The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work. As soon as lockdowns were implemented, many office-based companies were forced to shift to a work from home setup that was unthinkable before.
But not for this digital nomad hub. Baybayan Hub is shaping the future of work by helping convert resorts and hotels affected by the pandemic into co-living and co-working spaces for digital nomads and remote workers who prefer earning their keep by the beach.
The practice has long been a way of life for those living a nomadic lifestyle, those who don't believe home is a specific place and are always on-the-go. Because of the pandemic, the practice gets even more appealing by the day as millions of Filipinos remain cooped up in homes.
Work is literally a vacation for these remote workers, according to founder Orly Darnayla. This results to a healthier work environment through improved mental and physical health. Their access to resort amenities such as the beach, yoga sessions, and other water activities make all the difference from working in an urban jungle.
Baybayin Hub is located in the coastal areas of Bolinao, Pangasinan, Liwliwa, Zambales, and Siquijor. They plan to open more hubs at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Cebu, and Bohol.
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