Are you a digital nomad looking to take your career to the road? It wasn’t too long ago that living the dream and working from a van seemed far-fetched. Fast forward to 2023, and the remote work revolution is here to stay! With remote work comes opportunities to live your wildest dreams of exploring while also building your career or pursuing your creative calling – all from your van! All you need are the right technical tools and a little know-how to hit the road and watch your career flourish. Soak up the inspiration and creativity that the open road will offer. Here, we’ll share the seven tech requirements you’ll need to make working remotely in a van your reality!
No matter where you go, you will need a reliable, fast Internet connection to be successful working remotely! Whether you opt for satellite Wi-Fi like Starlink or a Wi-Fi booster, it’s essential to have a dependable connection to stay connected to your team, clients, and colleagues as you adventure through dusty roads and mountainous forests.
A comfortable, dedicated workspace
Having a comfortable, dedicated workspace is key to productivity. Our Be-Vans come fully equipped with an abundance of built-in, warm lighting (all easily adjustable from your van’s control panel and switches), a dining table that doubles as a cozy work desk (with extra comfy cushions!), and expansive windows for you to take in the fresh air and the glorious views as you type up your next great business plan.
Noise-canceling headphones are a must for digital nomads who want to get work done in a van without distractions. Whether you’re parked in the city or in a National Park for the night, they help you focus on work and block out any outside noise, and they’re especially beneficial when you’re in meetings and on Zoom calls!
Plenty of outlets
To stay charged and connected, you’ll need plenty of outlets for all your digital gear. Our Be-Vans are readily equipped with multiple outlets and USB ports in smart locations. We’ve had clients tell us there were more outlets in their vans than in their apartments back home! All your gear will be easily plugged- in with your Be-Van!
Off-grid power system
An off-grid power system is essential for digital nomads and remote workers living and working in a van. That’s why we created homes on wheels with reliable battery packs and solar panels, so you’ll never have to worry about the lights going out as you’re in your flow state or in an important meeting!
A built-in screen is handy for meetings and multi-tasking when a small laptop screen alone won’t cut it. It doubles as your van’s entertainment area when the work is done for the day and you want to put your feet up and relax!
With the remote revolution also comes new safety concerns. To keep your data secure and away from hackers and cybercriminals, you’ll need to invest in a dependable Virtual Private Network (VPN).
A VPN will encrypt your data and protect your online activity. This is especially important when you’re connected to public Wi-Fi networks and traveling. There are plenty out there, and many have affordable annual packages. Do your research to see what your needs are and which one will work best for you!
Bonus: Vanlife Apps!
Make sure to check out our blog article on 13 Apps to Make Vanlife Even Easier before you hit the road, too! Download them beforehand for an even cruiser Vanlife journey.
There you have it – the 7 simple tech requirements for working remotely in a van! With the right tools and know-how, you can make your Vanlife dreams a reality sooner than you think.
So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today and make 2023 your most exciting year yet!