Forget working from home: check out these other seriously cool remote work options

Global Workplace Analytics posits that 56% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible (at least partially) with remote work and further estimates that 25-30% of the workforce will be working at home on a multiple-days-a-week basis by the end of 2021. For those who want to switch up the scenery, the following corporations and countries are launching new programs that allow the work-from-home set to conduct their business from some pretty novel locations.


MGM Resorts is trying to appeal to the work-from-home-force with enticing ‘Work From Vegas’ travel packages as part of a new program called Viva Las Office. There are three packages to choose from—The Associate, The Manager, and The Executive, priced from $100-$350 per night—and each includes perks intended to provide “the ultimate home-away-from-the-home office experience” at either MGM’s Bellagio or ARIA properties. The most interesting perk? Each package includes an IRL “executive assistant”: a dedicated, on-call concierge whose primary function is to set your trip up for success, whether that’s by booking in-meeting massages (seriously) or helping with other scheduling needs.


When you think of Barbados, is the concept of work the farthest thing from your mind? Well, in this unprecedented time these two topics are more closely entwined than you’d think. Back in July the island began accepting applications for a new 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp, which is essentially a visa that would allow participants to work remotely from Barbados for an entire year. A single application costs $2,000 and a family application costs $3,000, and applicants need to have an expected income of $50k over the course of the year they’d be in Barbados. Sign. Us. Up.


As of August 1st, Estonia issued a 12-month Digital Nomad Visa for those engaged in non-Estonian work. The eligibility criteria for this remote year in Estonia is pretty simple: applicants must have an existing job that will permit them to work abroad and/or freelance, they must be able to conduct their work remotely via telecom technology, and they must meet a €3504 minimum monthly income threshold. Estonia’s visa is unique compared to other countries’ digital nomad visas, as it gives workers who are no longer tethered to a single physical office the opportunity to experience the EU and live abroad.