Digital nomadism is a trend. And, indeed, it has changed people’s lives. Now people who work remotely can live wherever they want and for as long as they want. There are some places around the world that are very friendly to digital nomads, and Bansko, Bulgaria, is one of them. Even more, Bansko is a mountain town with an impeccable landscape. And it has a lot of sports options, such as skiing and snowboarding. Read on to find more about Bansko, Bulgaria, and its digital nomad people.
Digital nomadism is the possibility to work while traveling. Or travel while working. This is not a profession, it is a working condition. If you are a freelancer or work for a company where you can do your work remotely, you can live as a digital nomad as well.
The digital nomad can do his or her work online and travels while is not working. The person can work anywhere in the world, as long as she or he has a good internet connection. Some common examples of nomads are copywriters, photographers, and designers.
The digital nomad lifestyle consists of two aspects: making money on the Internet and traveling or moving from one place to another.
However, for obvious reasons, some places are more welcoming to digital nomads: cheap living, good infrastructure, fast internet, and other issues are important in the choice. Some examples are Chiang Mai, Thailand; Budapest, Hungary; San Diego, USA; Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; Florianopolis, Brazil; and Bansko, Bulgaria. In these places, entire communities of digital nomads have sprung up, and thus, an explosion of coffee shops and coworking spaces has happened to meet the demand.
Now, what does a city need to have to be friendly to digital nomads? Let’s look at the example of Bansko, Bulgaria.
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Digital Nomads in Bansko
Bansko is becoming a popular hub with digital nomads. It’s a fantastic place to be for a digital nomad as there’s a strong community (that is increasing) of like-minded people.
In Bansko, you will find multiple coworking spaces, which means there are hundreds or thousands of digital nomads in just one town.
Why Bansko Bulgaria is the best place for digital nomads?
Bansko is a municipality in Bulgaria, located in the province of Blagoevgrad. It is a small town, which has about 13,000 inhabitants.
The town is known for its breathtaking scenery, wooded slopes, and many activities on offer. In Bansko, there is 75 km of wide wooded slopes to enjoy these pristine and wild alpine landscapes. The ski area serves skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
The city is located about 160 km from the Bulgarian capital and has several ski slopes for you to enjoy. And if you want a lot of fun, there are plenty of options there. Besides skiing, you can book a snowmobile tour, dive into thermal pools, and even take a riding lesson.
Those who see this sporting and relaxing destination never imagine that Bansko is also an ideal location for digital nomads. Can you believe that is possible to spend a season working in a quiet town surrounded by mountains and trees? Yes, it is possible.
And here is the reasons:
- Bulgaria is one of the cheapest countries to travel to in Europe.
- It is a very safe country.
- Bansko is an unusual destination to spend a season.
- Bansko has a very famous coworking center in the region, the Coworking Bansko.
Best Places to Work in Bansko
Meet the Coworking Bansko
Coworking Bansko has about a hundred members from all over the world. Most work in the digital field, like writers, translators, graphic designers, and programmers. This community is what creates the magic of the place.
In the space, there is a lot of skill-sharing and social activities. In addition to working in the same space, the members practice sports together: skiing and snowboarding. The coworking access price is 129 euros per month per person. It is a very affordable price for a coworking space with a great infrastructure and a lot of organized events.
In the city, there are several apartments for rent for a period. In addition, soon, coworking founder Matthias Zeitler will launch “Coliving Bansko”, a space where he will offer accommodation to members. Therefore, in the future, it wants to attract companies, not just freelancers and independents.
The internet speed in this space is about 53 Mbps for downloads, and 78 Mbps for uploads.
Go to Alt-Space
Alt Space is another great place to work in Bansko.
To use and work in the space, you can pay by the day, which prices start from $18, or by week or month. You can save money and get some discounts in case you book three months in a row, for example.
Four Leaf Clover
Four Leaf Clover is part of a coliving space and offers a great basic coworking space.
This place is quite far from the gondola, but it is still within walking distance of the Old town.
If we compare it with the other spaces, the membership here is a little cheaper, with a monthly membership costing around $107 USD per month. They have a nice homely feel, but it is smaller than other coworking spaces on offer.
This space is excellent for meetings or if you want to work in a more professional setting. It’s perfect for people that are looking for a more professional space.
Its costs are around $15 per day, or if you want to pay for one month, you will spend $157.
The best time to be in Bansko is between May and September when the weather is most inviting. On average, the warmest months are July and August, January is the coldest month of the year, and the rainiest months are May and June.
Now, tell us: what do you think to stay a season in Bansko and meet a lot of different people? Nothing bad, hun?