PANDEMIC OPENS UP POTENTIAL FOR BRITS TO WORK REMOTELY OVERSEAS
With working from home being the new norm for many of us, families are evaluating where exactly home needs to be now that the traditional daily commute is no more. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is seeing an increase in interest from those looking to swap working from their spare bedroom to a terrace with stunning views and sunny climes.
“Even once the pandemic is under control, it’s likely that some of the lifestyle changes it brought about will stick. Many people’s eyes have been opened to how easily they can work from home and the lifestyle benefits that doing so can bring. As such, we’re catering to the needs of home-based workers not just for now but also for the longer-term.” Says Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
It’s unlikely that that quarter of the working population will all be keen to start commuting again when the time comes, particularly when many will have proved how productive they can be when based from home. This opens up the idea of working remotely from locations other than home, once lockdown and travel restrictions ease. After all, a stable internet connection, a decent mobile phone signal and a laptop are all that many people now need to do their jobs effectively, regardless of their location. With Spain being only an hour ahead of the UK, working from there fits perfectly with working for a UK company.
The waterfront homes at Pier are a case in point. The two- and three-bedroom apartments provide east and south-east facing terraces with marvellous views of the prestigious Marina de Sotogrande. The spacious terraces are ideal for sitting outdoors with a laptop, working from home in an absolutely stunning setting. The key-ready homes are priced from €342,000 plus VAT. Would-be buyers can take a virtual tour to discover Pier for themselves.
“With the technology available to us now, there’s no longer the same need to be tied to a desk from 9 to 5. Increasingly, companies are understanding the benefits of remote working not just for their employees but for themselves. A remote-first approach can mean running a more cost-efficient operation with a lower carbon footprint thanks to the need for less office space and a reduction in employee commuting.” -Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España