An office with a view: Working from your (second) home

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Amie Fisher

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Remote work has become an everyday experience for many, and more companies are giving employees the option to work completely or occasionally from home. As a result, some workers are taking the opportunity to untether themselves from downtown offices and even their nearby, commuter-friendly homes, instead choosing to work from second home offices. Does your current home office have a view of ... the alley? Or, if your “office” is the kitchen table, a view of the dishes your kids left on the counter? Imagine how much more you could enjoy the 9-to-5 from a poolside patio or a picture window overlooking a vineyard. If a change of scenery sounds like the perfect productivity booster, consider working from a second home. Maybe that sounds too good to be true. But let’s say you have the flexibility to work from anywhere — how might that change your perspective on where you want to be? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
  • If I don’t need to commute to the office from my primary home, where and how do I really want to spend my time?
  • If I don’t want to be dependent on short-term rentals or research the best places to stay, how can I realistically secure a work-friendly second home?
  • If my family has more time to spend together, how can I find a place where we can relax and work comfortably?
Most people don’t have the means to purchase the kind of second home they’ve daydreamed about, or they don’t want the responsibility and unpredictable costs of whole home ownership. But that doesn’t mean a second home office is out of reach. Pacaso offers a modern approach to owning a second home: co-ownership. It’s an ideal option for people who want to make their second home budget go further while maximizing the flexibility that remote work can offer. With co-ownership, you can own an amazing home for ⅛ the cost. Each home is owned by a maximum of eight vetted owners, and a ⅛ share gives you up to 44 nights in your home per year. Scheduling your stay is easy and equitable, and Pacaso takes care of all the homeownership responsibilities, so you just show up and relax, or plug in your laptop so you don’t miss a beat at work. All Pacaso homes receive a design and technology upgrade and offer reliable Wi-Fi throughout the home. Enjoy your second home during the work week while keeping up to date with your projects, or bring your family for an extended stay knowing you’ll have time and space for work and recreation. Take advantage of the freedom remote work affords — no commute, more family time, and a second home office view that makes “going to work” one of the best parts of your day.  

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