PM
 
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Some airbnbs have really good deals once you hit the month discount, we've stayed in places at up to 70% off the nightly rate then negotiated even lower rates to stay longer. Contact the host and throw an offer out there, if you're a good guest (communicated well, no drama, presented yourself well, etc.) they'll often agree since it's often worth it for them to take the known versus dealing with the potential unknowns. I've never hosted an airbnb so no idea how it works on their side but they do something that generates an email to you with offer amount you agreed on where you can click to accept.
I've stayed in my fair share of Airbnbs but never for an extended period of time. Longest duration was maybe 10-12 days or something like that.

But this is great advice and I've been employing it for a while actually. Even with shorter stays I ask for discounts on the majority of my bookings. Particularly for last minute bookings where I know the likelihood of getting a discount is much higher; I typically ask for ~20% off in such situations and many times people agree but even if they aren't willing to go with that high of a discount I'd say that still over 90% of the time I've been able to negotiate the price down.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:39 PM
 
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I have so been thinking of just letting my lease go (having someone sublet from me) and just AirBnb in a few different places for a year (maybe PR and/or Florida and/or NY or somewhere on the West Coast).
You absolutely should. I obviously don't now you well, but based on all the threads I have seen you start regarding traveling, walkability, and working remotely, I think this suits you perfectly. When your lease is up you might as well dip your toe in. You can always decide you don't like it and return to ATL.
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:56 AM
 
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You absolutely should. I obviously don't now you well, but based on all the threads I have seen you start regarding traveling, walkability, and working remotely, I think this suits you perfectly. When your lease is up you might as well dip your toe in. You can always decide you don't like it and return to ATL.
Hi projectmaximus,

My ongoing issue with taking this up is no matter how much research I do, I am unable to determine how (and by how I am mostly referring to the legal aspect of working in multiple locations).

I am home based in one particular U.S. city/state, and I'm not sure that just deciding to up and move/travel to wherever I want to go wouldn't have legal/tax implications for me/my employer beyond my understanding. Traveling/working during short (up to a few weeks maybe?) vacations is one thing; but living more of a nomadic life that could require moderate stints of time in other states (and potentially even other countries) I don't know enough about (yet) although I have been looking into it for awhile.

Although I'm remote in the aspect I don't work in the headquarters/main office, I'm still a full time exempt salaried employee unlike some nomads who are retired, self employed or on contract (not home based).
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:02 AM
 
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You're right. Someone doing their own private gigs for web design online is one thing, but being employed by a US company while living abroad opens up all sorts of new questions. Right off the top if you're on a tourist or retirement visa and they catch you working full time you're finished, expect a fine and deportment for immigration fraud.

Granted I'm not sure how they'd catch you, in my experience most folks caught illegally working abroad are English teachers that get swept up when the school they are working for gets targeted. They're vulnerable because they're linked to a local organization that has their names. I get that it's tempting since demand for English teachers with an American accent is so high in Asia, official requirements might be one thing but bottom line all you need is a pulse and white face to find work.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:20 AM
 
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You're right. Someone doing their own private gigs for web design online is one thing, but being employed by a US company while living abroad opens up all sorts of new questions. Right off the top if you're on a tourist or retirement visa and they catch you working full time you're finished, expect a fine and deportment for immigration fraud.

Granted I'm not sure how they'd catch you, in my experience most folks caught illegally working abroad are English teachers that get swept up when the school they are working for gets targeted. They're vulnerable because they're linked to a local organization that has their names. I get that it's tempting since demand for English teachers with an American accent is so high in Asia, official requirements might be one thing but bottom line all you need is a pulse and white face to find work.
The bolded is exactly my concern; so for someone in my current position who works remotely many of my friends think I can just up and leave and live/do whatever I want wherever I want but in reality it's not that simple.
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