Global Buyer Survey: Top 5 homes around the world for digital nomads

Covid-19 has accelerated digitalisation, enabling millions to now work from home, and authorities are moving fast to capitalise on this trend.

Of the 700 people surveyed from 44 different countries in the Global Buyer Survey, 61% of respondents claimed they are more likely to work from home post lockdown.

For those fortunate enough to be able to do their job just as effectively wherever they are in the world, enter the term ‘digital nomad’. From European coffee shops to beachside apartments, the life of a digital nomad is very attractive. What’s more, given the stagnated economies of many countries who rely largely on tourism, governments and local councils are announcing new laws and initiatives to make moving to their particular area more attractive for those who now have new-found freedom when it comes to their working location, and, in turn, help repopulate their towns and villages to counteract decades of urban migration.

“Of the 700 people surveyed from 44 different countries in the Global Buyer Survey, 61% of respondents claimed they are more likely to work from home post lockdown. “

Barbados has launched a 12-month welcome visa to encourage remote workers to base themselves from the Caribbean island, whilst the city of Savannah in Georgia, US, is offering up to $2,000 to cover relocation expenses for remote tech workers who move to the area for at least a year according to the World Economic Forum.

With that in mind, here are five properties from around the world that incorporate some of the main amenities desired when buying a second home, such as outdoor space, privacy, and of course, room for a home office.

12 bedroom villa for sale in Mazan, Provence, France

This property is located in a quiet environment and offers a lovely view over the countryside. The grounds are very well maintained with a pool-house and a summer kitchen near the heated swimming pool. There is also a wellness area with spa and hammam. It is an ideal property for entertaining, working and relaxing.

Private island for sale in Exumas, Bahamas

The ultimate in privacy and space, Little Pipe Cay is a very rare, freehold, private island for sale in the most beautiful part of the Exumas island chain. With raw natural beauty as a foundation, the current owners have, over the last 15 years, thoughtfully moulded and created the perfect private island home in one of the most naturally beautiful island chains in the world. The crown jewel of the Exumas and one of top private islands in the Bahamas, if not in the Caribbean.

Six bedroom house for sale in Avalon Beach, NSW, Australia

Exquisitely crafted to echo the beauty and style of its premier coastal setting, this architecturally designed residence welcomes with its stunning contemporary luxury and bespoke finishes. Combining a timeless beach house aesthetic with a sophisticated urban design sensibility and state-of-the-art technology. A perfectly thought through example of where modern meets original, creating an ideal footprint for lifestyle plus home business, income or inter-generational living.

Eight bedroom villa for sale in la Zagaleta, Malaga, Spain

Known as one of the most exclusive country club living environments in Europe, La Zagaleta offers the ultimate in refined luxury, security, privacy, the bountiful natural surroundings of a former hunting estate, and first-class amenities. The latter include two beautifully manicured golf courses, each with a luxurious clubhouse, an elegant riding centre, racquet club, concierge services and 24-hour security, all in a verdant hillside oasis within ten minutes of Marbella and the Mediterranean coastline that Zagaleta’s opulent properties overlook.

Seven bedroom house for sale in Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London

An exquisite seven bedroom family house on one of Kensington’s most coveted addresses, a complete renovation and extension behind its original façade. Set within the Holland Park Conservation Area and immediately adjacent to the park itself, this incredible seven bedroom property has been entirely redesigned by world-renowned designers who have reinterpreted its classic style to create a bespoke, beautiful and functional home.

For more insights and information, discover the Global Buyer Survey 2020. To learn more about our homes for sale overseas, please contact Mark Harvey.