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Living simpler, mostly out of the system. It’s possible but you have to make some choices. You can go living simpler in a permanent residence, others go around the world. These last ones, digital nomads, are the future? No way. They are already here, and everywhere! Living in freedom and working out of passion.

First, there were the Tiny Houses, then there was the VW bus. Living simply, in a tiny house or on a bus, was a trend. You were hip & happening living like that. Like what?

The keywords are mostly: freedom, low costs, nature, simple, basic. You don’t have much luxury. Your living room is your kitchen and bedroom at the same time. And you have to get rid of a lot of furniture and other stuff to live the ‘basic way’. It is nog only for hipsters or other young people. Also, people that are over the fifties take the step. They want to live a much simpler life.

They quit their jobs, don’t want their trendy Burkely tas( and design chair anymore. They want to live slower, more sustainable and most of all surrounded by nature. They choose a less predictable life. A tiny house is much cheaper than a ‘normal’ house so they don’t have to work for money, they work out of passion.

Going around the world

Others want to go around the world and call themselves nomads, mostly digital nomads. They let us know where they are, what they do and want to try to earn their money by working freelance, from all kinds of places all over the world. So they need al laptop and Ted Baker tas(

It is a new way of working. Esther Jacobs, digital nomad herself, wrote a book about it: Digital Nomads, How to live, work and play around the world. She means that distance is an illusion. “We are lucky to live in an age where planes and communication technologies have made the world smaller than ever. New opportunities are galore. We are at the brink of a revolution that changes the way we live, work and play. And the good news is – you can be part of it!”

Lifestyle pioneer

It’s all about changing your lifestyle. Following your heart instead of your head, says Esther. You have to focus on the things you can influence. Not on the ones you can’t. She found the ultimate freedom, she says, living outside the system. She travels to more than a hundred countries as a lifestyle pioneer. And she helps and inspires others to do so.

Esther already wrote, sometimes together with others, 25 books and had two TEDx talks. She is a global social media influencer now. Do you also want to travel around and workaround? Or are you more into a permanent place and following your passion from there?
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